- Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
- Listed By: Lisa O’Hern
- Location: Bradenton, FL
- Color: Palomino
- Height: 15.2
- Foal Date: 03/14/2014
- Sex: Mare
- Markings: Blaze
Description: Introducing “Sweet Sally Ride” aka “Dixie”
“Dixie” is a show stopping, head turning, Palomino trail riding horse. She is a registered Tennessee Walking Horse but could easily be double registered as a Spotted Saddle Horse. She is gorgeous and flashy with an unbelievable temperament. It’s a rare time that I ride, without a compliment on her flowing mane and forelock. She also has a special trick….She will “pee on command” I like things neat, clean and tidy. If I don’t have to clean pee out of my trailer or stalls, I’m a happy camper.
She is super friendly, always the first one to come from the field to see what’s going on for the day. I swear that she reads my mind as I sneak out of my barn apartment to get breakfast ready. Without any noise, I look up and see that she has already started walking to the barn. And I don’t always feed at the same time…LOL She has a calm, almost “old soul” temperament, a natural smooth gait and lovely canter.
She has many trail miles and has been exposed to a lot of different things such as: fire, turkeys, deer, cows, mini horse, bobcats, coyotes, lots of dogs, bikes, hikers, people throwing a Frisbee, baby carriages, bee boxes, motor bikes, cars, traffic, fire trucks, golf courses, tarps, yelling kids, construction, tractors, large trucks, even boats on the lake. I love taking rides in my subdivision to find anything “scary” that we can practice being brave. My command to my horses is…”Put your nose on it”, and they are not allowed to leave the thing until doing so. I watch the wheels turn in their head, as they see something they might be concerned about, and then they bravely walk up with their nose out.
Dixie doesn’t have an agenda. She is not dominant or mean with people, animals or other horses. In a pecking order I would put her in the lower middle of the herd. She is a lover not a fighter. She will stand and take breaks on the trail or eat grass if you let her. She is easy to get on and off on the trail but she also parks out if needed to get on. She trailers well in my little 2 horse trailer, alone or with another horse.
She ties, cross ties, stands well for the farrier, grooming and tacking up. She stands well for mounting, and will skivvy up to the mounting block or a fence, bench or a log to get on.
She has all the basic training: side pass, back up, leg yields, flat walk, running walk, canter.
She is surefooted up and down hills. She will go through puddles, creeks and large bodies of water. She has been ridden in the mud, and rain. She has had 120 days of professional training in the last year. Some of the tricks that she learned are: laying down, bowing(has gotten a little rusty), to “pee on command”. Like I said in the beginning I train my horses to “pee on command”. I like things neat, clean and tidy. If I don’t have to clean pee out of my trailer or stalls, I’m a happy camper. She has learned to “pee on command” as she comes into the barn for her morning feeding. If I forget to tell her, she often does it on her own. She has a walk-in/out stall at my place in FL and she has learned to always go outside to do her business. I have had one of my horses go an entire 4 months on two bags of shavings before he had an accident. I have been said to be slightly OCD. Being able to have your horse pee before you start a long trip is also really nice. They ride more comfortably.
Dixie rides alone but still prefers to ride in groups of horses. She loves dogs and happily allows my 14 yr old Jack Russel to ride up in the saddle when she is tired. In groups she will lead, go in the middle or last. I have put pictures of kids on her back and trust her with them when I am around. I am not selling her as a “kid broke” horse. She would do best with an advanced beginner or intermediate rider. She has no vices or bad behaviors. She loves apple treats and her “all time” favorite treat is soft peppermints.
I’m not a professional trainer. I don’t buy and sell horses. I bump into nice ones every once in a while and I love to work with them. What I like to do is ride them, love them and bring out their personalities.
She is currently located in the Sarasota/Bradenton area until the end of the auction on March 22. I will then be traveling back home to St. Louis, MO. If you buy her and would prefer she is shipped from STL, the only thing I would ask is that you get an insurance policy just in case something happened to her on the trip home. She could ship from STL as early as March 26th.
Please watch the video. I think you will see that she is “special”.