Adopted: January 17, 2014
Trixie is settling in easily to her new home in Alberta with her adopter and other J&M Acres graduate, Baxter. Her adopter says she is settling in great! She is very quiet and definitely soft and kind.
REGISTERED NAME: Dixieland Rose
AGE: 13 y/o (DOB: April 6, 2000)
HEIGHT: Approx 16.3hh
RIDER LEVEL: Advanced
SUITABILITY: English/Western Pleasure, Trails
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, B.C.
ADOPTION FEE: $500
Trixie is a 13 year old registered Thoroughbred mare foaled April 6, 2000 (no papers). She stands approx 16.3hh and was surrendered as her owner can no longer afford to care for her.
She had 42 starts in her racing career and last raced in 2006 earning $41,782 in her career and retiring sound. She is a mellow and sweet girl with a big boned build. She is UTD on feet, teeth and deworming as of Nov 25 and had her basic vaccinations done in the Spring. She is lovely on the ground and is easy to catch and handle, gets along with other horses, etc. She has great ground manners and is very respectful and sweet.
Trixie currently goes barefoot and is trained English and Western. She hadn't been ridden in three years before coming in to the rescue. During our assessment of her she went walk/trot easily, moved off of the leg, responded well to leg and rein aids and was very soft in her mouth. She did seem to have an issue picking up the canter though. No rear, buck or bolt but she does throw up her head, moves sideways, etc. As our chiropractor cleared her for riding, our assessment is that she is sour from how she was ridden or handled in the past.
She is best suited for an advanced rider who has a soft hand and seat and can re-start her and help her through her remaining issues at the canter. She is a lovely mare and she has the potential to be a great riding horse for someone who can devote some time and has the experience to get her back in shape, both physically and mentally.