Adopted: October 29, 2014
Tahuya (now Tessa) has been doing great in her adoptive home. Her family adores her and thinks she is the sweetest! They have been out on the trails a few times so far and Tessa has done great.
We are sure she will continue to make her new family proud and are looking forward to hearing about all of her future adventures!
HEIGHT: Approx 15hh
RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate
SUITABILITY: Western/English Pleasure, Trails, Dressage, Jumping, etc
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC
ADOPTION FEE: $500
TAHUYA GETTOGO I is a registered Standardbred mare (no papers). She is was born May 2007 and is out of Tahuya Impert and by Usher Hanover. She had 61 starts in her career earning just shy of $20,000. She stands 15hh with a cute, athletic build. She is in good condition, but could use some more weight and a trim.
This mare is sound and very sweet. She has a quiet personality and has so far been very easy to handle. She loaded like a gem, hauled quiet, was good to lead and stood nice for pictures and seems friendly with other horses. She is broke to harness and has been started for riding.
She puts her head down for the bridle and is quiet to saddle. She definitely has had some under-saddle training. She is very responsive to rein aids and moved out nicely, backed and flexed but is slower to respond to leg aids. When you combine that with her being a tad sour, it is my belief that she was ridden with very rough hands and by someone who was quick to yank on the bit but who failed to use proper leg aids. She was very willing for me and tried hard, but you could tell she was worried. Tahuya is a nice girl who just needs someone to be kind to her. She would be an easy project for an intermediate rider to finish off.