This beautiful mare has been trail ridden all over the southeast. She has impeccable ground manners, does anything you ask of her and if she doesn’t understand will keep trying until she figures it out. She is great with people, friendly and trustworthy. She can be marish, so introducing her to your other horses should be done carefully. I now have her in with the entire herd and she is doing great but we did it slowly and methodically. She would also be horse that would be happily pastured next to another horse instead of with other horses.
Her moodiness with the herd does not extend to the saddle and under saddle on trails we have had her with horses she knew and horses she didn’t know and if you are an aware rider she handles herself beautifully even when the trail is narrow and the horses get bunched up. You have to see her in person to really understand how beautiful and loving she is. Frida Kahlo, named for her color and temperament with fellow horses, is 19 years old and has had nothing but exemplary care and training. Using natural horsemanship methods she is soft and responsive with a light-handed rider. She has beautiful movement and loves bonding with people.
She hates arenas and has had little experience with ground work. She will lunge but she gets frustrated with too much ground time and will transform into a grumpy difficult horse in an arena. She is a trail horse and anything else just doesn’t work well. She is a horse of strong opinions! But you really can’t see all the good in her unless you come meet her.
Frida was never abused or received poor care. Her owner is retired from riding and could no longer keep her. Frida was ridden on many trails during part of her life–all over the east coast. She was put under saddle in a Kenny Harlow 3-week apprenticeship program and has been with the same owner until now. She’s been ridden alone and in groups on trails in Pennsylvania, Virginia and other places along the eastern seabord. In NC she was ridden at places like South Mountain State Park, the Outer Banks on the beach, Tanglewood Park, Cooke Forest in Pennsylvania, other mountains in PA, etc.