Pretty River AKA “River,” lives up to her name in that she is both pretty and she loves to be in motion! River enjoys as much turnout time as she can get, and gets along with most any horse, including her boss-mare buddy, and the geldings in the neighboring paddock. When she has to be inside at night or on bad weather days, River hangs her head out of her stall most of the time, waiting patiently for someone to come pay attention to her. River can be excitable at times, which is not uncommon given her age, but she is not difficult to hand for an experienced handler. River does LOVE food, and she has a feed time dance that she does on occasion, but she keeps it contained to her stall, and is quiet when she is satiated! When being seen by the vet or farrier, River is pleasant and quite well-behaved.
Under saddle, River shows great potential to shine! She is all legs and has long, floating strides to show for it. River can be fussy with bit contact, but she is learning to come onto contact and to develop a sense of self carriage– in moments when she ‘gets it,’ she is stunning. River is an athlete through-and-through, and would do best with an advanced rider with a soft hand and has a sense of humor (like she does!), who could keep her in a program and who has worked with young horses before.
Pretty River retired from racing with no known soundness issues, and she could excel in any discipline. We could certainly see her as a hunter/ jumper!
River is also eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover hosted by the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP).
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