Dance Mai Dance is an 11-year-old mare who has been with us for the past 6 years. I initially bought her as a project but have not had the time to do as much with her as I would have liked due to other commitments. Very well bred - see pedigree tab above^
With her previous owner, she won in-hand at the Royal Highland Show as a 3-year-old in 2011, in addition to winning many championships as a younger horse. She was also shown successfully under saddle as a 5-year-old (see photos).
Between 2014 and 2016 Mai I intermittently kept Mai on a natural horsemanship yard where I worked on her schooling and had the use of an obstacle field to further Mai's education. During this time she was working nicely in walk, trot and canter in an arena and also schooling nicely in an open field in company. We took her to a natural horsemanship clinic at the Northern Racing College where she behaved impeccably, schooling in the middle of the open gallops and hacking around the grounds.
Since this time, she has been turned away due to university commitments. She happily lives out in company, has been happily stabled in American barn stabling with company, however, box walks when stabled alone or in traditional stabling and has not been stabled since she was last in work.
I'd describe her as quite highly strung but safe - she has never kicked/bitten/bucked/reared, but can be fidgety when handling and requires a patient home. To sum her up, I'd say that she behaves like a little thoroughbred - always wants to be on the move but manageable. With some consistency in her handling and work, I'm confident she would quickly settle down into a routine.
When she was in work she was snaffle mouthed, very light in the mouth, responsive, and drops down onto the bridle. She has a very athletic build, is clean legged and is a good mover. Needs bringing back into work and somebody to concentrate on her schooling - I don't think it would take long at all to get her schooling to where it needs to be. She'll happily pop a small jump and has been introduced to pole-work.
Excellent breeding or showing prospect. Would perhaps even make a racing pony?
Would consider loan with a view to buy locally if you are prepared to fully insure her for the time she is with you.
As she has aged she has changed from bay roan to grey roan - all showing pictures where she appears bay roan were taken with her previous owner - the more recent photos taken with us show her looking greyer.
To experienced, knowledgeable home only please. No novice enquiries.
Videos below showing sire and grandsire: