If I had to describe Calypso in one word it would be ladylike. We believe she is 15 years old, and is a 15.3hh Thoroughbred mare. She is a beautiful, shiny seal-bay with star-burst dapples. Calypso is extremely sweet and polite, and never shows signs of being in heat.
She is forward to the jumps and scopey, knows her job, and has a lovely smooth canter. She has her flying changes, but might be a little rusty as she has been ridden mostly by beginners and intermediate riders for the past couple years. Calypso can safely give a walk-trot lesson to a relative beginner, or jump around a 2'3" course. You can grow with her.
She is road safe for trail-riding, and likes to lead the way in a group. I have not tried taking her out alone, but I think she'd do fine. She is not bomb-proof but not hot or silly either. Can be handled and ridden by the more passive/less confident riders, and never ever takes advantage of them. We have even used her in our therapeutic riding program–she passed all the desensitization tests with flying colors.
Last summer she started putting up a little fuss getting into our smaller straight-load trailer (by that I mean, it took us about 10 minutes to convince her with a bucket of grain), but I think that would resolve itself if she got into the routine of going places again. She was a home-body for the last couple years due to her owner not having interest in showing, but before that she was competitive at the local hunter/jumper shows for years. She clips, bathes and stands for farrier/grooming/bathing very quietly.
Calypso has been turned out with mares and gelding alike with zero issue, and is easy to keep weight on. She requires a high-quality vitamin E and selenium supplement in her diet, and she needs to stay on a consistent work schedule or else her stifles act up. This is not a horse for someone who only wants to ride a couple times a month...she would do best as a lesson horse, or with a dedicated owner/rider who wants to keep her worked and pampered. She enjoys her one-on-one time being doted upon by her person.
Calypso is UTD on vaccines, de-worming, teeth, hooves, and coggins. More photos and videos available upon request.
Asking $2500 (OBO), or $225/month for full lease (on property).
Summit Big Sky Country ("Sky")
Sky is a 13hh Reg. Welsh Pony (Section B) mare born in 2007. She is safe (and easy!) to catch, tie and tack up by a child. She is too green as of right now for a complete beginner but forward and willing for a child with a little experience. She has been jumped over small fences a handful of times and is ready for more. Her canter is still fairly green but she will do a lead change in both directions. She is a reasonably priced pony ready for a child with a trainer or parent that can participate in finishing her up. Excellent bloodlines, especially for the Hunters. Loves attention, extremely friendly and eager to learn, no vices. We sent her to an excellent hunter/jumper barn a year ago to get as many kids on her as possible and they made a video of her while she was there. The kids and trainer loved her!
Sky is UTD on everything and ready to rock with her new person. Asking $3500 / $225 per month for full lease (on property).
Nicely built 15hh pinto Quarter Horse gelding. Two blue eyes! Green under saddle but very quiet and safe. Was a pasture-pet for years to a family with kids who climbed all over him and rode him bareback with just a halter. Now he is at our farm learning how go in a bridle with a bit and a saddle. Can be handled and ridden by kids. Would make a great trail horse eventually with his sweet and calm nature, but is nice enough looking for the show ring too. He has the basics and he's ready for more...Perfect easy project horse for someone with some experience to finish how they like.
UTD on everything. Asking $900 OBO.