Maia has the most classical Spanish gaits of any partbred Andalusian mare I've seen. She's also a rare smokey black which means her foals can inherit the dilute gene meaning she'll throw buckskins, palominos, and cremellos. She has had one cremello foal which I'm keeping.
Her sire is the brother to Saphiro, a well-known cremello Lusitano. Their sire (her grandsire) was a national champion of Portugal.
If you're looking for a show horse for dressage, open shows, or Half-Andalusian classes, she's it. At the same time, she's grown up on western range land and knows how to take care of herself with the rattlesnakes, barbed wire, and prairie dogs.
She's registered and microchipped. She loads easily in trailers, stands quietly while tied, lunges, and is working out her turns and transitions under saddle chasing cattle. She'll be ridden every day until she sells, so ask for an updated video of her current progress.
Temperament wise, she's in the middle of the mare hierarchy. She's quick and sensitive, but also kind and loving. She can become extremely attached to one person, and yet tolerant of others. She's very comfortable having a person on her back, has never bucked or reared, and although we started her in a snaffle, we've found she does even better with the light contact of a bitless bridle.
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