"Be the Light," a.k.a. Nalina (Registered name is OneSlamminChick).
Lovely 4 year old OTTB mare. Bay with a small star and freckle on her chin. She's 16 hands and may grow a little more. Stocky, yet elegant. Has been started over fences and loves it. (I am taking my time with that, though, as she is 4 and i want her to stay sound for years to come.
w/t/c, does simple changes, and has given me a couple flying changes, when asked. Not spooky, is more of a looker than a reactor. Is currently turned out in a huge field (in at night), with 5 geldings, and they all get along fine.
Excellent manners. Wears front shoes (gets ouchie without them).
We went on our first "real" trail ride today 5/4/2014 with a new horse. She was perfect. (she had been in her stall for about 3 days b/c of the weather and mud). She was trailered to a new farm, and met a new gelding to go out with. W/t/c out through trails and fields with no issues. Was fine when the horse was waaaay out in front. Did get worried when she couldn't see him, but listened to me and behaved. Went over small streams and in Rising Sun Lake. Jumped almost everything she was told to (we decided the 2'6 jump could wait)
5/11 we went on a solo trail ride. I walked her down the 3/4 mile road to the park, and she was fine with the traffic. I got on her at the park and it was basically fields into fields and she was very very good. :) I stayed on her back to the farm and she was again excellent. She had also not been ridden for 3 days due to my schedule and the weather.
Can not get a nicer mare. She's a sweetheart and a favorite at the farm. Has not been shown yet, but am hoping to get her out this month.
5/25/14 We went to our first show. She took a nap while i was braiding her mane (Prof. braiders will love her!), and she was well behaved when spending the night at my farm, rather than the farm she is boarded at. We got to the show a little later than we should have and it was running a bit ahead of time, so i signed up and pretty much got her off the trailer, tacked up and into the show ring. So there was NO TIME for warm up. We did the long stirrup w/t and w/t/c classes as they are in the morning and generally easy going. While we didn't place high (my equitation is not very pretty) SHE was amazing. NO issues with being in the arena with other horses, at a place she had never been to, etc. So I am very very happy with her.
5/26/14 we went out to a Memorial Day parade in New Egypt, NJ. We had to walk about 2 miles on a busy street and over a highway (537) to get there. She was the best behaved horse in the group, and while in the parade, was the horse that we put the horses acting up, next to. She walked calmly, had no issues with the traffic, children, bikes etc.
Exceptionally well behaved, you would have thought she had been doing parades forever. I put up a short video of her in the parade and walking back to the farm afterwards.
Limitless potential in hunter/jumpers, dressage (low level), eventing (lower levels), and trails.
MANY videos on youtube. Please look up "Be the Light" a.k.a Nalina
to see them all.
Located in Allentown, NJ.