Joya is just that: a fully finished JEWEL! She moves smoothly like a gaited horse and is such a comfortable, sensitive (in a good way) horse, with a great personality to boot. She stands at 14.2 hands (hoof to withers: 58inches), responds to verbal commands, and has a very soft mouth.
Joya is 18 years young, with lots of energy (NOT pokey, but not hot either) and excellent health; she has NEVER been lame or needed emergency or “unwell” veterinary attention, medication, or particular treatments of any kind in the 8 years I’ve had her! She has always been consistently ridden 3-4 times/week, is a good eater/keeper, and is naturally sturdy, healthy, and strong! She has always been up to date on shoeing (she needs 4 shoes), Coggins, vaccinations, worming (every 3 months), and floating (yearly). Joya is NOT the horse for arena work, cow work, endurance or other competitions (okay, maybe 4-H), and definitely not for breeding anymore. Her true beauty comes out on the trails.
She can be the trail leader or the follower, is not herd bound or barn/trailer sour, has amazing ground manners and simply has NO VICES. She ponies wonderfully, and is a great horse to pony off of as well (a great way to get all the horses out in winter). She will graze on the trail with no bridle/halter; she will never run off, but stays close for when you are ready to get up and go again. Bikers, dogs, other freaking out horses, fireworks, tractors, it’s all the same to her: she connects with you and doesn’t worry about other distractions. She walks herself onto the trailer and backs herself off and knows her job well. She bonds with her adult owner and loves the kids that get to ride her, too.
We are only selling her because I need to reduce our herd (our eldest child is going off to college this year and our youngest needs a horse for competition). But Joya will only be sold for $3800 (non-negotiable) to a good home and a good fit, and NOT where she might be used to breed or compete.
ONLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOYA: Reply to this post or call me. DO NOT CALL TO SELL ME SOMETHING OR WASTE MY TIME! Only serious inquiries please! Thank you!!!!