Molly has been a brood mare all her life, but she returned February 13, 2010, from training for riding and driving double and single by Wil Slabaugh of Munfordville, KY. (You can see a team of Morgans he trained featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Driving Digest, page 11.) However, I have done very little with her since then, so she is still green. Wil thought when we brought her back from training that once she has just a little more experience she will be safe, steady and bombproof, great for a child or an adult who wants a gentle, laid-back horse. Her trot and canter are smooth, and as he put it, "She has no buck in her." Since I don't ride (I drive instead) I took advantage of my daughter's visit in June 2014 to get the riding pictures in this ad. This was the first time she had been ridden in several years, and the first time in several years for my daughter also! Molly would need some work with a firm hand before she is ready for an inexperienced rider, but after that she would be the horse Wil described after her training. She would need more work for driving than for riding. She loads and trailers easily, and stands for the farrier. She is, of course, also a proven brood mare, and produces lovely foals. She is now available for sale, purely because I fell in love with her daughter Makia RE, and if I am going to keep Makia, I'll have to sell Molly, or we will have too many horses for our pasture.
Molly has become our 'grandchild horse,' patiently carting four little kids all eagerly awaiting their turn. And my daughter (doing the leading in one of the pictures on our website) visiting at Thanksgiving 2011 caught Molly between foals and late pregnancies and went for a lovely ride. A good, sane, willing horse!
You can go to our website, Roads End Haflingers, to see more of our place and horses. I have not been able to update the site (technical computer issues!) so Molly's page there is out of date, including her price. Her most recent foal is Argonaut RE--you can see him and her earlier foals on the Horses for Sale Button. Our place will have given her lots of experience with picking her way along trails, dealing with branches brushing her, turkeys flying up, logs to negotiate, and deer bounding across a field or rustling in the woods. She is unflappable about gunshots, tractors, and chainsaws. My guess is that she would make a marvelous trail horse.