I am not posting her in the 'for sale' section because, well, technically, she is not for sale; she is currently used as a therapeutic horse for girls with emotional disorders. HOWEVER, I recently interviewed at the barn where she is saying, and let me tell you, she has every single quality which I have seen present in every other hunter or jumper I have ever met who was at all successful in their chosen fields. She is intelligent, bossy without being a jerk about it, deep and wide in front, short-backed, muscular-bodied with Tennessee Walker [or potentially, with Saddlebred] long, nimble legs. She has 'star quality' written all over her, plus the obvious scope and musculature to carry her over 4'6" fences easily, as well as to have potentially fabulous successes in the hunters ring.
This poor, incredibly potential-filled horse is wasting away her days as a pony horse, doing nothing but walk-trot-canter as rank beginners bounce on her back and her owners label her stubborn refusal to allow her spirit to be broken "orneriness" and contemplate ways to further punish her for what energies she dares express in her desire to find genuine appreciation for her many talents, rather than mere tolerance for what her owners deem "bad behavior" on her part. This poor mare is bored, bored, bored, desperately in need of a home which actually caters to her real needs, rather than uses her as little more than an overgrown pet. She is an athlete, deprived of the ability to show the world what she can really do---all she needs is YOU to see the potential within her to become great.
Six months, tops; after that amount of time, this "mare-ish" mare will become your best friend, a talented jumper, a loving companion, and most importantly, a happy and fulfilled horse.
All it takes is the desire to do something great for somebody else in this world...and to watch the thousand or so bucks that will buy her turn into fifty thousand dollars faster than you can say 'is this MY horse, coming over to say hi just because she wants me to know how very grateful she is that I saved her life---and how much she now loves me for it?