||Seven years old|
||Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada|
is a beautiful chestnut Appaloosa mare originally from New York.
My neighbors got her through a trade. They traded their world champion
mare for Scarlet and Mia, an Appaloosa filly. Cera (The champ mare) was
one of my favorites and I was sad to see her go, but when Laurie brought
Scarlet home I was so happy. Scarlet is the best Appy mare ever. She is
16hh and such a sweetie... Most of the time. She has been really cranky
lately because she has something wrong with her back. I rode her a few
times but we had to quit because she was in pain. She is still my
favorite, and I brush her and lunge her as often as I can.
The top picture is her last Fall and the bottom one is from Mid-January.
She was out in a pasture all winter and is pretty furry. I have brought
her in a few times and brushed her and then one time took my camera and
brushed her really good and used a whole roll of film on her. She is
picture perfect in every way!! At least she is to me.
Scarlet is sired by Son Of A Hustler and out of Go Elegant. She is a
half sister to Laurie's chestnut roan mare, Diamond On Ice. Ice is a very
sweet mare with the exact opposite disposition of Scarlet. Ice is a calm
easy going mare that is perfect for beginners while Scarlet is high
spirited with lots of energy who needs an experienced rider/handler.
Scarlet is constantly moving and hates standing still... Unless she has
her nose shoved in a bucket of oats!!
Around Scarlet you have to be really calm and quiet or she gets very
nervous and upset. Scarlet is a very sensitive mare. The owner who had
her before leased her to a lady that bred her. The lady's voice was very
shrill and loud. She also yelled at her horses. Scarlet didn't like the
lady at all and now is very cautious about everybody and doesn't like
loud voices. She needs to trust you completely before she will work well
with you. I think Scarlet trusts me, she always comes up to me and lets
me pet her and catch her. When Laurie and I took her to a horse show in
Red Deer last summer she would hide at the back of her stall when
somebody she didn't know walked by.
Scarlet is one of the most gentle horses I have ever met. She respects
people and would never do anything to hurt someone she trusts. As for
horses, Scarlet is cranky towards them. I don't blame her, all the
horses beat up on her, but thats the way it goes. She isn't at the top
of the pecking order, but she isn't at the bottom either. Other than
that she is a real sweetheart. She has never done anything to me except
buck when I ride her, but that's nothing. I'm used to bucking, I love a
good rodeo. My own mare bucks all the time, at least once every time I get
on her. She bucks for fun though not because she wants me off. We think
Scarlet bucked (only when I tried to canter her) because her back was sore.
Scarlet's favorite treats are apples and carrots. She is so gentle when
she takes them from you, she would never bite. If you hold the apple out
and try to get her to bite pieces off she won't. She waits until you
left go of the treat and then eats it. If you want to feed the treat to
her by pieces you have to bite pieces off for her. She is so gentle and
would never bite anyone... Unless they bit her first!
Unfortunately Laurie has sold my beloved mare to a couple that live a
few hours away. The good part is they have the money to get a vet to
look at her back. I love her as much as I love my own three horses. She
is a great mare and worth every cent the people are paying for her.