is a real gem - and definitely not what we would call
"in the rough". She will make a perfect
companion for someone wanting a very well trained,
affectionate, sweet mare. You won't find better trail
experience on a horse this young. Even if you have
no plans to compete, you can feel comfortable knowing
that your mare has had a lot of very good trail experience
and been trained with very correct methods. Her current
owner is a very experienced rider and spent a lot
of time training her. She has always ridden her english,
so she is easy to put her "on the bit".
But, as you can see from the videos, she also rides
very well on a loose western rein. Watch the cavaletti
video clip. She really watches where she is going
and still maintains an even cadance at the walk and
trot. If you ride with friends on Quarter horses that
like to go at a slow walk and jog trot, she will stay
right with them. The next weekend, you can take her
out with your friends that ride Arabians in endurance
and she has the ability and will to keep up with them.
She is race bred and has very athletic conformation
with large bones and good feet, so she should remain
sound for years. She would make a very nice horse
for an adult wanting to get back to riding with a
very well trained horse that they can ride for another
15 to 20 years. In
2003, Diamond was in the ribbons at every ride and
was Champion twice in the Novice Division. In 2004,
she competed in the Open Division, but her owner mainly
used the rides as conditioning rides for endurance
and was not concerned about obstacle performance.
With additional obstacle training, she should be a
in the Open Division also.