New forest Gem 57 16
Date: 2013-3-29

New forest Gem 2007

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Katie P
Female - 24 years old
User since: 28/02/2013
- Female - 24 years old - User since: 28/02/2013
Horses (1)-Photos (1)

New forest Gem

Challenges
0
0
0
Won: 0
Lost: 0
Tied: 0
Year of birth:
2007
Height:
15 hh
Temper:
Stubborn, affectionate, dominant, bolshy, cheeky, willing, temperamental, nosy, typical mare!
Gait:
walk, trot, collected trot, working trot, canter, gallop, bolt :/
Competitions:
N/A - (planning to start competing at end of April)
Pedigree:
new forest X warmblood
Gender:
mare
Description:
Chestnut with four white socks and blaze. Large head and jowl, two whirls on fore head, thick stocky neck, short back.

I've had Gem, on loan for ten months, (1 year in July 2013). She was originally brought as an unbroken mare by a woman and daughter as a project horse, unfortunately the mother died soon after and the girl neglected her ( she was left in the field). The lady who now owns her only wanted the field she was in and the Shetland in the field with her to keep as a companion for another small pony but they couldn't sell Gem. So eventually the current owner brought her as well. Gem was going to be ridden by the owner, but they didn't get on at all and so Gem went up for loan. I had put up an advert for a loan and the lady found me via the advert.

Gem and my relationship... well, she tolerates me and that's about it! She doesn't like children or small women... (I'm small) she prefers men. (Baring in mind that was when i first got her) she has now warmed up a little to me, i think she has realized she is stuck with me! Now she neighs at me and comes waddling down to the gate (shes slightly overweight), she still hates me on some days, others I'm her best friend and she follows me ever where.


She has a beautiful head carriage when shes concentrating. I don't do much flat work with her as she tends to loose interest within the first 15 minutes and starts napping. She likes hacking on the road, although she can be nervous. When shes confident she attempts to walk up peoples drive to see whats up there! She loves going cross country and gets a little fizzy.
Her gaits are quite smooth and she has a 'rocking horse canter'.
She jumps like a dream, bigger the jump the better, tends to over jump small jumps. She so bold in her jump you can feel how much power she puts in her back legs, I have jumped her about 3ft so far, she needs to get fitter to be able to jump any higher!

She hates saddles being put on her but only when shes tied up, shes fine if you do it in the middle of a field or shes stuffing her face! when your asking her to stretching her legs, after tightening the girth she goes stretches them for you, its quite funny to watch.

She falls asleep when you brush her mane and forelock, and pulls funny faces when you scratch her armpit or behind her ears.

Anything else you want to know?

More pictures coming soon, getting new phone as the one i have now i have lost the usb thingy and i cant upload them.

Reply to: New forest Gem


  • Claire L

    Created: Jan 2013
    Topics: 2
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    Horses: 1
    Photo albums: 11
    8 years ago

    Brilliant update, thanks Katie, What a good job she's found you

  • Katie P

    Created: Feb 2013
    Topics: 2
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    Photo albums: 1
    8 years ago

    I have added more to Gem's description

  • J.S.

    Created: Jan 2013
    Topics: 5
    Replies: 15
    8 years ago

    She looks lovely But I would like to read some more about her Like whats your story together?

  • Claire L

    Created: Jan 2013
    Topics: 2
    Replies: 161
    Horses: 1
    Photo albums: 11
    8 years ago

    I'll try and be a little more helpful than Karina B, (not difficult is it).

    Lovely Mare, I love the colour of her mane

    If you could add some ridden pictures perhaps, and tell us more about what you do with her, that would be great.

  • Rosie R

    Created: Mar 2013
    Replies: 2
    Horses: 1
    8 years ago

    Sweet mare

  • Jess

    Created: Jan 2013
    Topics: 10
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    Horses: 2
    8 years ago

    Beautiful girl Welcome

  • Jane J

    Created: Feb 2013
    Topics: 9
    Replies: 6
    8 years ago

    She looks really great but maybe you could add a little more details? Some words on your relation perhaps?

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