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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Welcome Home!

Katie has been relocated to a new home with a 12 year old girl named Abby. Congrats on your new horse Abby! I hope you and Katie have lots of happy trails!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

More about Katie

I have listed all sorts of attributes about Katie's training in my first post. However, I didn't really talk about how great she is even without the training. Katie is so trusting and eager to learn.
      DAY 1:
 The day I picked her up, she had not been touched in ~ 4 years. I had no idea whether or not I was going to be able to catch her. And even if I could catch her, would she ever get on the trailer? Within seconds of being in the pasture, I had Katie in my hands. As we approached the trailer, I tried really hard not to let her pick up on my anxiety. If she knew about it, she didn't tell me! We approached the trailer and she immediately loaded! She even stood there calmly while I latched the gate.

     Day 3:
I let Katie rest the first two days in order to get acclimated. Day 3 brought on a whole new world for Katie. It's time to see how well this horse ties. Her poor mane and tail looked dreadful. Her tail was a solid baseball bat swinging behind her. Her mane looked more like dread locks. So my riding partner and I decided to take it easy on her and give her a day of good grooming. That's exactly what it was, a WHOLE day. We spent at least four hours attempting to salvage as much of Katie's tail as we could. The whole time, she stood and watched us. It was as if the concrete floor in the barn, the two nagging geldings on the other side of the stall, and all the people poking in and out were all completely natural for her. When I began to tackle her mane, Katie would often turn her head and nuzzle me for attention. When I got near her ears, she remained so calm. I remember scratching them for the first time. She cocked her head in such a crooked way, I knew it must have felt amazing! As for the clippers, the first few times they tickled her muzzle. She didn't do anything but twitch her lip a little.

As we began working, Katie flew through the first week of training as if it were play time. I have been so blessed to have this horse in my life. She has been a thrill to work with. She has been the topic of many jokes and has made us laugh continuously. She hasn't always been perfect, but she has always given me her best. I can't wait for you to meet her. If you ever make it out to see her, you're almost guaranteed to not want to leave her. 

~Happy Trails~

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Will Trade

The reason I am selling Katie is the fact that she is too small for me personally. I would love for her to go to a new home that she will be happy in. In order to make that happen, not only will I accept cash offers, I am also open to trading for a 2-3 horse bumper pull trailer in good condition. Must be in same or better condition as the horse. For any details, comments, or questions, please contact me via email, telephone, or website comment.

Thursday, January 31, 2013


Please check the right hand side of the screen for links to view video of Katie on YouTube. These videos highlight some of the basic qualities about Katie that often get overlooked until you find a horse that does not possess them.

Video of Katie Riding

If you would like to see video of Katie being ridden, please contact me. I can email it to you or give you the YouTube link. At the same time, I do encourage you to come out and try her for yourself. She really is a special little girl. If she were about a hand taller, she wouldn't be leaving me.

~Happy Trails~

Saturday, January 26, 2013



If there are any requests for video of certain actions... feel free to ask!

About KT Black Treasure

 K.T. Black Treasure is a 6 yr old black and white tobiano mare. She is affectionately called Katie. She was born June 24, 2006 in the state of Georgia. She has had only three owners including the breeder, a close friend of mine, and myself. When purchased by her second owner at the age of two, Katie was intended for the owner's wife. Personal circumstances prevented the lady from being able to ride, so Katie became a pasture ornament for some time close to four years. When the family decided to sell out of the horse business, Katie landed with me. She came to the barn that she is currently at in September of 2012. For the past four months, we have been working diligently with her to get her accustomed to all the things a normal six year old should be.

  • Katie's training has included tons of ground work.
  • She spent two weeks with a trainer by the name of Ray Wise out of Americus, Ga. One week of that time was spent on a trail ride in southern GA and northern Fl.
  • Since she has returned to the barn, we have worked on neck reigning as well as direct reigning and leg pressure.
  • She has been ridden western for the most part. As long as she remains with me, she will also learn to ride English (which she has already been exposed to).
  • Stops on a dime.
  • If she'll do nothing else, the horse will back from California to Maine.
  • One  note: Since Katie has been in training with me, she has never once offered to buck with a rider on her back.
  • She has excellent manners.
  • Doesn't mind clippers or baths at all.
  • Not head shy.