This pretty Bay Tobiano Haflinger Cross came to Habitat for Horses from the Galveston Island rescue made back in January 2015. Our trainer did an evaluation of Minuet’s skills just a few days ago.
Her ground manners are very gentle, slow enough for small children or beginning riders. Minuet stands tied with no problems – and enjoys being groomed. Our trainers tried riding her in both Western and English styles – it is obvious that Minuet prefers Western. . She walks, trots & canters with verbal and very little leg cues in both disciplines. Her whoa is all verbal from a trot/canter to a walk but you need to be physical to get from a walk to a full halt. Her back up is nice as well.
She also enjoys learning new skills – she caught on quickly when shown how to do a small jump while riding English style. She does show resistance to being led away from the place where she is fed, but we will be starting her on a training program later in June to help her drop that habit. All around a wonderful ride – a “great little gal” as our trainer says. She has come a long way from when she first entered our gates in January 2015! Give us a call to find out more: 409-935-0277.