But my friend Carol.
This little mare is up at my Sister in-laws boarding and lesson barn. Her name is Jazzy and she is a Rocky Mountain horse. Jazzy will be 5 in Feb. Carol is looking for her next and probably, last riding horse. As she freely admits!! and should be proud of, she is 67, this year! She wants something gaited that will be easy on her back. Carol rode her in the arena, and Jazzy offered up several different gaits!!! even though Carol doesnt know yet how to keep her in them. And we dont think Jazzy has been taught to gait properly yet. Its awesome that she is doing it naturally!!! She offered a running walk, another gait where she stepped under more and lifted her front feet more, she also trotted, paced (oops lol) and she cantered. So we seen two gaits, the pace I do not think is desirable, I want to do some more reading on the gaits of Rockys.
She had not been ridden in 2-3 months, took the saddle and cinching quietly to.
Jazzy is a pretty Silver Dapple or Chocolate color. I did advise Carol to have her vet checked, as Chocolate Rockys can have an inherited eye disease, that is found only in heterozygous chocolates.
I am hoping that they well make a good match. It sure seems so, so far!!! The mare was really good for Carol and she is a people loving horse too! Also she was really easy to handle from the ground, and very respectful of space. Carol is taking her daughter up to see Jazzy. I was proud of Carol, she got on and put her through her paces, with a little encouragement! LOL Carol also admits that she has been riding since she was 12 years old, but has never had a formal lesson. She needs a few lessons and she will be just fine!! She wants to find a gaited horse, trainer.
I dont know what she has decided yet. I will let you all know!!