If 6 horses are good, 7 must be better! Today we brought home a 6yo, 15hh chestnut BLM Mustang mare named Amira. On 2/15/2012, Amira was captured as a yearling from the Stone Cabin Horse Management Area (HMA) located in Nevada. Here is a link to the information about Stone Cabin HMA. She lived in the holding pens until October of 2015 when she was processed for an internet adoption and shipped to Rhode Island. She was only started under saddle about 8 months ago by local trainer Jeremy Reid. We watched Jeremy compete at the Mustang Makeover in 2015 and we were impressed with his talent. From what we have seen of Amira so far, he did a good job. Amira went to a new home where she continued to get training, although life commitments led the owner to offer her up for sale. Amira lived at Outback where we boarded our own horses in the past, and she even had the stall that Precious once occupied. Anna kept remarking about how similar Amira and Precious look, although Amira has a few inches on Precious (maybe 10″).
Although Amira is 15hh, she has a very narrow build. Our primary objective with Amira is distance riding and she will fill that niche as a possible mount for multiple family members. With that said, she is Anna’s horse and Anna will be doing the majority of the continued training with her, including lots of trail work, dressage, and jumping. We have big goals this year of doing a lot of distance riding and everyone is looking forward to our ride schedule.
It was late when we got home, so I don’t have any pictures from our farm to share, however, I did steal some from her sale ad.
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