Luna Dayssi, my 10 year old registered Haflinger Mare is looking for a new home with someone who will love riding and loving her every day.
Dayssi is trained for trail riding, smooth at the trot, does well going up and down the ravines, over bridges and thru creeks. We ride her on a loose rein and I’ve had many people on her. She’s very good with ground training and has been trained in natural horsemanship. She rides on the logging roads behind my home, loves Lords Hill trails, and lots of miles up at Lester Hilde as I have a membership at Cowboy Campsite Harry Osborne. She trailers very well, picks up her feet, stands for the farrier, bathes, never been shaved and loves being groomed.
We do a lot of lunging and ground work in our small arena, but as we both would rather be on the trails we don’t have much time riding in an arena. I’ve trained her so that beginners can ride her if I’m with them, but not for a beginner because like a lot of Haflingers, she is very strong and can be pushy so she needs a strong partner who knows how to enforce good ground manners. Moves off your legs like a dream. She loves people and is a total clown. She stands, and tolerates almost everything. She is out of the A line and has excellent pedigree.
Here is a video of her free-lunging with her sister: Facebook Video of Luna Dayssi
Her mother, Dissi was imported from Austria, and her dad Bello Karino from Eastern Washington. I got her at 16 months in 2013, she will be 10 years old May of 2022. She’s more the classic style which means she’s bigger than the current sports style that they’re breeding more of. She’s 14.1 or 14.2, wears an 82 blanket so yes she’s a big girl.
I’m going to be picky where she goes. I would prefer her to be at somebody’s home and not a stable. For sure she’s not a stall horse (she never has been in a closed stall), but she’s also not a pasture horse as Haflinger’s can overeat. She needs a dry lot with limited pasture and eat Low carb hay as she is a super easy keeper. She’s been mixed with her sister a Mustang for the last 7 years and before that was in a herd when she was young. Lately she has also been sharing the pasture with 3 Boer goats. Her sister is the lead horses so she will move fast to get out of her way.
A good friend who has 50 years of trail riding has been helping me ride and train her the last 3 years. As we usually ride with just ourselves, Dayssi needs more exposure riding in groups. My friend has had some medical issues so Dayssi has not been ridden as much as I would like the last 6 months.
Luna Dayssi is great riding with dogs, does not spook when a bird flies out from the brush and has no problem with seeing Elk on the trails. She is used to the smell of bear and cougar as they live in the woods we ride.
Daysii does have a soft spot on the tip of her toe on her left hoof, she’s never been lame on it and the vet says it does not impact her sell or value, but she does need front shoes year-round and I have her feet done every 6 – 7 weeks. Her initial home did barefoot trimming and over filed her hoof. She has never had colic and never been lame. She is allergic to Timothy but does well with orchard Grass or Teff (her allergies show up as coughing) so I am doing allergy shots and the coughing was only due to some really dusty local hay a year ago. Dr Dana Westerman has been her vet for the last 8 years and she just got her teeth and yearly exam done Nov of 2021. She has been on Platinum Performance vitamins and Haystack naturals special blend for the last many years. She is a little girthy so you need to cinch her slowly. I have trained her with treats for positive reinforcement and mild corrections as needed.
As she’s a big Haflinger she does need certain types of saddles and the treeless work well for her broad back. I have a Black Forest saddle that can go with her, including blankets, bridles, porta grazer feeder and other gear.
The reason why I am looking for a new home for Dayssi is that I realize I can only keep one horse going into retirement and my Mustang is more my size and speed. I have never sold a horse before and I feel she is part of my family and need to make sure she finds a great home.
Luna Dayssi needs somebody who likes to ride on the trails year-round and love to take care of their horses. She really needs to be loved and not be the second horse anymore. She’s the perfect age right now to make somebody a really nice horse to ride and get out on the trails.
I am offering her as a Lease to Buy within a few hours of Monroe Washington as I need to make sure her new home works for both her and the humans, I am still working on a fair price for the final purchase to the right home. I will be reviewing possible homes starting January 2022.
Dayssi Radiographs 2013