Show Name: [unregistered]
Stable Name: Ariadnag
Breed: Mixed Breed / Grade Horse
Colour: Black-Brown / Dark Bay
Traits: Agile, Neat, Quiet
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ARIADNAG, lively and athletic mare packed with 'personality.'
Intriguing overall appearance; frequently mistaken by new observers for a breed of exotic type (ancestry is actually
a vague and obscure an interesting mix of various European bloodstock) Lean build; large, dark eyes; thick, "fairy tale" mane and tail; strong hooves. Rich, dark coat (goes darker again in summer.) Australian bred.
Ariadnag is typically placid both on the ground and under saddle but can be hot-tempered; similarly, though more often compliant than not, she is not without stubborn and rebellious streaks. Requires engaging work under saddle or will lose focus and make her own way. Has achieved nominal success in current field, though would probably take a discipline change in her stride if her new owner chose to pursue another course. Naturally agile with a swift, light gait. Covers ground with ease. Loves cross country and mounted games! Is also an intrepid explorer and can go all day; could be well-suited to endurance riding.
Generally affable, but tires quickly of fussing and crowds; definitely a 'one person' kind of horse. Good to shoe, float, clip, wash (loves baths) and is perfectly behaved for vet and dentist. Travels well. Good to take to the beach, loves to swim! Can be let out with other horses without hassle but is more than happy to be paddocked alone (prefers it!) Ground manners established and mostly polished, though work is needed on leading and tying- Ariadnag prefers to lead herself and hates to be tied.
Requires an attentive home- Ariadnag feels the cold acutely and requires heavy blanketing in winter. Tends to lose condition easily, so new owner must be feed-savvy. In addition, Ariadnag is the restless type and requires daily exercise. Destructive when bored, such as when stabled or performing monotonous tasks under saddle; avoid with turn out time, varied routine, and putting puzzles in her box. Not a spooky horse by any means- has been exposed to a great deal of curiosities- but does have an irrational (or completely rational?) fear of geese and is wary of dogs.
Fit, sound, ready to compete. Best suited to a capable, fun-loving rider looking for an all-rounder they can have a blast with! Please phone after work hours.
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DISCLAIMER: Neither I nor this horse are actually for sale.
I am posting this in a huff and with little consideration after several lost drafts ( @chelsea can tell you all about that) and in the wake of my [finally] acknowledging the fact I'm due to travel in the next few days and will be back after the deadline... so yeah, that's that.
I'm not really sure how to go about explaining all that so I'm going to let you make of it what you will. It's fairly straightforward- I chose to make a funky almost-Arab because people are constantly asking me where I'm from ("...I'm from here.") or about my heritage, and it's generally because of my appearance (or my name). I am brown-almost-black-brunette with olive skin which darkens at the drop of a hat, which is why I went for this dark coat. As for the personality defects, well- they are what they are. I tried to pick out information about myself which would translate easily into horse speak and apparently it was mostly bad.
... alright, I'm officially out of things to say now.