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[RC] Help Needed with Horse... - Charles Phillips

A friend and former training partner of mine sent me the following information about her horse situation.  She needs to find a new home for Orlandaa.  If I had the means, I would take this horse myself.  If you know anyone who might be interested and fits the bill, please share this with them.  Thanks
Charles, (M20475 - MW)
I really appreciate you putting the word out for me.  Here's a blurb
that I hope will help clarify my position and Orlandaa's wonderful

Orlandaa will turn 11 in spring 2006.  She's a registered Arab mare
originally of racing stock (Comet) from Texas.  She was on the racing
circuit only until she was 4 yrs old, and her and I have put in many
100s of miles (I purchased her when she was 6) getting her used to new
cues, namely that pulling back on the reigns does not mean she should
go faster... :)  When I say she's perfectly sound, I mean she's
PERFECTLY sound.  She's never been lame and has never colic'd.  Here's
some technical information about her:
Color: Blood Bay
Height: 15hh
Cannon:  8 inches
Hoof (width at widest point):  4.5 inches
Resting heart rate: 32-35 bpm
Heart girth:  70 inches
Orlandaa is the type of mare that could not only go to the PanAms but
also at least place top 10.  I have done one 25 mile endurance and one 50 with her and
she did very well at both (I, on the other hand, almost died after the
50).  She has excellent recoveries and doesn't lose her head at
competition.  She trailers like a dream, clips, bathes, ground ties,
etc.  She has NO vices!  She's very courageous and will go anywhere
when she feels her rider's confidence.

I'm currently a graduate student at Wayne State University (Detroit), a
teaching assistant, have a one year old son, and my husband is a med
student, so having time for Orlandaa has been a serious and failing
challenge.  I love her dearly and want her to go to a good home,
preferably an endurance/competitive trail home.  Orlandaa LOVES the
open trail, but she's not a horse for a novice nor even an intermediate
rider.  Someone who has excellent balance, quiet hands and a stern and
confident yet gentle disposition is what she thrives under.  For the
right home, I would almost consider giving her away.  I'm open to all
offers including leasing only to an approved home.

Layla can be contacted at (248) 593-6587 or by email: ai7911@xxxxxxxxx