Dixie is born and raised here at the Hidden Cave Ranch. She has a very sweet personality and loves attention. She has a beautiful golden palomino color with white tobiano and sabino markings which makes her possible homozygous for tobiano.
Dixie is not broke to ride yet but if not sold soon she will be trained and a new price will be set.
Layla is a titled BLM Curly Mustang mare. She came true Winnemucca Herd Management Area, NV. She was captured in the winter of 2010 at the Black Rock East Round-up. Info about this area click here
The records indicate she was between 2 and 3 years old at the time of capture. This would make her between 4 and 5 at the present time (2013). The ages at time of apture are not very accurate, so I would say she is somewhere between 3 and 5 years old.
She was already DNA tested and her genetic make-up is the following:
(A) Irish Breeds (like most Black Rock East Horses).
(B) Western European Warmblood (Dutch Warmblood, etc).
(C) Quarter Horse.
(D) Probably several other breeds, but only the top 3 were reported.
This data means that she has more genes in common with Irish Breeds like the Connemara etc. than any other. We do not know the percentage of Irish horse genes from this test, but most horses will have at least 10+ percent. Since the top 3 breeds are all cold-blooded easy-going horse breeds.
Layla has a good-sized mare, close to 16H and is solid build. She had her first foal in 2014 at the ranch and she is just an excellent mother. Her foals are sweet, have great conformation, just everything that we are looking for in a Curly Horse.