We particularly appreciate Hallie's sweetness, excellent "motor", and energetic nature. Most people comment immediately on her cute face. You can't ride a face, but we do have to admit it's cute ... and Hallie uses "cute" to her advantage whenever she can! Hallie has superior athletic abilities, and demonstrates that daily in our pasture. Hallie is also extremely sensitive, and very bright. You know that person who excitedly finishes all your sentences for you, sometimes incorrectly? That's Hallie!
Hallie came to us as a green trail horse with some known, disclosed issues and two prior offspring to her credit. Hallie obviously loves being a mom and having someone to look out for; she immediately took Linus under her wing. Alas, poor Hallie — we only breed our mares in even numbered years, and she arrived too late in 2020 to be bred in sync with Winny and Willow.
A huge surprise to everyone (except maybe Hallie) was discovering that Hallie had some hidden issues with tasks she already knew, starting with backing out of a trailer. Our "getting acquainted" time in late 2020 was filled judiciously with successful diagnostic and remedial lessons, but none of the trail time we'd been told that Hallie would need ... and in the process, our last stretch of good riding weather during Winny and Willow's pre-maternity leave riding window evaporated. This left us with a dilemma. We didn't want to take Hallie out on the trail with Yamsi, who still needs a mentor himself. We also didn't feel we had enough time to adequately train two new foals and Hallie later in 2021. Fortunately we found a solution — Hallie left for Dungård in Feburary 2021 on a broodmare lease; during that time she will receive additional training under saddle (including trail time!), and she will be returned to us in foal for 2023 by our choice of Dungård's stallions. We will miss Hallie's antics during 2021, and eagerly look forward to her rejoining us in mid-2022.
• OFI SHF Selja (2016 mare by OFI Siljar)
• WHR Freyr (2019 colt by OFI Thorsten)