Freckles Can Step, aka Annie, is a 2020 AQHA sorrel mare by Smarkles (NCHA earnings of $17,800) and out of Step Up Scooter (by Scooters Pace). Smarkles is by NCHA 3rd ranked all time leading sire, Freckles Playboy. Annie has been started right and slow, making her QUIET and beyond easy to be around. She’s the definition of ‘in your pocket.’ She has been heavily desensitized to chaos: dogs, cats, children, vehicles, atvs, donkey, tarps, noise, obstacles. Annie has 8 rides on her (as of 9/8) and she requires very little (if any) lunging. She’s been started in a training hackamore and steers very easily at the walk & trot (and easy to sit as well). She’s had limited loping with a rider, she will do it no problem, she’s simply very lazy. She gets her hocks under her when she stops, and will do so with very little rein. Annie is doing very well with leg cues and is side passing, stopping and turning on her haunches. She’ll go over tarps, water, teeter totter, carry the flag – nothing has seemed to phase her. My 14 year old has ridden her (see youth video) and gets along well with her. She would be perfect for a youth looking to train their own, 4-H project or send her off to a trainer to finish her up!
Annie is up to date on all vet work, worming, farrier. She stands like a champ for a bath (even with cold water) and will stand tied quietly. She’s cute to look at, plenty of mane and tail, easy to be around and did I mention she’s quiet? Feel free to give us call and ask questions or come and meet her, you’re sure to fall in love with her sweet personality.
We will continue to ride her throughout the auction and she’ll sell with a minimum of 15 rides on her. She is eligible for the Dakota 50/50 Futurity & Maturity.