Tennessee Walking Horse
Ragtime Went Platinum, known as "Pearl" here at the ranch, is one of the smoothest horses any of us have ever ridden. Pearl's gait requires zero effort on her rider's part; ask her to move out and she gets right into that glide ride. Riding Pearl is like riding your very own magic flying carpet. Her sire is Dude's Ragtime Man, who was a prolific sire in Alberta for many years. He put great horses on the ground, many of whom were extremely competitive in TWHAWC and AWHA shows. A quick cruise through the Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse will show you how many of his progeny have gone on to get their Gold Awards, including Ragtime himself. These horses are incredibly hardy with strong bone and good minds; Pearl is no exception. Many of his daughters have gone on to be excellent broodmares. Pearl is registered with both the CRTWH and TWHBEA.
She does not buck, rear, bolt or spook. She is easy going, laid back and doesn't get hot. She is gentle and quiet. She has done a lot of arena work with us, including obstacles and trail rides. Pearl rides with the dogs zipping around her. She is easy to catch, very good for the farrier, loads in the trailer and ties without issue. Pearl completed our winter program; she pulled sleds, used for ski-joring and blazed trails through the snow. She busted moose, deer, grouse and even helped pull a side by side out of the mud. Pearl has been ridden by beginners, nervous riders and experienced riders.