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Dalila - 19 yrs.

$400 - Dalila is a 19 year old Arabian mare. She stands at 15.1 hands tall and is a sound, healthy, well broke mare. She has been used primarily for two things, Dressage and trail riding. She is a bit long in the back which makes it hard for her to collect at the canter, so she isn't really going to be able to advance in Dressage, but will make someone an excellent trail horse, which she is very good at. Dalila is pretty easy going, calm and pleasant to work with and handle. She is current on all her shots, wormers and trims and is ready to hit the trails this summer. Within an hour of arriving at MHWF she got ridden and about 5 or 6 people took turns riding her. She is a very smart, responsive and willing mare and will be a great partner for whoever decides to adopt her and hit the trails with her.

Video of Dalila being ridden.


Please keep in mind that while we are video taping these horses being ridden, we are also evaluating them, some of them for the very first time. In this video, Dalila is being ridden for the first time since arriving at MHWF. These videos are not edited or polished up and the riders are not professional riders. We want to show the horses for what they really are and what they really are like, so we are not looking for perfect videos, but rather are looking to show potential adopters how the horses act and perform as they come into MHWF.

While we are at it...how about the out-take version of the video as well:


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Jane Liess
She's just adorable.  And the honesty about her conformational limitations is SO forthcoming.  Dalila and her new owner will be much happier if they have compatible goals.
Anna WI
This is a pretty nice mare. Didn't question cues and was soft in the bridle for only being worked in a snaffle.
Carol B.
What a beauty! Someone is going to get a wonderful horse!!
Dalila looks really nice under saddle, very easy going and listens well.  Just a sweet girl all around!
Jenni O.
Another lovely Arabian.  I couldn't even tell what exactly happened in that second video.  Ah, that's the fun of riding.  Staying on.  And balanced.  And upright. 
mel d
Great looking girl! And, sometimes we all just need to lean over and rest :)
Lindsey N
Gosh is she one beautiful mover! Looks very respectful and could be a ton of fun!! She looks she she'd be decent hunter too! Someone will definitely be lucky with her :) And that out take is too funny, good thing I know Karin can laugh it off, what the heck happened there?!
Karin H

I see nothing strange or wrong in the out take video just giving Dalila a great big hug ;). Truthfully I am still not sure what happened at the end there but it looks like I lost my balance some how. I knew I was going to fall off if I didn't do something so that is when I grabbed onto her neck and pulled my self back up. I definitely would of fallen off if she would of freaked out with my crazy antics, but she didn't she was a very good girl and stood like a angel wondering what I was doing so I could get back on all the way.


Dalila is still here and looking for her new home!  What a great horse she is and as sweet as they come. 

I get this song in my head every time I see her.  I think she is learning the lyrics.  :)  (This is Wendy's talented son, Bill, singing the song)

Jane Liess
I never get tired of hearing that.  Wendy, you have such an amazing collection of horses and dogs, as well as such an angel of a son.  You must be doing something right.
Wendy W - WI
Karen, I think of this song every time I see the name too.  Thanks for posting that again, that was really nice.

Jane, what a wonderful thing to say.  I love my son, husband, critters and friends so much and try to do good for everyone.  

Now back to this sweet horse.  Arabs last forever and she is really something and about as cute as they come.  Lots of really good years with this pretty girl.

mel d
Totally agree that 19 in the Arab world is not old at all!
(no highjack, but Wendy, the love you give is so apparent all around you :)
Scott: MHWF
Who needs an excellent trail horse? here she is, as sweet, quiet and well broke as they get!
Do you think she could be used as a beginning horse for children? I am looking for to teach my children on .
Cathy S.
Can or has Delilah been ridden western? She's just beautiful - almost identical to an Arab gelding I had several years ago. I am interested only as a trail horse ....I do not show or compete.
Wendy W - WI
Cathy S. you need to submit your adoption form and then give Scott and Karen a call after you are approved.  She is so worth it.  
Scott: MHWF
Thank you Wendy!

Welcome to the forum Cathy.

To the best of my knowledge, she has not been ridden Western, but do horses really truly care what kind of tack you use...probably not. Once we get your application in and get it approved, we will be happy to set up a time for you to meet her and we can try her out in a Western saddle and see how it goes. I wouldn't expect she would have any issues with that at all.
Jenni O.
My horses have been ridden Western, English, Australian, treeless and bareback. As long as the saddle fits, they don't care. A horse primarily trained English may not neck rein, but neither did my trail horses when I got them. And they may be used to more contact on the reins, but again it depends on the horse and what else they did.

I only trail ride and would definitely look at any of the horses trained primarily for English if I were looking. They should have great training and if they have the right attitude it's just a matter of a different saddle-although I would ride English over Western on the trail any day, since I find most Western saddles uncomfortable.
Dalila has not been ridden in a western saddle, but did compete endurance and those saddles are similar to western. She may not neck rein but is very light off the leg and seat. She does like a bit of contact on the reins when going faster than a walk. She has a very lofty trot that I would imagine to be pretty comfortable in a western saddle.
We found that Dalila did fabulous in a Western saddle, and we have great news too.  Dalila got adopted today!  We are thrilled that Dalila found such a great home with Anne.  Anne is good friends with another adopter, Cathy who adopted Cash (now known as Sunny), and Cathy turned our way when looking for a horse for Anne.  Thank you both so much for choosing adoption! 

Dalila got ridden by Anne and also their friend Alicia and did great with both of them and in the Western saddle too.  Anne fell in love with Dalila right away with that sweet personality of hers and they seem like a great match!  We look forward of hearing of their adventures together. 

Here are a few pictures from Dalila's adoption day, 7/14/2013. 

I want to explain the beautiful pink halter that Dalila is wearing. A wonderful lady named Toni came by the MHWF farm brought 20 halters, 10 pink and 10 blue. The Sandy Hook tragedy hit her really hard and she was thinking about the 20 acts of kindness and she came up with this idea.  Each horse that gets adopted now will leave with a beautiful rope halter with attached lead rope, pink for the mares and blue for the geldings.  You will notice that there is a little horse figure attached to the halter, and each one of those little wooden horses attached to the halter has the name of a Sandy Hook victim on it.  What a wonderful way to remember them and share their memory!  Here is an adoption day picture of Dalila in the beautiful pink halter in remembrance of JOSEPHINE from the Sandy Hook tragedy. 


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Sandy K
Congratulations to both Anne and Dalila . I love that bottom photo . Such a beauty ! Best wishes for lots of happy trails together .
I love this match!!  Congratulations to Anne and Dalila, you look great together!
Jenni O. B
Awesome and congratulations! Happy trails!
Anne, you look EXTREMELY happy with *Dalila*Now, if you go trailing with Cathy & *Sunny* that will be AWESOME. Hope you have lots of photos and updates of all your adventures together. Congratulations.
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