Arc de Nua, or “Mona,” as we call her at the barn, has a classic elegance to her, with a big, strong build, but a soft, caring eye. Her barn name, “Mona” is inspired by the monarch butterfly because she has a bold look but she’s gentle as a butterfly. She is very easy to handle on the ground and loves getting attention. She is happy to be groomed, petted and just generally loved on, all day. Mona stands perfectly for the farrier and vet.
Mona loves her time in turnout and gets along very well with the group of mares with whom she shares a turnout. She is not a dominant personality, nor is she the bottom of the herd– she enjoys the company of her buddies, but she is a very confident mare, who doesn’t mind leaving the group to go out on her own. Mona is easy to catch and will come right up to you when you want to bring her in too.
Under saddle, Mona is confident but cautious. She stands to mount, and goes along very well with a confident rider who can keep her engaged. She would excel with a intermediate or advanced rider who wants a partner to share leisure time or in a flat-work-only program. She is eligible for the Pony Club Challenge and would make a wonderful Games, Dressage or Western mount.
Arc de Nua came to our program via the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association’s TAKE THE LEAD program, we are very grateful for their support!