Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
I like the mare - 9 isn't old, there are horses still eventing at top level that are in their late teens. I have 5 mares and I've had geldings with them and no problems - if you get a 'sexy' flirty mare she'll play up to other mares as well as a gelding!!!
I would say that she looked to be pretty spirited and high geared - so you need to be used to that sort of horse and they don't always settle too well for the dressage phase, even X country - an event horse needs to be bold but not reckless
The chestnut gelding looks to have the start of some suspensory ligament problem going on in his hind fetlocks - but could just be the angle of the shot
I liked that mare that's riding on a bit - looks really sensible which you need for eventing, you'd still have plenty of work to do finishing her but at least you'd have an idea of how she's going to work out - IMO worth paying the extra for and you could probably haggle for a lower price