I agree, I'm not too fond of the guy handling him... I'm trying to look past the dude and see just the horse. The first video he seems a bit spooky, but its right when a dog starts barking in the background and I wonder if that's the cause? I also wonder if the way the guy is riding/handling him is influencing the spookiness. Maybe with a slightly softer/kinder handler he'd be a bit more relaxed?
He seems less spooky in this video. Although again the guy riding isn't helping to flatter the horse in any way:
I'm thinking for the price, especially since they clearly stated the $800 is negotiable, he might be a good option for a trail/recreational horse for me. I'm just looking for a good companion to hack out on the trails and enjoy the ride. I won't be showing or competing, he's far from that kind of horse for sure!
Bubblegum, do you think he's a young horse (not 10 yrs old) or just not well trained so he's at the level of a younger horse?