Oh no, not at all! I am asking you questions that I am sure they already have answers to...or at least opinions. The owner has about 10 pasos. He is an investor type person, then has a trainer in the north part of the state where his horses get finished. No one comes out to do anything with the horse, I am the one who does everything with her. This was part of the agreement....our barn is right next to our house, so we wanted a boarder for an agricultural exemption on our taxes BUT we did not want someone out here daily, losing our privacy. The owner is a family friend.
The reason I am asking is I have become extremely attached to this horse! I am hoping some miracle happens where she could just stay here, or I could eventually buy her. I think I could get her back to my barn eventually *if* she goes for training and doesn't necessarily "perform" up to their standards. Although I don't know how long it would take for them to figure it out (whether she performs well or not.)
I am not looking to show or anything. I really want something for pleasure. I am so impressed with this filly's temperment. I have always heard (and seen) that pasos have kind of a "nasty" temperment. I am afraid if she goes away for training, they will "break her" and not in a good way. Truly, it is none of my business what they do with her, but I can't help it...I am a little worried!
I have two minis and they are purely pets...but they don't give me half the love this filly gives me! I miss that bond you get with a rideable horse. I have had several horses in my life, but I only had the STRONG bond with one horse, and this filly reminds me of her!
Of course, she is only 2 years old. Could her temperment change when she gets older...could she get "mare-ish?"
I googled Peruvians vs Pasos...from the description I read, I think I would prefer Peruvians!