Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
" I'm also in no position to dedicate time to a second problem child."
You DO NOT KNOW this is not a problem horse.
1. The horse is only a 6 yr old and shows no signs of extended trail experience.
2. The horse shows no signs of complete training. It gaits(probably natural) it is just a little spooky at some things. Notice how she shies away from some of the road side items. Yes, she did well with the car sliding, but then spooked at a sign. No neck reining, backing, side pass, etc(the things a well trained horse would have)
3. You don't know how long it has been between being idle and being ridden. Very possible they have put several weeks continuously on her. Has she had several months off between rides. Some of these horses retain what they have been taught, and others loose it all.
IMHO, her color is nice, but will not help the new lady rider. NO way would I consider this horse for my wife(who is an excellent rider) without some very extensive test rides and know that the horse has had extended layoffs between rides. If I were to make an offer on her, from what we've seen, it would be in the $1000.00 to $1500.00 range. AND she could be a diamond in the rough, in which case she just might make a $2000.00 horse. But in today's horse world, with as many nice ones as there are, a horse, needs something very special, to bring over $2K. Her current training is a long, long way from making her a show horse, she shows no signs of being extremely fast(25+mph) in a true rack. Nothing really special, other than color, and MAYBE, not real spooky. I am not impressed with the sliding car, I'd be more impressed with a, no spook, when a turkey, deer, or quail, jumps up in front of her.