Originally Posted by Dock
I am a intermediate beginner. And looking at buying an azteca mare 18 yrs. Old. She is light on her cues. What exactly does that mean, and would it be bad to get a horse light on there cues for an intermediat begginer?
Going with an older horse is a great idea if you are not very experienced(yet). My first horse was an older mare as well, so she taught me everything.
The posts already posted, already covered all the important things, so I wont post them again, but I will suggest to bring someone experienced with you if you can. Are you currently taking any lessons? Do you have a trainer that could come along with you? Do you have a friend that could come and give you some advice? Trying the horse as well would allow you to find out if you are a good match with the horse and trying out the horse a few more times after that(if the owners allow it).
Good luck with the horse shopping.