So thoroughbreds mentally mature around 11? Complete opposite of the draft cross I had. She was three but had the mindset of an older horse haha.
The horse I'm looking at now was bred for the track but since he didn't have the drive in the preliminary testing he never had any starts. Since then the people that have him now have barely done anything with him. He's now 5. So he was given a chance to physically mature. It's like teaching a baby though since he doesn't know too much. I'm fine with it since I raised my draft cross from when she was 8 months old. Plus, I have my trainer helping me out. I actually have a lesson on him today.
So before buying, I'm definitely getting a vet check done but should I also have my farrier check him out first, too? Casino, the horse, has always been barefoot and the farrier excels at that. She's amazing at what she does.
Casino also paddles a little bit in the front. Do you guys think this would pose a major problem if I want him to be a jumper (and also do some flat classes)?
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