What do you think about this horse for a beginner/intermediate?
I have been looking for a horse to buy and I think I might have found one, but I want the opinions from someone with experience.
I have a horse but he didn't turn out to good. So I only got to ride him about 5 times in the round pen for about 30 minutes each time. I have more experience handling horse from the ground, but have ridden before. I have also ridden my aunts horse bareback, and have been on an hour trailride. So thats my experience with horses. I am a beginner, but not totally blind about horses and how to handle them.(i have also read lots about care and handling of horses).
Now the horse I am looking at buying.(I have limited funds on buying a horse because I am only thirteen)
According to the ad:
The horse is a registered Spanish mustang. 16hh. Mare. Is broke to ride and has been on many trail rides. Good for the older beginner rider. Has not been ridden in about a month because of a cut on her leg. Owner took her to the vet, and the horse is almost fully healed. She is 10 years old. Does like to run, but will only run on command(especially when she gets to much sweet feed!) The owner needs to sell her to get a smaller pony for his 3 year old daughter. Because of the cut on the leg he is selling her for $400 or will go down a little to a good home.
Opinions please, sorry for the long post.