I have an opportunity to get a project horse. They are completely free, (I know, no such thing as a "free" horse )as the two ladies that own them are in their 70's and 80's. The lady who is trying to find them home's is a daughter. They have absolutely NO horse experience, so of course, the daughter wants to get rid of them ASAP. She doesn't understand why her mom and her friend got these two in the first place, but they are here now, so she needs to find them homes. These aren't the best pictures, but I was curious to see what you thought.
The one is a registered 14 year old QH mare. I can't remember her registered name, but her dam was zippo bred. Her sire was Tomboy's Garcia. She is about 14.1-14.2 hands. She is broke to ride, but it has been quite some time. The last time she was ridden, the people hadn't ridden her much at all, she was herd bound and the paint filly was freaking out. In the end, she bucked the guy off because she was so excited. But they had ridden her once prior to that just fine (remember, they have NO horse experience). She was very sweet, in your pocket type mare. Seemed quiet and willing.
The other mare is a 4 year old Paint mare. Stands about 14.2. She is registered, but she couldn't find her papers for me to look at. She promises she is registered and they have the papers somewhere. She was born on the farm and had NOTHING done with her much. She leads a little and picks up her feet, but that is about it. She seemed smart enough and willing. Very focused on the other mare (but they have been together for pretty much the filly's whole life), but she picked up on backing when I asked after two tries. She let me touch her all over, apprehensive of me, but she has also not had a human to bond with really as she has been an ornament.
So, what do ya think?