Originally Posted by toto
In those pictures- the only thing I see that's horribly wrong is he's in a tie down with a barrel racer set up-- I love the hancock lines-he looks real cowy.
id buy him.
Yah. Keep in mind I did ride him; I'm buying him as a prospect based on built and bloodlines. I'm pretty sure his training needs to be started all over and then some, he for sure needs a training over haul.
He wore a tie down when I rode him. Owner said they use it because he travels with his head up in the air... Need I say more?
I flexed him left and right and he was willing but at the trot he is very stiff. He doesn't really stop well, won't back, and as soon as you ask for vertical flexion he throws his head in the air and avoids it. I work with a trainer and take lessons. I've worked on problem horses in the past and he isn't my first horse. After riding him I'm confident with restarting him he will be fine and is something I can handle.
On the plus side he backs great from the ground using the bit.
They also never had his teeth checked out, so part of his training issues could be teeth and having possible wolf teeth yet?
I'm hoping he's a diamond in the ruff!