I am tentatively looking for a new competition partner after my beloved gelding, Rusty, permanently injured himself and has been retired. I found these two horses and just wondered what you guys think.
I'm an advanced beginner or a little more maybe, and I'm looking for something that I could take to the hunter or jumper rings and eventing possibly, as well as something that could mosey on down some trails. I'm not looking for a high end competitive horse, but I am looking for something that's reliable and safe but might be a little bit challenging...bascially...I don't want a deadhead. I want something that can last my experience level for a while. So can you guys give me your general thoughts on these horses? I'll link the ads and some videos.
Soo...this first one is a 10 or 11 year old Appendix gelding. In addition to the ad, the trainer says that he is schooled at 2'9.
AD: DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1837578 - Kirby
The second horse I sort of like is a TB/Connemara cross. But the owner told me she has a windswept leg but it has never affected her soundness, even in regular jumping and dressage training for 5 years. What to make of that?
AD: DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1809644 - Scarlet Dawn
The last horse I like is this 11 year old Standardbred. The only thing that I might dislike is that he is a little antsy on trails without another horse, but I think that could be cured fairly easily as I make riding on the roads part of my routine.
AD: Dressage and Jumper Gelding
Thanks for your input.