Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North central Iowa
Yeah, I'm thinking the grey isn't worth $4000 either. But I do like him best.
I was wondering, was the Standie bad over the jumps because he jumps bad or because his rider did not ask for enough impulsion?
The Connemara/Thoroughbred cross is out for me. The windswept leg, what you guys said on her training, and frankly, I've got two geldings (the limpy and the oldie!). I think it would be best to get another gelding.
I emailed on a few others too. I'll put up pics and vids once I hear back.
OTHERWISE...I do have another option. I should add that I'm in community college right now and am going to university in the fall (moving out). I would like to have a horse to event with down at the college because there's an eventing coach nearby. I'd have to board, and I'm trying to get enough money to do so for the two years (instead of taking it out of my savings). My parents are paying for my college fortunately, so I don't have to worry about that. I think it would be good to have an outlet. But my parents worry that I might not have enough time for the horse. Input?
Anyway, I have a neighbor who owns horses who also happens to be one of my managers at work. She has horses, but she's into barrel racing and western pleasure. It just so happens that she has this horse who she tried to train for western pleasure but is just too "English." He's an Appaloosa who was trained to jump before she bought him. Apparently he's got a bit of an attitude, but she said she's willing to let me borrow him for showing so he's just not sitting around. She'd never sell him; he's her baby! He sounds a lot like my Rusty. She said I could come try him and see if he works out.
My riding coach has lesson horses, but most of them are already booked for the shows this summer. The ones that aren't include the lazy, fat QH, the hyper, mischievous Saddlebred, the lazy-beginner-tye/untrained right now to jump QH, the bossy and big jumper pony Mustang, the crazy OTTB, and the bucking bratty QH that is an amazing hunter when she's not throwing fits. ...I am not seeing any of these working out really. Besides, I'd like to have a bond with my horse, like Rusty and I did. It made everything more special. A once a week lesson just isn't as wonderful when the horse has different riders and when you don't know the horse muzzle to tail like you do when you own it.
So...I'm at a crossroads here. That's why I'm tentatively looking. But I know if I want to buy I should do so no later than early spring so I'll have a great feel/bond with the horse before the summer shows.