I wanted some opinions on this gelding I got this morning. I saw him on a facebook group for free last night and said I'd come pick him up in the morning. I have been looking for an extra horse for friends and family to ride. I'm hoping this guy works out, he seems to have a great temprament so far.
The family I got him from got him from a sort of neglect situation...owner wasn't really caring for him right, and said he was too buddy sour with her other horse so she didnt want him anymore. These people gave him to me because he was bullying their 30 year old mare.
Cons to this gelding: his top front teeth are filed down to him gums, so I don't know exactly how old he is. His tattoo is faded in his lip(any tips for trying to read these? I didn't get a good look, but maybe can later..), and don't have his registration papers...were lost by some previous previous owner...
They thought he had a trailering issue as well, but he got on my stock trailer normally...I think he might just have an aversion to the horse trailers, since that's what they had and had hauled him in.
Not much more information on him... the people I got him from said they saw pictures of him being rode by kids.
I have a trainer who will ride him a couple times before I do probably. So far his temprament seems great though, he lunges nicely and was easy to groom(seemed happy to have been groomed).
I'd like to know what you guys think of his conformation.
I know he needs to gain some weight.
He measures inbetween 16 and 16.1
Weight tape said he's close to 950 pounds now.
I'm guessing he is in his late teens as well.
Only things I can pick out about him that I think are that wrong are maybe his front pasterns are long?
But remember...I got this guy for free :)
So let me know what you think, and suggestions to help him along.