I am thinking of buying this mare for my husband to tag along on short trails with me and for my young daughter to learn some basics on. I have been looking for a "bombproof" "been there done that" horse since my husband has very limited riding experience and my daughter is a complete beginner. The temperment of this mare sounds perfect. She is very confident and nothing phases her. She neck reins and knows her leads. No vices. She loads, bathes, ties, And stands for the farrier. She is about 15 years old and 15.2hh. The price is right ($800 OBO) because the "horse economy" is in the toilet in my area right now. My biggest worry is that she looks to have a roached back. Do you see any other major faults with her? Do you think her back should make or break the sale? Sorry about the pics. I know they're not conformation shots but these are all I have of her until I decide if I should go and try her out or not.
Any opinions are welcome.