Possibly thinking about buying this mare, if the price is right and she ends up having a temperament that I like. I have permission to post pics and work with her. She's located at my barn I am managing currently.
Not sure how old she is, judging by what little I know about looking at their teeth she isn't incredibly old, possibly younger(under 10). She's about 15.1 to 15.2, I will measure her soon so I know exactly.
Hasn't been handled consistently in over a year. But let me halter her up, and move her to a pasture I have my current horses in. Also groomed her, and fly sprayed her with no major complaints. Stood tied for about 20 minutes, didn't try to set back. Did stomp her feet a bit, and swished her tail around(not at flies).
The lady who owns her doesn't live in Tx any more and her daughter(that the mare was for) lives about 2-3 hours away and doesn't come to see her.
I heard they had somebody come out to try and ride her a few months ago, and apparently she bucked. I don't know how they went about riding her or what the circumstance was. Or how broke she was originally before being pastured(I am trying to find out more about this, I do believe these owners are her second owners).
How I felt from handling her was that she seemed smart, and a quick learner.
What I am concerned about with her is that she is very obese. And has not had her feet done consistently in several months, possibly a year.
Her current owners are first time horse owners.
I do think I would have to send her to a trainer after having her feet fixed up.
What I am looking for in this mare is a good trail horse, and horse I can use for pleasure riding.
I heard that the owners originally paid 1,000$ for her. And to my knowledge and barn owners knowledge she is not registered.
Mare is located west of Houston TX. What would you price this mare at in my area?
And if I could have some ideas of her conformation also please :)
And thank you for your help