So, many of you know that I have been having issues handling Noah on the ground. I love him to death, but he doesn't seem very happy to be turned into someone's pet. It breaks my heart because I enjoy spending time with horses on the ground even more than riding. I thought that if the right situation came up, he might be happier going to a home that has other drafts and can use him for trail riding or even pleasure driving. Well, a situation has presented itself. A local QH breeding farm's owner has an 11 y.o. TB mare that I am interested in, and her in-laws currently have a shire and a clydesdale, both in their 20's. They would love to add another draft that matches their big black sire for weekend pleasure drives. They completely understand his personality and have the experience to work with him. Anyway, we are discussing the possibility of doing a trade and I'm hoping I can go out to see the mare some time this week. I wanted to ask everyone's opinion of her pics, and see if there is anything in particular I should have a closer look at, or ask about. Her dreamhorse ad is here: DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1465805 - Mustang Fury
This is what the owner has to say about her:
"Mustang loves attention and will stand for however long you want her to. She is super easy to handle, picks up all 4 feet, easy to saddle and bridle, clips, bathes, loads and trailers well, and is also good with other horses - Geldings and mares (she's been in with both). I can take Mustang out on trails by herself no problem, and she is not spooky. She has had cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, 4 wheelers... Pretty much everything go past, and she doesn't even bat an eye at them :) I have even taken her out into the field while my husband was cutting the hay, walked her right up to the haybine, and gave him his lunch - she didn't care. I can tie Mustang or simply flip the rope over her neck and let her stand when I take her out of the pasture - either way she will stay in the same spot. "does she enjoy being fussed over?" - YEP Mustang loves attention, I can play with her ears, and just be with her. She doesn't get bored, and I can brush her and do what ever. She is fine for the vet and farrier, is up to date on shots (but I'll need to get her an updated coggins), she has no vices, and she has no medical issues. Mustang has also never had any injuries that I know of. She has always been sound for me, even being barefoot - no ouchiness, and she has always been healthy. Mustang will come over to you out in pasture, so is very easy to halter. She is outside 24/7 right now, but has also been in a stall. If she is out and on grass, pretty much all she needs is a little bit of grain, and her hay and grass will keep her nice and "healthy" - Mustang is an easy keeper ;)
Mustang is simple to ride, and she has never gotten excited over anything. She is not spooky, and doesn't get excited about anything. She knows both leads, will walk, trot, canter, and stop. Mustang is a great horse, and we want a good home for her - she deserves to be spoiled, and she will thank you in her own way!!"
She also has a youtube video:
I'd like to use her for pleasure riding and to take basic dressage lessons with. MAYBE we might go to an occasional show, just for fun since the girls at my barn go to quite a number of shows. She looks a bit fast in the video, my only concern is having that out of control feeling on her and having my fear kick in. Thoughts??