Wow, i'm really amazed right now, lol... I was looking back through old threads I started, and there was a filly I had been thinking of buying. Looking at her picture, it struck me again how much I had liked her, and I kind of wish I had bought her. So I clicked on the link to her add, thinking it would probably be expired... And lo and behold! It took me to her CURRENT ad in horsedeals! She is up for sale again, $500 cheaper, in the latest edition of horsedeals that came out this week!
Soooo... Of course now I want her again! My situation is this. I have one pony, Wildey, who I don't ride anymore but is ridden by various friends. My riding horse is an ASH that I recently bought and am campaigning toward resale in a year or two. My focus with him now is getting him to as many shows/campdrafts etc I can to give him good experience and build up his credentials.
I have about $4,500 in the bank as savings. I was planning on getting a custom made stock saddle from a local saddler for about $3,800. IF I decided to get this filly, I would have to put my saddle plans on hold and borrow a stock saddle for shows, which could be a pain. I would let her spell/work on groundowkr, basics etc for a year (she is two) while she matures, and while I campaign Bundy. She is located about two hours drive from me, so we could go and have a look before deciding. They are asking $2,000, but hopefully that would be negotiable. Not sure if she is registerable, but get the feeling she may be as a QH. She is an Exceptionist daughter.
My problems... I wouldn't be handling her in large amounts. Once or twice a week, and sometimes I could pony her up to PC with me and she could spend the day out and about, seeing new things. I instruct at PC so could bring her with me to look at jumps, work on elading and standing, etc. As well as the occasional ponied trail ride. But it still wouldn't be a lot, though she would see my dad daily and get a pat/scratch. This is due to the fact that I will be actively campaiging Bundy, so most of my time at the farm will be toward riding him. Also, I do have a bf, and don't want to spend everynight at the horses, as I already spend every weekend with them, (not that it worries me, but I don't think he would be too keen :p)
The reason i'm even thinking about is that I just really like this horse. Something about her... And I could have her on a backburner (so to speak) while I work on Bundy, and by the time I sell Bundy she will be at a good age to start. I have also been thinking about buying a young horse to start when I sell Bundy.
So without further ado, this is Jade:
This is an old photo, the same one used in her original ad a year ago, so hopefully she has matured a bit and is not so downhill. I do notice somehting funny about her chest, it sticks out a lot, but this is the only photo I have so I'm not sure...
So everyone, i'm looking for critique on her, (from the one picture, I know!) and critique on the decision yay/nay. Lend me your opinions :]