Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Quite frankly, that's the worst sale video I've ever seen. If you're going to be stupid enough to blatantly lie about him in the writing and then post a video of him being dangerous, you shouldn't even own horses. I have no issues with him being abused, I feel sorry for the little fellow, but they make him sound like this quiet horse, when he isn't calm even once in the entire video. Don't sell him as quiet mount that a child can ride when he's so terrified of people and being ridden that he's bound to do something to injure BOTH of you.
I've worked with abused horses, and you have GOT to know what you're doing. A scared horse has no regard for either your safety or it's own. They will do whatever it takes to get to a "safe" place when scared, even though getting there could mean hurting themselves.
As for being 4 years old and only 13.2hh, I'd personally say it's almost definately from severe neglect. I had a little Arab mare who only hit 14hh because she was so malnourished her entire life it severely stunted her growth. And his conformation doesn't look very great either
He looks like a cute project, but he needs a TON of work. And even then, he may never be completely safe depending on the degree of damage that was done to him. And quite frankly, it doesn't look like the people he's with are helping his situation whatsoever. Putting a novice rider up on a terrified and abused horse in the pouring rain is easily one of the worst judgemental calls I've seen.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.