Hi guys :) I haven't been posting much lately because I've had so many issues with my guy. I ended up finding him an amazing 40 acre grass pasture board in Santa Barbara where he is enjoying sunshine and being a happy retired man where he can be comfortable.
Anyways -- I've been looking at finding my perfect 2nd horse. I just had a wonderful 8 y/o OTTB on trial since the 14th but he failed his vet check (right tendon palpated / ultrasounded badly) so we have to send him back and try again. I'm sad because I absolutely adored him and so I'm redoubling my efforts to distract myself.
I'm looking for a horse around 7 years old (6-9 is fine) to do some jumping (3ft and below), ETI showing, trail riding, camping and anything else that sounds fun. Really interested in TBs or other forward, fun horses with lots of personality. Plan on having both myself and the horse in training and have my trainers helping with the search. Green is fine (and basically everything in my price range is at least a little green) as long as the horse is sound and sane.
Omg, bored yet? Sorry! We found this horse that we will go look at this weekend but it's a 2 hour drive so I'd love to come prepared with good questions to ask or see if you guys find any major issues to perhaps save the trip:
7 y/o appendix gelding. I think he's adorable and supposedly has the most darling, affectionate personality which is a big deal for me. I guess my question is: is his back insanely long or is it just the rider/video? If it is sort of long, is it too too long? Am I crazy and making things up?