Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: State College, PA
I actually liked the movement of the grey appendix mare the same people had for sale better. (I stalked the sellers a little bit...woops!) But he seems like a cute, willing but VERY green baby. Remember that when you take such a green horse on at 5 that it will take them a few years to develop mentally, physically and emotionally. That being said his whole topline needs significantly more muscle and he needs to learn to go in front of the leg. A whole heck of a lot of dressage, hacking and desensitizing would go a long way with this guy and he will probably be worth the effort but the OTTBs tend to take more time to relax, mature and develop the muscles needed to compete. Good luck with him if you get him and keep us posted! Also, as far as the price it's higher for a green TB but he was never raced and should vet clean so that's a big bonus and probably worth the price.