Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
• Horses: 0
Not one, but two possible buys.
Hi everyone. I was looking for a well broke husband horse that was a bit more "sturdy" for tough terrain. I found these two horses on the internet. The gentleman is asking $1500 each; The info I got from the guy: they are QH percheron crosses, half brothers, 15.2 and 15.3 hh and are both 8 years old. They are "bombproof" have been packed and ridden in the mountains, used for hunting, used as lesson horses. They tie, are easy keepers, trailer, hobble, ground tie, are good with their feet, are very respectful and responsive, will ride out on their own, come when called in from the pasture, will swim, side pass, neck rein...etc. He said he would let us try them out for 2 weeks with a full refund if they don't work out. He DOES NOT want to sell them but his new job has him working way up north for 2 weeks at a time and feels that they deserve more attention and they need a job. We are going to look at them in mid may, whe he is back home--the guy told us to plan a whole day so he can take us on a mountain trial ride with them. He called me back after I emailed him and talked about these two horses for 2 HOURS (funny stories and training techniques included!) LOL! I originally didnt want two, but My own young/green gelding is far from where I want him to be-I think I could thoughouly enjoy these horses--hubby too (and don't want to pass them up). Plus It would be very fun to teach them to drive--maybe a little skijoring? Almost sounds too good to be true!
Here are a few pictures--comments very much appreciated. Not really confo shots (I know they have horribly short necks--but don't you just want to hug them!)
Are the prices reasonable? Are they something that "you" would go after for trail/mountain ponies?