Anywho, it's been a little over a year and now I am financially able to purchase and keep a horse again. I am so excited! I have been training a couple different horses for a friend for the past 8 months, but haven't had my own horse. I am looking for my new eventing project. I am looking for something between 3 and 7 years old, at least 15hh, and 100% sound of course.
I have found about 25 different horses in my area in my price range I have narrowed it down to about 5.
I am going to see this horse on Thursday. (2 days... I can't wait!) What do you all think?
Thoroughbred Horse For Sale, Florida, Plant City
Here is the information I've gotten from several emails:
Noble is a super sweet VERY LAID back horse. Always has been. He began his riding career with 6 months training for the track, the trainer decided he did not have his heart in it to be a race horse, and at that time as a 3 year old my friend purchased him as a stallion and gelded him (even though he is no different as he stands today as far as behavior) she then used him as a trail horse. Back in 09/08 my friend was injured (not by him) and was unable to ride until January of this year, in the mean time (no health insurance) causing great hardship on their finances, they had to make the decision to sell a horse and Noble was to be the one. His deciding factor was they have 3 horses total and 2 keep up with each other on the trail and noble (IS SLOWER) then her husbands horse so they go on trail rides and are around 20 feet apart which is no fun. She loves him and this is hard for them to see him go but he has to. In the mean time I volunteered to keep him until he sells. My sister was working closely with an English trainer for a problem horse she had and asked her to come out and give us her opinion on Noble. She loved him, said she thinks he would be perfect for a lesson horse, or someone working with a trainer that can teach them both at the same time to become a hunter/jumper. She asked him to go over the jump and said by the 3rd time he was setting himself up to jump. She was very impressed by his willingness to do anything that was asked of him and retained everyth ing very well. She stated with very little training he could easily be taught to jump! He is not spooky at all, the whole time she was riding we were swinging on swings and 4 wheelers going up and down the road. He is an awesome mount. You will be impressed by him!
He is being sold with NO papers. He was registered but my friend purchased him w/out the papers. He does not have a tattoo (he never made it to the track), the understanding I have is that the horse was at the trainers (track training) and the trainer informed the owner at that time that he would not continue due to Noble not having speed or the heart to race, the owner then gave/relinguished Noble to the trainer in lieu of $$'s owed for time and training, the trainer then sold the horse to my friend as an unpapered horse. He does darken up in the summer when stalled out of the sun. He has been turned out 24/7 doing nothing from last September until 5 weeks ago. He does not wear shoes. My friend used bumper spurs on him, I however think he works fine off leg pressure.