she has been started, but to my knowledge, just hasn't been ridden much, if any at all. But she has good ground manners, lunges, etc. they got a baby out of her about a year or so ago, but she tried to kill the baby. So obviously they haven't bred her again.
Her baby, Oasis Lonesome Dove;
I can try and get some pictures of her the next time I go to their house. She's a lot cuter in person
I guess they just haven't had the time to get her started under saddle. They have a breeding farm, so I guess their main priority is the arabians and their babies. http://www.oasisfarms.com/home
(on their website, it says Zalmon is 13, but her mom told me she was 10.. so I dunno) she's just in the back pasture with an old percheron named Dixie. It's got about a foot of mud in the front and the back is uneven. I know this isn't the reason she's there, but it almost made me feel like they're back there to be forgotten about.
And to be completely honest, I didn't even notice her hocks. Usually, when I see a new horse, I pick them apart. But with her I didn't for some reason. She's just a big sweetheart and I fell in love with her... so I guess I didn't want anything to be wrong?
I just wanted to buy from someone I knew. I train a few ponies at the farm my mom works at, and we've gotten quite a few that weren't anything like they were when we went and looked at them. So I wanted to be able to buy a horse that i've been working with and know how it is.. since i've never owned a horse before. Just trained and ridden.
Even so, I would really give her a pass. It's not just her hocks that make me go "yikes" - her pasterns are very long, and not strong. Honestly, with those two things alone I don't think she should be bred, and am shocked she was. It will limit what she can do under saddle as well.
She does not move well either - with those hocks I would be shocked if she could move off her forehand and balance off her haunches.
The legs aren't the end of it - her shoulder isn't good, and her haunches are very small in proportion to the rest of her body. She looks awkward.
Not only that, but what kind of a Warmblood is she? She looks more draft cross, not a Warmblood.
Ultimately it's your choice, so best of luck in your decision.
I think you would have fun working with her, but I wouldn't buy her. If you want to play with her and get her headed in the right direction that's great, but I would pass on buying. You don't need to buy from someone you know, you can look in other places. Just make sure you find out a lot about the person you are buying from if you are nervous. If you buy from someone in your area, someone you know will either have heard of them or know them.
this is one of my friend's horses, a 10 year old tb/percheron mare named Zalmon. She's not broken, which i'm not happy about, but there's something about her that I really like. Her mom said I could start working with her, so i'm considering buying her somewhere down the line. She's really out of shape right now, but I still think she's gorgeous. Opinions?
I can take better pictures the next time I go. She was really excited when we put her in the indoor and she didn't want to stand still.. so these are the best I have :)