Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch
Why is she not trained yet?
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.