Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Australia, Queensland
may have found the perfect horse, fingers crossed she doesnt sell
I've been looking under rocks for months now and havent found anything really thats really got to me except a quarter horse that was just a tad too pricy. Anyway so i found this horse facebook of all places. Same town as me which is super awesome. My friend who owns the farm with all the arabs actually was the one who tagged me in the post to this horses advertisement. So I clicked and had a look and its sounded spot on what i wanted. 14.3 1/2 hh, 13 years old, suited for beginner up, has done a bit of everything and a 10 year old rides and preps it herself for shows. So yesterday I took a friend from my horse aggistment with me and had a look. first impresion, what an ass! not being rude, god it was gorgeous lol! She stood there while they tacked her up didnt move, her only vice is shes a bit girthy where she will put her ears back and she did it and they said that was all she does. I've been around girthy horses so compared to them that was nothing but if we want to buy her we will go ride and try her again. I was watching every move, every little thing she did but she was so calm. We watched the 10 year old get on and ride her, walk her around and then trot her and she looked nice and very calm. she rode her a bit and my friend got on her first as shes much more experience then me. She rode around, trotted her, tried a few different things and then came back and let me get on her. She told me she really listens to your legs but is really slow and steady. So i got on walked her around and sadly i admit i was extremely nervous but she did what i asked, walked where i wanted to and with a bit of encouragement she trotted but that was my inexperience not her as she went for both my friend and the little girl. the saddle was a bit tiny for me it was a 10 year olds but geez it felt amazing to be on such a small little horse. her trot was so soft and i could even kinda sit to it which ive never really done in all the time i rode but it was just so soft i can imagine barebacking her would be amazing. anyways i made her go in right circles, i made her turn in left and she did them so easily compared to Muss it was amazing. Then my friend came up to me and we had a chat bout somethin and she didnt move an inch she just stood there relaxed. my friend told me to drop the reins(hold onto the end bit of course) and i did and my friend said tell her to walk on and i did and walked on a loose rein as easily as on a tight rein. I didnt want to get off she was so comfy. We watched them untack her and rug her back up afterwards and she didnt have to be tied up she just stood there. I asked them as many questions as i could think of, what shes like when shes in season, any vices, whats she like to lunge etc.
we met the mares son who is now a yearling and wow hes a stunner. nice looking palomino with a blaze down his face.
So we left and went out to the paddocks where my horse and my friend horses are and had a chat about it and she thinks shes perfect for me, said i was so nervous at first and by the time we finished i was much more confident and that she believed shed make a great little horse to get my confidence on and experience up. Shes a tad bit pricier then we wanted to spend so now all i can do is wait until my dad gets back from sea(his job) which is 3 days away give or take and see if we can afford her. I've got a bit of money saved up that i'm willing to put towards it too. But if we do have enough to buy her then i want to go ride her again, get them to lunge her and my kind-of trainer perhaps get him out if hes not busy(he always is hence why i took my experience horse friend out). Oh and shes registered, a quarter horse, has done a bit of everything. Um trying to think of anything else I can think of. :s
Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.