Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Oh I agree! My BIL bought two mares from a "famous" breeder's auction for
$4,000 each! Both had GREAT papers, 90 days training and had been "well handled" from birth.
YEAH! Got those mares home and the rodeo was on! Couldn't catch
the crazies unless you had them penned and with grain, and forget about easy haltering, they were TERRIBLY head shy!
So off to the trainer's they went. They were so badly started that it took me YEARS to get them settled.
I just meant that now I take my time, purchase horses with great reputations
from their trainers/farriers/vet's/etc. And typically they turn out sane.
I also recently purchased a $450 horse and now have him at the trainers even
though he rode well in the arena, was said to be "well broke, no kick, no buck,
no nonscense!" I didn't listen to my own advice and he's going to cost me $1,450
now! I've also been given a horse that I had for 20 years and my daughter started riding him when she was 2.
So who knows!
Thanks potucek for starting this thread!