This post is something of an update and a little bit off topic, so sorry in advance for that. Btw, i'm not confused about the gender of the horse, just trying to make sure the seller stays anonymous on this forum
I found a horse in my area that has a experience in what I want to do and won't cost me an arm and a leg. However, the seller told me in an email, " ******* is a horse that is safe, and willing. S/he can sometimes have his/her "baby" moments, but most of the time its NOT something to try to hurt or get his/her rider off. His/her regular rider, age 62, has ridden him/her from the age of 3. Sometimes ****** can buck while lunging, but he/she does not do it when riding, and its more of a playful thing
" S/he likes to jump, and is honest and bold. Since s/he is younger, I believe that you would be a good match, as you can learn while fences are low, and s/he can re-learn too
The seller also told me that the horse works better when being ridden regularly, which is what I planned to do anyway (riding 5-6 hours a week, 1 hr/day). The catch is that the horse hasn't been ridden all winter and isn't in "work mode". I'm a little bit concerned about the bucking thing when s/he starts working because I have never experienced anything like that and I'm not sure what I would do in that situation.
However, other than that, the horse seems to be alright for what I want to do (eventing) and has been trailed extensively.
What do you guys make of this situation? The only reason I am skeptical is because I know that while on older/expereinced horses (the only horses I've ridden are school horses) I am confident while riding, but I have no idea how I would react or what would happen should this horse get excited.