deciding between lease horses
So I have finnally been able to check out two lease horses.
I am asking for your guys input on which horse is a better match.
I have a horse that I fully support so as a teenager working part time I can only look at free leases.
So far I have found two. I have tried them both.
Warmblood/TB 12 years old. 16.1hh. Many years of eventing experience. He's bold over jumps, good on trails. Jumping up to 3'3 when in competing shape. (Which he is not right now) he's a bit quirky. He needs to be ridden consistenly 3plus days a week or else he gets a bit spooky and crow hops on his canter transition. He is safe, and has neverhurt his rider. He's also been know to freakout in stalls where he can not see outside. But I don't attend any shows with those types of stalls. The owners offered to give me as many free lessons as I need.
2nd horse. 7 yo quarter horse mare. 15.2ish
She's much greener, but more quiet in personality. She needs work. Very huntery in her stride and jump (never shown, very little ex.) she's inconsistent with her head but she tries hard. Nice trot. I like her confo better then the gelding but its like comparing apples to oranges.
I like both horses and I am going to try them both again. But im already so conflicted!
A little about me: I have been riding western (reining) for 5 years. And started english last november. I have jumped for about 4 months and want to do some local showing and jumper shows on an english horse. I have competed on a really bold draft cross in a few shows and I want to start a lease.
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