Did I over pay?
Not that it will change my opinion of him in any way, but I've started wondering If I gotten take for a ride with Drifter. I am afraid that I was so excited, and "knew" that I wanted him since I had worked with him previously so I just jumped at the chance to get him.
I paid $1000 for him.
I have put around $600 into him this first month nutrition wise trying to get him back into shape and about another $200 for vet bills.
He is a 7 year old 16.3 h appendix gelding (had only been used by previous owner for trails), but the more I work with him the more apparent it becomes that he has had a brief exploration into dressage and running barrels somewhere in his past. He has a great extended trot, and if you point him at the barrels he knows just what to do (which let me just say really took me by surprise the first time that happened and I wasn't expecting it)
He is extremely buddy sour on trails (working on it. getting better)
Has an issue with "pulling back" (fixed that with a rope halter)
Pretty solid on trails. If he sees something he'll give a little start, but he hasn't shown himself to be a big spooker or bolter yet. If you ask him to walk up to whatever freaky thing he is looking at he will do so with some encouragement
Great standing for the farrier.
Is there anything else yall would need to know? I love him and I think he's beautiful and I honestly wouldn't be that upset if I had gotten taken for a ride because he's mine now either way but it is something I've started wondering about haha.