So..let me start off with the actual question. I found a nice horse for my sister and I need your opinions.
Here's stuff about my sis:
She is 11 years old and has been riding for 5 years (lessons for 3 1/2 years) She can be lazy sometimes but works hard for her animals. We started off with a goat for her, and she is looking after her very well. Her riding is okay but needs some polishing. She understands basic riding but needs to learn quite a lot still.
About the horse:
A 16 year old Standardbred gelding. Beautiful personality, more like a pet and can be groomed for hours peacefully. Hasn't been ridden in a little while so he's a bit chubby. Not for racing or higher level competitions, suited as a pleasure horse to trek around the farm.
Now, I think they're quite a good match. Syd (the horse) seems to be a great first horse. My sister also has a lease horse (Fleet) but he's a bit lame right now and doesn't like longer exercise periods. He also didn't come with tack
so we ride him bareback bridle less. Just a bit. He's actually just here so my sos can learn about horsemanship and looking after a horse. Fleet's owners don't actually want him on their property because they basically have no grass and we have plenty. Even if we do get Syd, Fleet will stay. Fleet...he's the best horse I've ever ridden bareback!
Back to Syd. We will look at him on Sunday so I will get some pics! And I'll get to ride him, too...because my sis is one of those people who would take on any horse, stiff and lame or not. So...any opinions so far? Do you think I will work out?
Btw, Syd is free to a good home because they don't have any grass left for their horses. And the person giving him away is actually my sister's teacher! She used to be my teacher too, she's awesome
of course I will help my sis with getting the horse back into shape gently if we do get him...