I went to see a horse today that I'm thinking about buying. She's a 15.1hh 12 y/o pinto mare. Here are my thoughts:
- She's an easy keeper.
- She's in my price range.
- I like that she's sensitive and it doesn't take much leg or rein to get her doing what I want.
- She can jump, which is a plus (seeing as I'm planning to event).
- She's not spooky and is great on the trails.
- Main complaint: she is very forward and is a fast mover. I think a lot of it is her past owners, I watched her current owner hop on her first and what happened was she walked her around for like 10 seconds and then got right into trotting and cantering.
So, my theory is that if I work with her regularly and take lessons (which I need anyways) and work with her the way I was taught--to spend a good time walking and not rushing into work--she will in time calm down. I also think that the more I ride her, the more I will get used to her pace. She and I were pretty unbalanced at a trot, but I blame some of that on the fact that I haven't ridden in almost 2 years.
So basically what I'm saying is, I think she has potential. What I would like your opinions on is, do you think it's worth it?