Okay guys, I've been searching for another horse due to my gelding having surgery. I've looked at a few and just was not impressed. Drove 2 1/2 hours yesterday to go see this boy and I love him. I'd like other's opinions.
Now, I will not be using him for eventing as he is trained. I plan on doing Hunters with him. He's a lovely horse and in my price range. I rode him and he's just a great gelding. He's 16.3, but looks a heck of a lot bigger in person! The owner got on him first just to show me what he is capable of eventing-wise. He did a lot of W/T/C, cavaletti, a few jumps, then did a couple cross country bits.
I really like the seller just due to the fact of him giving me free rein on how to get a feel for him. He told me I could go for a short hack around the barn alone, go up and down a hill with him, etc etc.
The seller was also not pushy at all. He urged me to look at others just to be sure. He's giving me the number to the vet that has all his history and okay with releasing information about Red to me. I was in love with his looks, but the second I saw him work, I knew he was perfect. He's got a big trot, which I'm not used to. My gelding has a short choppy trot and just uncomfortable gaits in general. This guy's canter was AMAZING. So flowy.
If anyone cares to give their insight, please do so. I definitely plan on purchasing him.
Honestly, the pictures don't do him justice. He's got such a presence about him.
And heres a video of him from last year.
Just Red at CDCTA HT April 2012 - YouTube