I sold my horse a couple of weeks back, and enlisted the help of my trainer and BO to help me find a new one. I am currently "online shopping" and making a list of go sees. These seemed very appealing to me, thought I'd get some opinions on here. I do dressage, and my boys are both just learning, but my youngest is really involved. We want something that could do a little of everything, but would be a good fit for a beginner family. I also enjoy trail riding. Let me know what you think.....I think the first is just stunning, he is at least 15yo. 2nd looks great as well and may be a better fit for us!
I think since your boys are both just learning the first horse might be intimidating because of his size. Heck, I was intimidated just from looking at the picture! I think the second horse seems pretty nice. If I had to choose from one of them I would pick the second.
I think the second guy is beautiful! His face markings are so unusual :) He sounds very well mannered and good for beginners so of the two, I would see the second guy first (and also see the first one as he is SO handsome! :P)
I'd be afraid to put such a big horse that I didn't know well with beginners. Also, anytime someone advertises that a 70 year old rode and owned him, that makes me suspicious. That sentence is used over and over with horse dealers in these parts.
Hmmm, good point Spiritlifter, I do see that quite frequently on the horse ads, but I do like the part where they say he needed a shorter horse...lol. The people that are selling him have another one for sale that looks even more stunning than this one, if that's possible. He's just too young and needs more training for him to work for us. Here's his ad, maybe someone else might be interested;). He's definitely eye candy lol. We will be calling on the second one.