I fell in love tonight.
He's really ugly and skinny, but something called out to me. He's a 4 year old 16.2hh TB gelding named Dupe. He's 5 weeks off the track and very quiet and calm. Hunter movement through and through. Slightly sickle-hocked, and roach-backed... but perhaps that's just the illusion his bone structure gives him at the moment. Man is he ugly!!
His owners are asking $2500 for him. He's papered up the ying-yang, but just didn't cut it as a racehorse. The owners are willing to give me a 30-day money back guarantee on him - including if I like him or not.
Am I completely stupid for wanting to take him in?
*sigh* anyone care to tell me that a skinny ugly horse can turn into a pretty horse?
His temperament can't be beat. He's just amazing. Quiet to lead, quiet with things going on around him....
Should I take a chance?
Oh, and if I do take him, I need a new name for him.