So...my quest for an arab has been in progress for well over three months now. I feel like I've got some prospects, and am closing in, but always looking. You never know if something better is hiding just around the corner. And you can't commit until you know whats out there. But you can't know what's out there til you've seen around the corner. I've scped out ever craigslist in Arizona, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. I've searched dreamhorse, equinenow, horsetopia, equine.com, horse clicks, oodle.com and freehorse ads. I've had an ad up at the feedstore too.
There's a horse out of state I do like, and am considering making an offer on this week.
And then today, someone emails me the number of her friend, who has a mare for sale. Called her, and she gave me the story on the mare.
And I'm wondering, oh knowledgable people of horse forum who always have great insight, does this mare even sound worth lookin at?
The lady's had the mare a year. She's 6 years old, registered. She was professionally trained but then sat a few months. The lady said "Bash" doesnt do what Bash doesn;t want to do. She throws a fit. And if she throws a fit long enough she will offer to buck. She says spurs have no effect on this mare.
The mare is ridden in a "custom hackamore she came with last year". The mare if you try to pick up her back feet will squat. To quote the lady "it's like bash likes to be smacked."
The lady says she's owned 1000 horses, and never seen one quite like this one (not in a good sense). She gives pony rides and beginners lessons, so I assume she's a good rider herself. She said "Bash hates me because I took her out of the desert and brought her up here to the snow and high altitude".
Based on all this...does the mare even sound like being worth going to look at? She's only a half hour from where I live, and literally lives down the street from my best friend's house (so I guess he can come and watch and call 911 when I die).
Here's the ad from when the mare was originally for sale in the desert: 5 Year old Beautiful Arabian Mare
It doesnt help she's an Aladdinn great granddaughter. I'm a sucker for those Aladdinn and Khemo lines. She's also related to Bask, but in my opinion, "everyone and his grandpa is related to bask." no big deal right?
Anyways, just wondering if y'all thought a horse that sounds like a handful right off the bat is even worth a look?