Okay so, as most of you know I purchased Duchess. Well technically I only purchased half of her. She was $1k and paid $500 upfront. They agreed to allow me to wait until the end of Oct to pay off the rest.
Here is the issue. In her add she was stated to be 10 years old, bombproof and deadbroke to the point little children could ride her.
Her registration papers they gave me state shes actually 13.
The only thing she HASN'T spooked at is a tractor. She spooks at wash mits, sponges, rags, flashes of light (such as a camera flash or lightening), sudden movement, sudden noises, she even spooked at the cow mooing today and shes a COW HORSE!
Deadbroke my @$$. I had to spend the first 3 weeks fighting with her to just walk in a straight line without throwing a fit. Shes finally gotten to where she will lower her head and relax at the walk. At the trot shes a spazz. She strikes out with her front feet and has started rearing on me. Her canter is completely off balance and all over the place.
She needs A LOT of simple, basic training she should already know.
Although she seems more comfortable when riding with another horse, shes aggressive towards other horses in the saddle. Not on the ground, only in the saddle. She pins her ears and if you ask her to trot she immediately turns and tries to run the other horse down.
She has, in the past, been a roping/cutting horse. We're finding that hard to believe now. Today the cow moo'ed across the street and she spooked.
She has been in the field for 3 months but she was advertised as a deadbroke horse. I'm a beginner rider and I told them that, they assured me that a child could ride her.
My instructor doesn't think I should pay another penny for her. We're going to ahve to get a full vet check up on her and I'm 99% sure she will need to have her teeth done even though they told me they wouldn't need to be.
What do you think? What would you do?
I'm worried that if I refuse to pay it, they will take her away. I really like her but shes not what they advertised her as. Jan says she can have a lawyer write up a refusal or something to make it offical if they give any issues.
On the ground she is the best horse anyone could ever dream about. Shes ultra affectionate, very gentle and respectful. Shes my dream horse in that aspect!