Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Potential problems should be picked up on a PPE, Nik.
Okay, great! I've never done a PPE before... but really think it's a good idea. I have two retired horses who probably are going to require more expensive care soon so I don't want any surprises I can possibly prevent.
I don't know how much Arab blood he has but he looks very Arab-y, especially his face and that compact little body.
The trainers says 3/4 Paint, 1/4 Arab, but I did notice the "look" was very Arab (which I like!). My SIL's Paint/Arab is TOTALLY different. He looks more Saddlebred like. Probably the "new" Arab rather than the "old" Arab?
You're just lucky he's a bay pinto. If he were a black and white, I'd be fighting you for him! |
LOL! I actually prefer the chestnut/bay paints. ;) I've only ever owned chestnuts and a bay... so it would be exciting to have some color out in the pasture!
The trainer said most of the hard work has been ground work. She said he had 19 hours of groundwork and 35 hours of riding the first time she had, with probably an additional 12 hours of riding since then. So, he's probably more green than the video shows (she did say he sometimes protests - crowhops - when picking up the canter occasionally). I'm not overly concerned with that. I've dealt with that before, and got confirmation from my trainer last night that she definitely thinks I can handle a green horse (though she wouldn't recommend an OTTB at this point for me).
If all goes well, I'm possibly going to look at him Thursday or Friday!