Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Wasn't sure where to put this .. thinking of buying a horse again
So, as some of you may know, I had bought a horse in May of 2013 and had gotten bucked off and crushed 6 vertebrates in my spine. About a month ago, I had started doing some therapeutic riding at the Whitemud Equine Facility here in Edmonton Alberta, and my back is doing pretty good! I told my riding instructor that I was planning on buying a horse, but was thinking that I should wait until September. She told me that as long as I buy a calm horse that will help build my confidence, I should be okay. She recommended this boy to me.
He's 14hh, and I'm 5'1 so it works out pretty well. I don't feel comfortable on large horses so I figured I'd go for something smaller. He's 12 years old and very mild-mannered, I was told. He's an appy cross and the owner doesn't know exactly what he's crossed with, but he thinks draft. I can't tell if he's stocky, or just fat lol. He's used for beginners because he's very lazy. You need to give him a few taps of a riding crop to get him trotting/cantering. I'm thinking of going to see him next week .. what do you guys think? I know the pictures suck but I'll get more when I go to see him.
The love for a horse is just as complicated as the love for another human being. If you never love a horse, you will never understand.
Rip Java; May 2000 - February 2012, xoxo