So I'm going to see this horse on Thursday, and here is the description I have been given so far.
Leila is an 8 yo Thoroughbred mare, 16.1 hh and has competed in novice level events, schooled prelim level stadium and cross country. She is very bold and athletic and comes from impressive bloodlines (Native Dancer, Secretariat, and Gone West are a few in her pedigree). Flashy mover, always placed top 5. Loads, clips, ties, stands for vet and farrier, excellent ground manners and a very willing and fast learner. Letting her go for free because she has been out of work for a few months and will need a lot of training with a firm rider. Must have her go soon because I have very limited funds. She hasn't been completely out of work she just hasn't been ridden consistently for a few months, I'm only able to ride her about once a week/every other week. The only reason is that I don't have the time and would like a horse that's less of a project. She is a handful and will need a very experienced, brave rider. I always lunge her for 10-20 minutes before I get on or else she prances and crow-hops the whole ride. She's never had any past injuries or issues. She is on stall board with daily group turnout at the moment and doing fine with that set up. I have her barefoot and she's doing fine with it but when I bought her she had shoes and did fine with them as well.
What do you guys think? My trainer is coming with me to see her, and if she thinks that she seems like a good horse, then I'll take her to her barn for a bit and fix some of the problems she has.
I don't have any pictures yet. And remember that she is free. Thanks so much!