So, I went and saw the bay arab mare. She looks sound, I rode her through a feild on a windy day, both leading and following, at a walk and trot.
-did not spook, dispite it being windy, chilly and riding past some weird obstacles
-Conformation is not bad, good clean legs,
-stands to be mounted, basic riding skills, soft mouth, walked out on a loose rein.
- willing to take less than the asking price, significantly under budget
-seemed very sweet, no bad attitude
-Not particularly pretty
-Worst shoeing job I've ever seen. My farrier would be getting a call asap.
-older than I was going for.
The biggest selling feature is the fact that a 200# guy +heavy saddle rode her, while leading a pack horse loaded with a fresh kill, through the mountains with feet that are trimmed horribly.
Decisions, decisions. Arg. What would you do?