Originally Posted by Dark Horse
Thanks Chandra. I passed a few years ago and this popped up on another bb. I guess she'd forgotten that she tried to market him to me as a beginner's horse.
The woman selling/riding him is a "professional" and considers herself well versed in matching a rider to a horse. It's because of never ending stories and lies like this that's made me take a break in riding/looking for a horse.
I'm glad to know my interpretation of the description of this horse wasn't just my imagination
I've been on my quest to learn to ride for two years now. I do have a horse but I allowed people to convince me he was a great horse, and he is for a more experienced rider though. I just recently acquired a rocky mountain/quarter horse that is more suited to me.
I'm certain that I will offend someone with this statement but I now take everything that a horse expert tells me with a grain of salt I let them rattle on and smile. I recently went to look at a mare for my niece and it was the first time that I got on a horse that I didn't know and the guy had him in a barn for me to ride so we went around the barn and this mare wouldn't stop when I asked. I even told the man we live two hours out and its for a new rider who is 14 and he assured me it was a great horse, so I looked the guy in the eye and said this horse is too much for my niece and we left. That same week a friend of mine was in the process of getting her first horse and the owner of that horse allowed them two weeks to get to know this horse, she let them come out anytime they wanted to ride and see if the horse was going to be a good fit. I thought that was the most awesome thing for a owner to do, a lot of horses would end up in a better place with more people acting that way. Just my opinion