I am going to make this as short as I can so bare with me! Last year a person I know brought in this mare for "training"....lets just say this person should NOT be training....she had her for 3 months and messed her up worse then when she came in. Heres a little info on the horse:
She is about 15.2-15.3 Appy/welsh cross mare. She's a nice looking mare, quite thick and stocky. The people that own her have owned her since a weanling and have used her as a lawn ornament. She will be 8 this year. She is/was very obese and had a crested neck from being so tubby..lol..but that did come off when she was at the facility due to her feed being controlled. I havent seen her in a year so I am not sure what she looks like now...so theres a little info about her.
She is a nice mare. The owners and the person who "trained" her had a big scrap because she had her in for three months (2100 dollars in training) and she sent her home "unrideable". Basically this person didnt know what the hell they were doing and created more issues such as rearing undersaddle etc..no groundwork just hopped on and hoped for the best type of situation..wasnt the mares fault but she now needs ALOT of work as you can imagine. She can be fixed. I will mention this mare is extremely dominant as well so she needs a firmer hand to work with her, not just any person. SO, anyways, this lady has tracked me down wondering if I would take her...
I do have the experience to take her on. I board my horses and with the market being so crappy right now, I am wondering if it would even be worth it to put the time into her with her age, if I can't break even in the end. I don't intend on keeping her, I would just be taking her in to spin her and finding her a good home. Im not a person to can horses because of someones silliness.
Any opinions appreciated. I do like this mare because she is challenging and I had a connection with her. I did get a chance to work with her when she was here last year and she was fun
.... just wondering what you guys would do?...I need to phone her back and let her know I am just a little on the fence with the market and her age...