Originally Posted by marionette188
So, I'm not sure why she has said she wanted to wait so long... she has in the past, mentioned that she would take a horse right off the trailer and do some basic stuff with him... maybe not literally, but soon after he arrives - no waiting around for months.
My feeling is that she wants this project for herself once she has her baby. Maybe charge for training board once the baby arrives? I don't know. But why say my daughter can do this with her supervision then? This is what she loves to do... In the meantime, she wants my daughter to continue lessoning on and competing her OTTB. I thought that the lessons should be her instructing my daughter with her new horse.... first on the ground, and then eventually on his back..
As for the reasons why no one has gotten on this horse (I know so far that he is only halter broke, if that is what it is called)...my thoughts again - why?
I have lots of questions for the seller, but I think the advice about being clear what our expectations are for training this guy is right on.. and it's definitely a conversation I will have before we make the trip to see the horse.
Do remember just because he hasn't been started that it doesn't mean he is bad. Some people buy a nice horse, thinking they can break it, or have a trainer train it. Then they realize they don't have the knowledge, time, money, or experience. I personally don't think a horse should be broke before 4-5 depending on the horse. So he isn't that far off IMO