So awhile ago I emailed this company I saw online. They claim to breed "performance horses" I looked at their website and they definitly seem to just breed cute coloured horses and somehow make money off of them. I had been looking for differant horses to ride so I went up to meet this guy. He had some colts he needed started so I agreed.
Then he introduced me to the colt he wants me to work with.
It's a more or less un touched two year old. He claimed they had him haleter broke when he was a weanling but now he hasnt been handled at all and you cant even hold the lead line he has attached to him let alone lead him anywhere. He's a plain bay with a star in a ring full of roans and paints so I think he may be the underdog here. He also has horribly long toes which if I were going to work with him I would get fixed (either by his bill or my own).
So I watched the guy "work" with him for an hour. This consisted of chasing the colt around and tying it to fences. Not exactly how I would go about doing things. I'm not a natural horsemanship person by any means but I do work naturally. I think it would have kept him from rearing up as much.
The deal is I am supposed to halter break him, get him saddled and riding pretty within the next few months and whatever they can get for him over $1200 is mine. I know I wouldn't pay that much for him with only 60-90 days on him but maybe someone will? Im not really in it for the money.
The guy also kept asking him "How long do you think it would take to get him broke? I know I could break him. Do you think you could?" And didn't seem to understand me when I said it's up to the horse and I'm not making any garuntees.
So do I go for it and just use my methods of training and get his feet trimmed (somehow) and ignore the buissiness man type owner?
Or do I scrap the whole idea?
Here is his papers: (nothing amazing pops out at me. they seem to breed ony for colour *headdesk*)
and here is him. it's the only picture they have on their website