I invited the guy to come in and talk for a while. I told him that he could bring his grandson over and use one of my horses to teach him to ride, but I couldn't help him with the rodeo thing. He wanted a decent junior rodeo horse, and I told him that it was going to take a lot more than what he wanted to spend. I gave him a friend's phone number: she knows a lot of people with barrel horses, so she would be better able to help him.
This all happened a couple weeks ago. He called me yesterday and said he found his granddaughter's horse for $2500, and he'll be able to use him on the farm. He's not sure yet whether his grandson can learn to ride on this horse or not. I told him the invitation to use one of mine was open, just to call first. He's planning on coming next week.