Need some advice please
First, are their any honest horse people out there? I just bought my first horse this morning. She's a 6 yo gray quarter horse mare. Last week when I first visited her, she was great. She did everything I wanted and some. I'd like to also add, that the owner seemed to have worked her prior to my arrival. Her tongue was hanging out and she was just mellow. Anyway, we went back out there last weekend to leave a deposit. Again, she was mellow, but a little excited when we approached her. This morning, we go to get her.
We start trying to load her into the trailer. She started getting spooky at one of the lady's dogs that kept messing with her. So, this made it very hard to load her. She also seemed a bit nervous too. So, we finally get her loaded and 45 mins later, we are at home. Now, my wife and her brother have their own horses. So, immediately, they ran up to the gate. As soon as we took the but chain off of Maggie(the horse we just purchased), she took off out of the trailer(almost skinning my hand from the rope). She seemed to be really excited. Is that because she's in a new place with new horses? Also, the tongue thing. I noticed that again today, that her tongue would hang out on the left side at times. Is that normal? Lastly, the previous owner told us that she had the horse for about 5 years. Well, according to the Coggins paperwork, she has had this horse for less than a year. I'm just worried that she sold her to us for reasons other that she just needed to downsize. I'm a beginner rider and she advertised this horse to be perfect for beginners. Please let me know your thoughts, ideas, and opinions.