Originally Posted by appylover31803
She does not like to buck first of all. When she sits for a while and you just jump right on, she'll throw a little buck. Nothing that will throw you off. When you lunge, if she spooks at all, she'll let out a buck. But what 5 year old horse wouldn't?
I think she's built pretty well, but each their own.
And as for her being marish, what do you expect from a mare? It's just like women, not every woman is going to be normal when she has her period. Some can witchy, others want to eat a bowl of ice cream and watch movies all day. You can't expect horses to be perfect.
And I honestly take the $800 as an insult!
any horse can throw a buck....just because Vega does doesn't make her a bad horse. Sonny throws bucks on the lunge line or when I'm free lunging. Does that make him a bad horse? Definitely not. To some horses bucking is a way of getting out of work...where as others it's a way to get out energy...and in Vega's case it's getting out energy (or at least Appy makes it seem that way).
There are some things that I don't like about Vega, built wise...but that makes her, her. I could not picture Vega any other way and she's adorable the way she is.
Most mares will be marish at least once in their lives. It's natural for them....just like at one time in their lives a gelding will have a crush on a mare and will drop when he sees her...will that turn a buyer off? Probably not. I wouldn't turn away from a mare just because she's marish...nor would that make me offer less for her.
For $800 I'd expect either a young horse that hasn't been started yet or a dead broke old horse that can't spook because he can hardly trot.
If I had the money, and Appy was actually selling Vega I'd defiantely buy Vego for $3000 if not more.
$800 would be if Appy needed to get rid of Vega immediately.
Appy, you yourself knows Vega is worth more than that...so don't get insulted