A PONY! I really really REALLY want him. His name is zapp. I call him zappy poo. So here is my problem. Right now I bored and he is there at the barn. But in aug. There is a 50% chance that I will be moving to a house where I can have horses. K...Right now I can't afford bored for two horses other wise I would make an offer.
My other problem is he is not completely broke out. Which is fine I would love a project. There is a girl who is working with him but I've seen her do ground work though she has more years on me I say im better at working with horses and have a real itch for it.
Zapps problems are, well he accepts the saddle and rider. Does well on trail but when he's done he's done he just stops. He dosent do arena work. He can buck... lol he's a pony a bad lil pony and I love him.
I need some help deciding if he's to much for my very first project. I've had two years of taking lessons on ground work and in the saddle. But I started riding when I was 7 yrs, 19 now. I learned a LOT within the past two years. I watched eveyone work and stuff.
But how do I know what my riding level is? I've been doing really well with my horse Gypsy? When I bought her she was known as the *itch of the barn. Well she's not that anymore I changed her and she is soooo much calmer and nicer to horses and people.
Please either smack me back into reality or encourage me to buy this pony. Here is some more info on him...
He had lice a little while ago but that cleared up. We don't know how he got it because usually healthy horses don't get it. So when the BO called his owner the farrier the first thing he said was to shoot him. O_O Zapp did have founder... and his hooves are looking tons better. But that's one reason why he's at the barn he can't be pastured in a big field.
So I need help with that part. Cause ok so if he's in a big field with grass he gets founder. And what I might have at this house is a lean too thingy and a pasture but its sand not grass. Would that cause him to founder?
K there is a lot there. I need help! How much should I ask if I put in an offer. Im pritty sure he will still be there in aug. But since he is a hard keeper and not broke and the guy was ready to shoot him. Free would be nice... lol
Oh and if the gods are helping me on this and I get him I would re-name him Boo cause he's my lil boo.