Hi. I am new to this forum and would like to say thanks in advance for any advice on my question.
I am thinking of purchasing my first mini for my ten yr old daughter. She hopes to one day show it and we never plan to breed.
Having said that, we went to look at several farms/horses and narrowed our choice down to two. One farm had a gorgeous registered mini colt that was "skiddish" because the owner said she had not had as much time to work with him due to illness. He is a year and 3 months old. Great Conformation!
The other choice was a mini colt with not as great conformation, but very very friendly and adorable.
My daughter felt a "connection" with (her words) and would rather have the skiddish mini.
Any advice? Is a 15 month old mini too old to become super friendly? I know this might sound silly to some of you horse aficionados but I just don't know and don't want to make the wrong choice.