Thank you guys!
The horse im going to look at is a AQH, very gentle, and was ridden by a mother and daughter.
The only thing about looking for horses, is where I live. No one is really selling. Except maybe a one or two and they are about 5 yrs old, for 200 dollars. I'm looking for something about 10 yrs.
LOVED the stories! I hope that's how it happens with the horse im going to look at.
Nope, my parents just told me I could start looking for one. So I contacted a "Horsey" friend and she told me her dad was selling his.
I'm just really hoping he is the one. So I can stop looking. For some reason I just don't trust the people that are selling for that low, makes me think something is wrong with the horse.
I mean, it wont HURT looking at the horse. It never hurts to get used to looking at horses. It takes alot of expirience to find a good horse. But don't saddle him up, or even get on him until you somewhat bond with him. If they have stalls. Put him in a stall and give him some feed.
Groom him. Give him treats. TALK to him.
The first time I saw bay. I put him in a stall. And the rescue owner Elle said he doesnt like being in stalls for too long so I wouldnt advise going in there with him. I said I was fine, and so he circled around a few times and I had treats in my pocket. He calmed down as soon as I started talking to him. I had a conversation with him. Just as if he was talking back.
I wasnt going to get on him til he proved that he trusted me in some sort way.
That, to me is a great way to bond. Now, I sing to him. He loves country :) he loves this song called put a girl in it, by brooks and dunn.
I sing that to him everyday and I play music to him. And he loves it. He calms down if he's having a bad day, or just if he's grumpy.
When you go to try this horse out. Don't rush into it. Really take your time and "research" what makes the horse happy. And if you want, get on him. Walk around and still talk to him. Just really talk. Say "how have you been", "i'm excited, how about you?" even try singing to him.
I hope all this helped!