Hey everybody! Time to end my lurker status and post on here. :)
So I am a 43 year old mom (daughter is 6) that has started back in riding. I still consider myself somewhat of a "newbie" since my previous experience was all trail riding. I had a horse for a few years after high school and another for 2 years, which I sold shortly after my daughter was born.
My daughter has always been a horse nut. So a year ago I broke down and started her in once a week lessons. And I'm sure you know where this is going....I also started riding again. This time I'm getting professional instruction. Who knew post trotting would be so much work?! LOL
So I have started eyeballing horses. I own a pet related business and we live in a very horsey area of Ca. So it didn't take long before people were contacting me about horses they were looking to sell. Nothing appropriate so far. But tonight a friend that boards sent me video of a horse that looks interesting. He is very broke, loved by everyone in the barn, very experienced on trails (great for me) but also used in arena work, and known for his calm/sweet demeanor,especially with children.... BUT he is 19. So I wanted opinions. Too old? Just perfect?
According to the owners (for the last 12 years) he has had no health issues and is sound. I obviously will be doing a PPE,if it gets to that point.
Thanks for your time....I'm loving this forum and all its amazing info and enthusiasm!