As most of you know now, Amber is for sale, I have 3 people lined up to see her this week so far. My trainer thinks she'll sell fast, she's a nice horse at a fair price. Any way I don't want to jump into buying another horse right away, I want to take my time and really really find the perfect horse. In the meantime my trainer suggested I try a horse that's at the barn and maybe consider leasing him while I'm shopping so I will still have a horse to ride between lessons.
I tried him out today, and I enjoyed him. He's a 17 hand paint/Andalusian cross and is 10 years old. He's narrower then Amber but super solid. We were both a MESS today, he hasn't been ridden in at least a month and was all over the place (plus it was COLD and WINDY and they were all going nuts) and I haven't ridden in a few weeks and I'm sick. So I was a little tense and he was a little agitated but we survived and both calmed down and were going nicely by the end of the ride.
He also has a very very bad habit of tossing his head, that his owner never corrected, so his first instinct when I ask him to do something is to throw his head in the air.
I like him, but I'm still up in the air about leasing him or not. I'm riding him again tomorrow and possibly doing a lesson on him on Friday!!
Here is a video of him lunging before I got on
And riding, this was about 1/2 way through the ride so we were still struggling a bit