Thinking about this horse... feedback appreciated.
I wasn't sure whether to post this here or on the gaited thread, but since I'll be using him on the trail...(and I hang out here more...) Tell me what you think?
He is 12 years old, TWH, supposedly dead broke and a confidence builder.
His favorite gait is a walk, but he does gait and he has a rolling canter. Sounds like just what my old bones need. 15hh.
&*^%$ videos won't work....
see link posted below...
Videos aren't available, Hag. Do you have any still pictures of him?
Dead Broke Flashy Confidence Building Geling!
I'm just wondering a little bit about the head-up stance.... If all works out, we'll be going to try him out next week Saturday.
The ad sounds nice. I would call them and then go take a look.
I hate that parked out stance they put Morgans and Walkers into.
I don't see anything that would make me think RUN!, but he does look to have a rather upright shoulder. I don't know how that will affect how he feels under saddle, since I'm not familiar with gaited breeds.
Looks like a nice enough horse, and if he's everything they say, he's well worth going to see.
The parked out stance may be nice for old folks like me. It is like training them to turn the ground into a mounting block. I had one that would park out like that when I was a kid. It had no effect on her except making it easy to mount.
The way the Walkers and Morgan people use it is for show and photos, not for mounting.
I use a mounting block, and have a trail stool if I need to dismount when I'm out hacking. Sure saves a lot of time looking for a downed tree or stump. :wink:
I spoke with her, and we are planning on going next week Saturday to try him out. I'm also not a fan of the parked out stance, but it does make it easier to mount.
Dead broke, confidence builders are not exactly glutting the market. It would be easier to find a quarter horse, but I'm used to gaited and so many people end up looking for one as they age, that since I'm already aged (like a great cheese or a fine wine...LOL) switching to WTC at this point seems a little pointless. So, I'm looking for dead broke, quiet GAITED horses...... Something to bridge the gap between now and the nursing home! LOLOL
ETA: Where we ride there is ALWAYS a downed tree or stump...or I've been known to put them in a ditch and mount from the bank. I routinely use the tailgate of the truck for mounting. People look at me a little oddly, but when you're a white haired old lady, you can generally get away with anything. <grin> If push comes to shove, DH has been known to hoist my rear....
I've never had a gaited, so although I think you and I are pretty close geezer-age wise, they're just not something I've ever considered.
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