Which one would you buy?
I posted this on a different thread, but thought I would get all your opinions as well.
I am considering 3 horses right now. All are easy keepers (mustangs- gentled - no blankets needed, hay/grass pasture only diet, no shoes, no lameness issues, no colic issues, hardy and healthy).
Above is Vinnie. He is about 15.2hh, super drafty. A bit nervous with people still, as they are still working with him (he came from a neglect situation). He is around 7 or 8 years old. He is great to work with on the ground and beautiful in person (pictures cannot express his presence in person). He is easy to lead, easy to handle. A little hard to catch. NOT started under saddle yet, but ready to start and has been lunged.
Above is Dillon. He is also around 15.2hh, and super drafty (the guy in the picture is 6'7" - making Dillon look small!). He also came from a SEVERE abuse situation, but he is an absolute love bug now. He is around 8 years old. He will come he sees you at the gate, and loves to be patted and loved on. He gets excited and can playfully nip, which is being worked on right now (he did to it to me when I was there). He is NOT started under saddle either, but ready to start.
This is Dood. He is 15h, and 12 years old. He is a Buckskin Appaloosa with changing colors with the seasons. He is saddle trained, but hasn't been ridden much (only a handful of times over the past few years, but said to never put up a fight when resaddling or working with him). He can be hard to catch at times as well.
I will try to attach more pictures of Dood, as his is the hardest to see.
I have met Dillon and Vinnie and love them, I will be meeting Dood this month. My husband likes the looks of Dillon the best, but I know we cannot all go on looks!
honestly...id have to meet them all in persont to make a descision..but i like the looks of vinnie..and by the pic..he seems very curious and not afraid of dogs..which for me owuld be a huge plus and step in the right direction.
Not the 2nd, for sure. Don't like the build and he appears quite back at the knee.
The buckskin is a handsome color, but judging his overall look and description, i would probably go with the first one.
I don't see back at the knee for Dillon, but the angle of the photo makes it really hard to tell.
I did, however, have an immediate feeling that Vinnie is the best conformed of them all. I like his look a lot. And that he is shy, but doesn't bite, I like that.
more of a blank slate .
Just from the pics alone, I would prolly go with Vinny., but I would want to go meet them in person. Of course, if I went to see Vinny first & we clicked, I prolly would'nt bother checking out the other two.
On paper I like Vinnie the best but I would never recommend a horse without seeing it in the flesh - and you should also get a PPE - even if the horse is 'free'.
Since they're all coming with 'baggage' from past experiences and are unridden then I'm assuming you've either got a good trainer on hand or you've got real time experience of handling these sort of horses.
A cheap horse like this can end up costing you more in the long term that a good ready made one
Since they are all good doers don't forget they will be high risk laminitis horses which is going to mean restricting grazing in the late spring through to late autumn.
I would say Vinnie from the pictures, but make sure you meet Dood first and then decide!
Good luck! :)
But I liked Vinny far more then the other two. And like everyone has said just going by the pictures.
From your pictures, descriptions and histories I would go with Vinnie. Less abuse and water under the bridge to deal with.
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