My trainer's father is selling his horse because she doesn't have enough get up and go. She is pretty good at reining but she would be just as happy shlepping through the park. She just isn't what they hoped she would be. If you don't know I'm horse shopping for a friend spare horse. I ride with her 99% of the time so I (somehow) convinced her to look for a reining horse.
She is a 5 y/o, red roan with two blue eyes, killer pedigree, knows all her stuff (spins, good slider). Has been hauled around and shown extensively. Dead quiet, apparently he was messing with her the other day and picked up a plastic lawn chair and put it on her neck while they were riding. She isn't super sensitive to leg (needs spurs) which will be great, she won't be spinning on Laura's friends and family! Haha. They say her spooks consist of just looking at the thing. The guys wife said if they had the extra money and space she would keep her just as a trail horse but the whole family (like literally the WHOLE family, they even named a daughter Rein) is into competitive reining. The cons are that she is mareish, likes her personal space, might kick out if a horse walk up to close to her on the ground. She also will kick if she is startled, though its only happened twice. Both times they were at a show and they opened up the stall door a surprised her in the middle of the night.
Video, sorry it is dark. Dang indoor! They are also having her teeth done this week. I've seen her ridden 5 or 6 times (as well as shown) and her head never ever looks like that.
Here is her pedigree. Peptoboonsmal, Pepto's I brow, Gunner.
I can't wait to ride her tomorrow! Fingers crossed everybody!