The young lady had another horse until recently, a paint that was good as gold but certainly not in this horses league as far as looks, build, breeding, etc. This gelding is drop dead gorgeous.
I know very little about him except for the 2 times I have been around him. Hubby and I tried to help her get him in the trailer a few weeks ago - when he doesn't get his way he rears up.
He knows who is boss and it isn't his young rider. As far as I know she is an ok rider - when the horse is behaving like a lot of people are! I know that she wants to keep the horse and send him to a trainer - I think he needs miles and miles and miles with a very confident, skilled rider that he can't buffalo. But this horse gets nasty when he doesn't get his own way and I don't think he is the right horse for her. I have just never seen one walk away from other horses when the rider was trying to insist he stay. He was rearing up, pawing the air. I just though that was a little bizarre considering NOTHING happened to scare or startle him.
I considered the tack hurting myself. I thought his saddle looked crooked on him. How knows? We are going riding Saturday but I don't think she is going. Quiet frankly, I am a less than confident rider myself and I don't want to ride with him!! LOL I don't want to get dumped in the event that he cranks it up and goes bananas.