I sold my Arab/paint mare, and I am now starting to search for a great new trail horse, with a good work ethic, that is/will be with a few miles exactly what I want for mountain riding.
If any of you know of any horses that fit the description, please let me know. I'm not in a huge hurry. My budget is $1500. I will be looking for:
-4-10 years old
-Super sound and put together well enough for some pretty long days and technical trails.
- Most important, a great mind, and very little spook
-ABSOLUTELY NO BUCK.
-has to have the potential to become a very solid trail horse, that can lead rides with begginers confidently or really get out and move when i'm out riding with experienced riders, with the endurance to do long days.
-as far as training goes, 60+days would be nice. I'm okay with the horse being green, just no buck and not overly spooky.
-forward, bold personality a plus.
-Prefer a mare, but geldings are ok too.
I find arabians to be spooky, which I really want to avoid, and thoroughbreds often don't watch their feet terribly well, can be very hot, and are often accident prone. This horse has to be capable of leading a slow trail ride and potentialy helping out other riders but also really be able to get out and go all day. I'm 5'6" and built fairly stocky. I'm not particularly fond of riding horses built downhill.
And color preferences - I'm not picky. Don't particularly want somthing white that is constantly sunburnt. Grulla is a color I've always wanted to own, but as far as I'm concerned it is just icing on the cake, and at the bottom of my list.