Just got a question for you.
After all the trouble that happened with the brumby and explaining what happened to a friend of mine, she has asked if I would like to work her old appaloosa.
Joseph is a 16.2HH leopard spot gelding with a sweet but wary disposition. I've ridden him a couple of times and found him to be highly trained in western events. Cutting, reining etc. he's now about 20 years old and has had an injury to one back leg, but is happy to walk, trot or canter around. Last time I rode him he was quite unhappy that I asked him to stop because he wanted to keep going. (he gave a little crow-hop to let me know).
What I was wondering was, is he too old to do western pleasure events? I don't want to do any fast work at all. He's got a very very long stride and because of his injury to his hind leg, he is short in his canter stride, which can make him quite rough (almost like short coupled).
Do you think he could do it?
I'd love to show you photo's of him, so i'll see if she'll let me take them.
She's too scared to ride him because he is so big, so quick on his feet and she has balance and mobility issues.
Anyway, hope to hear soon