Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington State
• Horses: 0
I have a check list for a horses, but somethings on there are flexible. Things that are not flexible are: the horse must be a gelding, must have no problems with conformation or health or soundness issues. Conformation is pretty big to me.
If he can't jump he can't jump, it doesn't bug me none. I would like to get into jumping but it could wait.
I've narrarowed my search down to 2 horses. The Thoroughbred and the Arabian, both have their pros and cons, but you'll never find the perfect horse IMO. I talked to the lady with the TB more and told her where I was at in my riding and about me and made her an offer of $1800 without any commitments on buying, and she said I sound like a good home and would take $1800 for him. He's the perfect age and already know a lot of english, wouldn't be too hard to train him in some western also. Doesn't sound like more horse than I could handle, I could handle him fine. The Arabian would be a great horse too and knows his stuff. He's 20 though, and with that there could be some soundness issues and stuff and wouldn't have him as long as the other horse ( I just lost an Arabian I'd been working with and he was 26 and it was difficult) But still would make an awesome horse. I think what I'm going to do is go look at both of them, because I'll never be able to tell 100% which one would be the best match without going and looking at both. They're both nearby so that's a plus. And they both meet (from what I can tell) my check list and standards.
Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die. Don't be scared, just enjoy your ride - Chris LeDoux