Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
The Hunt is On! and Oh How I Hate Buying!
I sold my lovely appy that didn't fit my goals. It was the right decision for both of us.
Then I took a chance on an auction horse. Blurb that went with her was "well mannered under saddle" yeah right. I did all the groundwork and she aced it all. Found out in short order that she was spoiled under saddle and learned to buck people off. I can't ride a buck. I was pretty banged up. Bad bruising, whiplash, pulled muscles.one hip solid black with bruises. I got a good offer from someone who wanted to breed her so she's gone.
And now here I am. Looking for an athletic horse that's started under saddle, 15+hh, 4-10 years old, NO BUCK. Ive got lots ofmiles on green, reactive horses. I looked at a nice gelding but he was so shut off from people that I'm not sure what it would take to open him up. He had some serious trust connected issues that I'm not prepared to deal with. Another was supposedly 7 but teeth showed 11-12 years old. I just looked at one that sounded great, but was smaller than he looked in pictures and had a raised growth(1.5" across) on his side that they conveniently forgot to mention and others under his tail. He's 4.
So ARG! It's riding season and I can't ride! I've forgotten how much I hate horse shopping...
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