Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
Sounds like he's more of an english horse through and through. They mention western pleasure, but considering all of the pictures and the rest of what they list as his forte, he's probably only ever had a western saddle popped on him a few times and played pretend cowboy. Nor does it look like he's as trail savvy as you might like.
He's also huge... much larger than what I would personally put any kid younger than 12 years on. Finally, he's old enough that he may have or soon develop arthritis and other issues. Considering his size, he's more prone to it earlier in life. Honestly he sounds way too good for his price and I would be suspicious without riding him a few times and getting a vet check.
I hope you've got funds squirreled away in case of emergency involving one of your horses. You never know what could happen. I've got an extra $800. Heck, I've got $1200 I could spend on a horse... but if I spent it there wouldn't be any "safety cushion" for the care of my horses and I could never forgive myself for that if something happened.
Last edited by Eolith; 07-24-2010 at 10:50 AM.