Okay so this is the third thread i've started about this particular issue in the past 2 years, and hopefully this will be the last time I have to post about it. My horse is a 20 year old QH gelding that I've had for about 8 years, but it feels like 20 years.. I don't want to go into all the details about mine and Tiger's history again, so here's a link to one of my previous threads:https://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk...do-now-132240/
It's a really long story, and I'm sorry about that, but we've been through a lot together. Basically, I'm still warring with myself as to whether I should try to sell him or not.
I've recently been working with him, I've been on him bareback a few times (I sold my saddle about 2 years ago because it was too small for me) and I've been working on groundwork with him and he's actually been doing really well. I've been watching training videos on how to work with difficult horses, and videos concerning how to deal with issues he has. I've also been interning for a vet for my veterinary technician course, so I've just become more comfortable around horses and learned more about horses more than I knew even when I started that last thread.
There haven't been any incidents with Tiger yet, and I'm definitely not as scared of him as I used to be, if at all and so far he's been acting better than ever. I would really like to find a saddle that fits him and see if I can't get him into better shape, but I don't know if I want to commit to buying a saddle for him if I'm not going to keep him.. I guess I just feel like since he's 20 and not really a kids horse, that no one would want to buy him. He definitely doesn't act 20, and my farrier who just recently trimmed his hooves, said they were in good shape. My vet said the same thing about his teeth and body condition (He just got floated and up to date on his shots)
So technically, he's actually ready to sell except for coggins, and the fact that he's not really in the best of shape as far as riding him goes.. I'm just not sure what to do at this point, should I continue riding him and see where it goes, or just sell him as is? I am extremely attached to this horse and this has been a difficult thing for me to decide, obviously. :)