Long story short, my sisters last pony didnt work out and she was crushed, so I made it a personal mission to find a new one. About a thousand ads and "What about this guy?" texts, I wasnt getting anywhere. So I took things into my own hands and picked a seemingly good horse out from CL, made the appointment and dragged my sister out to see him one day after work.
I told her he was a Peruvian Paso and she had no idea what that meant...so I described him as a "silly moving horse from Peru."
There were two geldings for sale by a very nice young lady who needed money for vet bills. It was a tough choice because they were both really nice, but my sister decided on the dun. The owner said he had been abused and was a bit nervous around new people. She was surprised that he took to my sister just fine.
We needed a trail mount and he was specifically trails, no arenas. The girl said he was abused in an arena and it never left him. We only want to trail ride so it fit.
We brought him home and he settled right in. Of course when the girl said not to put him in the arena, that's the first thing I was curious about. After about 15 seconds, he calmed down and has been a great little horse in the arena with my sister and me. We will be taking our first trail sometime this week. So far he's had 3 rides in the arena and has done wonderfully. My sisters in love all over again, which was my goal.
However, she is finding it hard to name him. We've been over a ton of different names but she's not satisfied with any of them. She wants to name him something Peru-esque and has been doing a lot if research on the language, but asking for suggestions wouldn't hurt!
He's a sweet pony...and loves to lick everything. He's very active with his mouth and just licks an licks and licks. He plays with the bit a lot so I've suggested a roller of some sort for him.
I will post pictures in my second post since I'm doing this from my phone.
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