The mustang is "gentled" per say, but there is no way I could train her. I can pick up her feet, sit on her, at one point in time could saddle her, but there's NO WAY I could saddle break her. But trust me with her personality combined with age and intellect and my lack of horse training skills...It would be a great way to end up in a wheelchair. lol
My parents DO pay hay and panels though, so its a win for me
They've just taught me to pay my own way, and I RESPECT that. Although I do feel broke more often than not.
TODAY'S UPDATE ON THE SEARCH FOR A TRAILHORSE: Someone saw my craigslist ad, and forwarded me an email a friend sent them. Apparently an older lady is hanging up the saddle, and finding a home for her horse. Of course, as is the way with word of mouth a few details were off. I called under the pretense it was an arab, but it turns out the mare is a grade, and the ad had said she was 11, and the owner told me the person who wrote the ad didnt pay attention..BECAUSE THE HORSE IS 16. The mare is free to the right owner, and honestly, I dont know if I WANT her that much. I never realized how freakin picky I was til I get offered something. I guess in my minds I have this bay arab mare, but that's definitely not what Im gonna be able to afford. Im slightly stand offish..cuz at 16 isnt she getting a tad too old??? Her only vice is if she's not the first one fed she kicks
I honestly dont know from the description if I'd be a good fit for the horse, at least until I ride her. And the lady's like "I can meet you half way so you dont have to drive all the way." AND I'M THINKING...I DONT WANNA COMMIT IF I DONT LIKE THE HORSE AFTER RIDING IT!
So my options are at this point, TAKE THIS FREE HORSE. Or keep hoping something closer to my hopes. Or...I have about $1500 in savings right now..I could afford something nicer, but then I dont have money for ANYTHING. Not for gasoline, or contacts, or acne antibiotics. Im very torn.