What an awesome day! Finn was incredible! The owner has really been working hard to bring him back into work the past 2 weeks and he looked GREAT in such a short amount of time. Almost like a completely different horse from the ad I originally found.
He came off the trailer, took a quick look around and went straight to grazin. No uneasiness or heeby jeebies. Lol. I walked him around and let him check things out. It was more curiosity than anything. We lunged him and then both rode him before the owner left. She wanted me to see how improved he was over my first visit at her place. He did great and my ride was so much smoother this time around. She brought all his vet paperwork and a cd with all his x-rays burned to it.
I walked him through the barn which was filled with horses and 2 large fans. He didn't hesitate or show any nervousness whatsoever! He even stopped to touch muzzles with a couple horses on the way. I gave him a bath and groomed him. The BO's dogs and even a cat came around and he wasn't phased a bit. You woulda thought he'd been there for years! Even some of the other boarders couldn't believe how easy going the new guy was. His disposition was just incredible.
Even though my trainer was on her way outta town, she stopped by to see him. She thought he was beautiful and said if his temperament was real, meaning he hadn't been drugged, then I had a real winner!
She even thought that the scar didn't look as bad as she originally thought. Her only concern were his hooves, but after looking underneath, she thought her farrier could bring them back and he would just need some corrective trimming for awhile or maybe front shod.
I spent the rest of the afternoon with him just hand grazing, grooming, and hanging out. He was sooo sweet and loving! I'm praying for good evaluations from the vet and farrier. My trainer didn't have time to see him move, but said that if the farrier could fix his feet, I got an awesome deal on this horse!
The owner on him.