We walked around the facility which was just gorgeous! Nice indoor arena, lots of large paddocks, outdoor arena and round pen. It was horse heaven! None of the horses did much for me though some were very attentive. I just don't want a 16-17 hand Thoroughbred!!
The last two horses I saw were two Kiger Mustangs born in captivity. One was 3 years old, buckskin and only had groundwork done he would be a project horse. The other was 6 years old, grullo with a blaze and was under saddle and worked regularly.
The rescue trainer said when she used to ride him (she's recently had an abdominal surgery) he was great but would test occasionally and try to "make an issue" if he got bored. She said with consistent riding or work he would chill out and get into his work. That might be something I could work on him with or perhaps not, certainly will be a horse I would have Laurie look at if I'm really serious about him. He intrigued me since I do love mustangs and he was a nice size and well put together. I'm trying not to be persuaded by the pretty face! These pictures really suck and certainly do not show him well at all.
|Need zebra striping on his legs.|
The time constraints that this trainer had prevented me from asking to work with him that day, particularly since I knew she couldn't ride him. Hopefully this week I can go back to see him when this other volunteer is there that rides him fairly regularly. I can then get a sense of what he's like and perhaps give him a try myself.
I have the means and desire to give a horse a good home. I know that any horse I end up with will be spoiled just like my other critters and hopefully will have a lifetime home with me (you never know what can happen with job loss etc). Who knows maybe he and I will hit it off? We shall see. I still I'm excited to try him out and get to know him. He sounds like he could be a neat horse to work with. Hopefully I can get back up there soon to work with his regular rider. I'm awaiting a reply to my email and text message about this.