I had a very nice visit with Linda of Kenlyn arabians. Her two mares that she had me meet were very pretty and nicely put together. We got them both out, tacked them up and then got ready to ride. Freeze, the first picture has an issue with her ears being touched. In the show barn she was at as a yearling or two year old would grab her ear to get her bridle on. So Linda had a little bit of issues once she had to get the headpiece over the ears.
Both mares were good with their feet, Zaphira moved a bit when the saddling occurred but it didn't phaze Linda. I wasn't too excited about it. We went to the mounting block, I got up on Zaphira and then Linda was on Freeze. When I was on Zaphira she was picking up on my nervousness, and I couldn't really figure out how to use the hackamore or to rein her. I didn't want to pull back to hard but I felt a sense of panic even though she wasn't doing much but I could feel her tensing with me tensing. Linda said "here, hop off" she had one of her boarders or trainer ride her and they went into the ring so I could watch both be ridden. I was thankful that she understood my nerves.
After they had ridden a bit and I had also viewed another trainers horse I hopped up on Freeze. We stayed at a walk in the ring and I talked with Linda on Zaphira. We chatted about feeling comfortable on horses and the type of horse I wanted. I liked Freeze, she listened to me quite well but I didn't have the courage to trot yet. There was a lot of movement in the ring, Linda, another rider and a gal longeing her palomino. I can easily come up again to try her out and perhaps do a trail ride like Linda suggested. She really wanted to show me what the horse was capable of.
Freeze is a potential but with each race, and luckily there is only one more, her price goes up because of the cost for entry, mileage and then just the experience the horse gains. It makes sense and she already is pretty high in price. We'll see, I still have a lot of horses to check out.