Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse
I have several horses on the burner. Like what I've heard about this one. She is 11 which isn't a deal breaker, but I'd have rather been looking at 7. She is under saddle, not spooky, likes to go, gaits, and has been used for the past two years to pony the owners child over trails on their 200 acre farm. The owner says she is only 14 hands, but that is a man sitting on her. She doesn't look large, but she doesn't look quite that small either. Comparable to me on Phebes I think. She is barefooted, but she is bitted. I have nothing against bitting a horse, except that I've never done so really, and not sure about how to use my hands...I'm used to some contact. I also don't know if a horse can or will gait in a hackamore. I like her compact build. She's off in another state...but not as far away as the last one I looked at. More people are using the gaited horses for the sport, and a good mind would be an awesome change. We'd just need a coggin's to bring her home.
There is still the arabian mare to look at on Saturday morning. She's definitely still a wild card though. They just don't know much about her since they purchased the horse and didn't really ride her. This makes her background and training pretty sketchy. But she needs a home, so I'm going to give her a look, but have doubts I'll bite. She'd have to really be something!
The gelding of my dreams is sitting in my inbox. 15 hand burning hunk of loveliness. His condition isn't so bad like they said if these pictures are accurate. He's thin, but just thin. I've seen endurance horses way thinner than this guy. He's tall, racy, leggy, and his legs super nice and straight! He's about an hour and a half drive away. I'd like to look, but unless they can negotiate the price...I'm gonna just have to keep on "dreamin." He's probably worth the asking price, but I want to be sure I have a barn full of hay come winter. I can do that with the price of two of the horses, but I'd be stretching thin if I purchased the lovely arab.