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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Seeing Spots

Well, my hunt for a horse continues. 

I recently got an email from someone I apparently contacted a while back about a horse.  He told me he has an older gelding for sale.  I got his address and headed over there with not much information.

I got there, and it turns out, it's a huge spotted Appy.  He's not real into people, but he's supposedly broke and safe to ride.  From the ground, I wasn't comfortable, so I wasn't about to try to ride him.  I asked if they had anything else for sale.  He said he has a few 5 and 6 year-old horses ... but they're just green-broke.  I figured I'd look anyway.  Yeah.  That's like going to "look" at a puppy.  Uh-huh. 

This guy was adorable.  He's very friendly, curious, and gentle.  Loves people, and loves the attention.  I am mulling over whether or not I'd like to work with "green broke" or get something really broke broke.  We'll see, I guess.

He's the horse you see first and last in this video.


  1. As you keep looking, you'll know the right horse when it comes along. Unless you're willing to put time and money into training, a green broke horse can go two ways: you can have the satisfaction of training him your way, or put a lot of effort into something that may not work out the way you wanted.
    If you get one already well trained, and can try him out first, at least you'll know what you have.
    But, horse shopping is fun! And you usually get to meet some nice people.

  2. Good god he's LOUD! Seems like a really calm and well-behaved herd though. A lot of people prefer an older green-broke horse because you know it wasn't ridden too hard too young. Depends entirely on your comfort level though!