You gotta problem with that?
(for those of you who don't follow the blog regularly, this is Goodwin. he is now fat and happy after having been rescued from a round pen that held no food... and probably hadn't held food in a while. unfortunately for me, he is also growing up while he's growing out)
Anywho... back to horse buying.
Bow has been very diligent about trying to find the best horse for her needs. She even did a detailed spreadsheet that involved assigning values to traits based on how important those traits are. And still she is horseless. How is this possible?
She's looking at a nice Quarab this weekend and I went with her to look at a cute Appy last weekend. The Appy has promise, but is a tad narrow (even by my standards... and I ride a fence rail AKA Flash).
But this search for a horse got me to wondering... if I was to actually go out and buy a horse what would I buy? I'm pretty sure I would stick with Arabs (I love them) or perhaps I would go with a Morab. Either way, I would want a horse that can be versatile but also do endurance, since that is my first love.
I decided to scope out Craigslist and see if there were any potential candidates...
14 year old unregistered (of course) Arab mare
Holy crap there is a whole lot of ugly going on here. Plus, look at those rear legs. I'm pretty sure that the pasterns aren't supposed to drag on the ground. I think I'll pass...
Morab Mare (no age or registration listed)
Is it just me? Or do the front end and the back end belong on different horses? Plus, not sure if it's just the angle or what but those back legs look funky. And not in a good way...
Approx. 16 year old Arab gelding
4 year old Arab filly
I guess it's a good thing that I'm not actually looking for a new horse. Because it's tough to spot the diamonds in the rough. And there is a lot of rough out there...