You Probably Think I’m Crazy! I might even be crazy. We have bought two new horses in less than a month. Both of the horses we bought, Magic and Tic Toc, are fabulous for beginner and intermediate lessons. We bought Magic first and had it in the back of our minds that the second horse … Continue reading I Looked At Another Horse Yesterday!
Yep, there is something I haven’t told you in regards to this lesson horse search we have been on. Not only did we buy Tic Toc ( otherwise known as prospect #10). We also bought another horse! Maybe A Magic Star Magic is the horse that Aleta and I drove to Warrenton, Virginia to try. … Continue reading I’ve Been Keeping A Secret From You!
Prospect #10 I found via a Craigslist ad. He was located near Gettysburg, PA. Which is great since it is so close and most of the horses we looked at were super far away! The Info Tick Tock ended up for sale at this farm because his young owner wasn’t riding him and her grandfather … Continue reading Prospect #10- “Tick Toc”
Bobby Didn’t Work Out, On To Chiquita We left PA and headed for about an hour and a half drive, to meet our next prospect in New Jersey, a paint mare named Chiquita. The Info Chiquita was a cute paint mare. I believe she was about 12 years old, standing at 15.2 hands I would … Continue reading Lesson Horse Search: Horse #9 “Chiquita”
On To #8 So, we were on prospects number 8 and 9 this weekend. We left the farm bright and early optimistic about the horses we had scheduled to see. The first stop there was originally supposed to be two horses. When we arrived we found out that the mare had been sold. The gelding, … Continue reading Lesson Horse Search: Horse #8 “Bobby”
The horse search continues! As we continue to inquire about horses for sale and look at more ads, it seems to be getting more confusing. I decided before Saturday, our next horse hunting day, that I needed to eliminate at least one horse from the list. So many horses, so many pro’s and cons…eliminating even … Continue reading We Wanted To Scratch One Off The List
Opie was one of the closest horses that we have seen so far. Only about an hour and a half away. That is always a plus when horse shopping. The Facts On Opie We were told that Opie was 17 years old and a thoroughbred. He did not have a lip tattoo so I’m assuming … Continue reading Lesson Horse Seach: Horse #7 “Opie”
Today our lesson horse search took us to a beautiful family farm in Warrenton, Virginia. Magic Registered with the APHA as “Maybe A Magic Star” is an 18-year-old mare. Her advertisement highlighted her kind disposition and the fact that she had been used as a police horse for two years while her owner was injured. … Continue reading Lesson Horse Search: Horse #6 “Magic”
“Truckstop Vicki” known to her friends as Beauty is a jockey club registered TB mare. She is 20 years old and stands at about 15.3 hands. Age Twenty years old is not the age range I am ideally looking for. I can honestly say though that this mare did not look or act her age. … Continue reading Lesson Horse Search: Horse #2 “Truckstop Vicki” AKA Beauty