Laura K. Chappie & Beau (over the bridge)
2011 N IL
I wouldn’t dismiss TBs because of their reputation for being “hot”. My future mother in-law at the time never had anything but and she popped me on one, when my interest in horses was purely as a spectator, 50 years ago. We went for a trail ride and I survived! Later, while a boarder, I rode a number of TBs with their owners permission and found them great fun. These were not OTTBs and tended to have a stockier build.
In terms of genetics, the Appy is more likely to be IR than the Oldenburg so who knows what will win out. Besides WBs have the ‘reputation’ of being stubborn. My sweet 17.2 hh Holsteiner, Logo, hadn’t a stubborn bone in his body and was never IR. Being PPID can be a major financial drain and any horse can develop that.
I’ve often wondered what I might look for in my next horse as after volunteering here, I have a slightly different perspective. And, at my age, I’m not actively looking. What is the training you want your new horse to have and why is it being sold are the questions I’d ask myself. Maybe someone else can own the horse while you provide housing and exercise?
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Martha and Logo
Suzy in Fl 2020
Scout Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Suzy%20and%20Scout
Scout Photos: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=260915
Just to be very clear, a partial or completely blind horse can be ridden, many are. They are doing trail riding, dressage (up to Olympic level), western dressage, trail obstacle competitions, other horse shows, barrel racing, being lesson horses for adults and children and more. Even competitive jumping.
Ronelle and Yoyo
2015 Bend, Or, US
Eleanor in PA
EC Owner 2001
The first step to wisdom is "I don't know."
I think this horse would have been perfect for me 10 yrs ago. But at 16 2 he’s a big boy, and while I had a 16 2 Friesian 20 years ago, and learned to ride that bounding canter, I’m not as bold a rider now. This Oldenburg sounds like a lovely, well trained and kind, 7 or 8 year old horse, but facing reality, I think an older, shorter horse might be a wiser choice. (I’m older and short too). He’s also very expensive. 😊
I’m talking to the seller tomorrow and will see how it goes.
I’ve also thought of going with a Standardbred and will follow up that idea.
Laura K. Chappie & Beau(over the bridge)
2011. N IL
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