This is Edward. He's a 6 year old Appaloosa without any dressage training. He's a big boy, at 16.1 hands but he's broke. Broke. Broke.
Talked to his owner today and she said she doesn't want to sell him, which is why she didn't even put a picture with this ad. She has done trail riding, arena riding, roping, sorting and camping with Edward. He ties for hours. He hobbles. He goes out alone or with other horses.
When I asked what makes him nervous she said she couldn't think of anything that makes him nervous. He's just not that kind of horse. When queried about if he would get bored doing circles she said he was an easy going fella that wants to do whatever you want to do. He has more whoa than go, but is just a happy fellow.
She breeds Appys and this was her personal horse, but with four kids and a working alfalfa farm, she just hasn't had much time to ride. She wants to be very picky about who he goes home with, which works in my favor. It means she's just as invested as I am in having us be a good fit.
He's about three hours away from me, but I have a trip at the end of this month that will get me within an hour and a half of him. So I'm hijacking my family trip and am going to take a day to go out and ride Edward.
I know he's under Western Saddle, but what do you think? I haven't heard back from my trainers yet but I"m pretty sure they're not going to be happy that he's an Appy. From a personality standpoint though, every Appy I've known has been a steady going kind of horse.