Well, things aren’t dire yet-- but my basically retiree mare is due for another round of joint maintainance/outgrowing her previcox, and someone I met at a clinic over the winter expressed some interest in my other mare, and while I love her, I think she is going to max out schooling fourth. The focus and work ethic aren’t there to go higher-- which is fine!
With the initial purchase cost of horses so high right now, am I insane for going looking for a project? I don’t mean a nice youngster, I am considering getting a horse from a program like BLM or even (cringe) from auction with decent conformation and seeing how far we can go. You never know if you could be the one in a million, I guess, and you’ll always have a good story.
Has anyone turned around a real project horse like this? Please share your success stories. Where’d you get it? I’m thinking initial cost of $500-1000. Must be smaller, compact, and reasonably uphill. No TBs. Hopefully it will be sound and smart.