I'm desperately seeking a mare that could handle a confident beginner, for my 16 year old son who has some major depression and mild autistic symptoms. His small Appaloosa mare, who he trained pretty much all himself with some help, had a sudden accident and had to be put down.
He is extremely emotional, depressed and down without the hugs and licks she would give him. He has seasonal affect disorder and the shorter the days get the worst he gets. I'm sharing pictures of him and his old mare. You can tell she really loved him and he loved her too. She was very stand off ish before he got to know her and she mellowed down so much with his gentle and natural ways.
He really needs a reason to get out of the house and go back to the barn that he loves.
We don't care about color or breed, just hopefully below 15 years old and 13 HH and up, but no taller than 14.3 hh. The main thing would be a good temperament.
She will take him on trail rides and teach him more about riding.
My family has a lot of experience with horses. We have used a natural approach in training ponies, a few weanling horses and a couple older horses. Our family have had horses for over 60 years and we believe you should never break a horses spirit and make them think everything is their idea. If he has to do more training we will be right by his side to help him along the way. We have 200 acres of pasture land that are split up so we can rotate them. We also have short horn cows out with our horses but they usually stay clear of the horses.
He has a little money saved up for his new mare which is around $600. Sadly our horse trailer broke down so we would need to find a way to get his new mare here.
You can message me with information on a new heart horse for him. Please let me know any vices the mare has so I can talk with him about them and if he thinks he can handle the vices.