I live in a fairly nice trailer park, as trailer parks go. We live on the outskirts of town on a big piece of property with only a few occupied homes out here, its pretty secluded. Tenants who wish can use a large horse pasture (that's basically right across the street from me) for free. There's only one person in the park who's taken advantage of this, so there's a very pretty dark red chestnut gelding out there by himself. The owners take good enough care of him that his feet look nice so he must see a farrier regularly. Well there must be a hole in the fence, cause he's been out and wandering around our front yard. He was loose last week, and I thrilled my daughter by feeding him some baby carrots. I thought they'd fixed the fence but he must have found another way out. It is kind of funny, we were out trick or treating and we left Bowen out on the dog run line. When we got back, the horse is standing next to Bowen in our yard. He follows me around like a big dog when I'm outside. I'm honestly tempted to ask the owners if they'd mind me grooming him or just spending some time with him. I think he's lonely, and the guy who owns him is gone 95% of the day. For how much the horse spends alone, instead of 'going wild', he's gone the opposite direction, he really seems to want some attention. What do you guys think? I need a name for him, I just call him 'Red' atm heh
I can't imagine anyone would object to you spending some time with their horse, especially if you'll do some grooming. (maybe they would even let you ride) I wish someone would spend more time with the horse near our house-maybe then, she wouldn't be so mean! If nothing else, at least Bowen found a friend!
alot of quarter horse are now being purposely mixed with thouroughbreds. a co worker invited me to a halter class for quarterhorses to see her daughter show. i went and was looking at these horses and thinking that none of them looked anything like a quarter horse. so i had asked her about it. they register them as quarter horses but there is a special name for them which i completely forget now. i hate when my brain doesn't work. but anyway, i'll bet he is pretty.
I would say if you don't tie the horse and make it look like you took it out of the fence, you can probably brush and play w/ your new doggie all you want... Tell the guy it is getting loose if you can, so the beast does not wander onto a road when no one's watching. He may not be able to tell you it is OK to ride it, I don't know. When I was a kid, I was not able to let friends ride and handle my horses because if they got injured my parents would get sued by their parents and that was that.
I grew up around horses. My horses name was Snoopy and he was always right by my side when I was outside. And he got along great with our rotties. I also had a little stud colt once that would always get up on the front porch and look in the house through the screen door. I think he knew that he would get apples and carrots for it. I think your daughter would love grooming the horse. My dad had a horse very simialr to the color you described and his name was Tuffy. I'll stop rambling on.
Hi...It's been a LONG time since I've posted! I read every now and then and saw the horse topic and had a comment or two. The term you're looking for in the mix of Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred is Appendix. You can register this horse with the AQHA if you compete in approved Quarter Horse shows in the appendix classes and recieve a certain amount of points. I know that Halter, Performance and Racing are all catagories where you can gather points. This proves the "worth" of the horse as a Quarter Horse and then gives you the ability to breed or show in regulation with AQHA. I "borrow" my neighbors horse since I sold my own when my youngest son was 6 months old. My neighbor is more than happy for me to groom her and work with her. I've had horses for almost 20 years and it gives me a chance to be involved in my most favorite thing ever and gives the horse attention it wouldn't generally recieve. You certainly have nothing to lose by asking the owner if you could work with "red". I think it's sweet he's chosen to be friendly and shows good attitude on his part. Good Luck! Sandra