- Apr 25, 2003
i checked them first nothing, they are rare as hens teeth, I think they deliberately say they are non ridden to avoid any liability. Tried everyone even the smaller ones, do that every time, never once seen a ridden one being offered, only youngster who in 3 years can be. I have tried to get ex army or ex police without success too, no one ever gets back to you. There are so many army horses who need homes....I do wonder where they end up. I am going to leave it for now as my arthritis is being a total pain at the moment, left shoulder knee and back, seeing the osteo next week. Was actually going to go see the blagdon cob today if possible but decided not to. I am a bit surprised he is still for sale if he is so desirable. I am supposed to see one next Sunday but I think i may cancel,I suspect that even if you'd had Loss of Use for Saffy they wouldn't be paying out since they'd say she could still hack lightly and that she hasn't got a record up until her injury of doing more than that with you - it's a depressingly easy one for then to wriggle out of.
Horse prices are very disheartening nowadays, and while they're continuing to sell quickly I can't see them coming down much any time soon. Would having one from a charity work for you? Ridden ones do come up sometimes, and while there can be a fee it's far less than buying.
I hope your knee is better soon.
In terms of Saffy, vet and I are 50.50 is it neurogical or skeletal and there is no way of finding out without spending loads of money which might not be covered by her insurance, my osteo thinks it is neuro and she has worked on her. Either way she has fallen three times now, and to me that is a good reason not to ride her as Brian got quite badly hurt when she pancaked on the road without warning. Molly had sleeping sickness and used to drop when she was relaxed and she never slept lying down, Buddy is the same he never sleeps flat out and you see him nodding something. I have too many people animals depending on me to take stupid risks - mind you riding Buddy today who was a 28 year old nutcase would come into that category! I just love that silly big eejit, he had to have a mini bath he got into such a state of excitement, I just hope he is ok in the morning.