And how did Buddy do? He was fully and completely awful! As in the absolute worst I've ever seen him act. Granted the carnival atmosphere the running and flapping kids contributed probably didn't help but still. He started out being jittery, and moved into rearing and pulling back when I placed the saddle on his back (all new). I didn't even get the cinch done up when he freaked causing the saddle to hit the dirt. May I say my expensive cutting saddle hit the dirt. Gack!
Next he moved into his bucking spree. He continued by refusing to lunge (not like he's ever been lunged), and his finale... wait for it... he kicked the guy when he walked around behind him. Fabulous! What an outstanding horse!
You can imagine my shock when the man offered $500 cash for the horse. Causing me to enter a bit of a quandary, you see, $500 was lower than what I wanted (800) but the horse had been truly awful. I also had someone who wanted to come out tonight to see him. However, based on his performance today I was more than a little apprehensive as to how he'd behave. What if the second guy walked away? Then I was stuck with the demon horse.
Long story short, I took the $500, handed over his papers and wished them good luck. Buddy - so much potential and so many issues.