General Questions Regarding Horse Purchase
I just bought some land, about 18 hectares. There's a horse that lives on it and I can buy her if I like. She's super friendly, looks very healthy, maybe even a bit chubby. She's all alone and I was wondering how healthy that can be for a horse. The owner visits now and again but in 7 years has never given her a name! She just grazes from the land. The owner said he has put a blanket on her and a rope to lead but not a proper bridle or saddle so she's never been ridden. She follows us around on walks and never gets in the way. She's always right behind us.
My daughter thinks she should have a companion. I'm a little concerned about the space as I will be planting gardens and more trees and don't want the plants to get trampled, especially if there are two of them racing around the property. I don't want to keep her fenced in as she's not used to that.
Any advice would be appreciated. I'm in Ecuador so the horse is not physically suffering for being outside. The climate is pretty much perfect year round. I don't want to rip her from her home and lifestyle if I can help it.