Never look a gift horse in the mouth. But if you hope to casually (and safely) ride said gift horse ...
When we moved to Tennessee this past summer, someone offered us two horses for our new "farm." We agreed and found ourselves saddled (get it?) with two recalcitrant mares.
Today we swapped these two project horses for one test-driven gelding.
His first action upon arrival? Rolling around in the mud, of course.