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    04-22-2009, 02:07 PM
  #1
Foal
Horse opinion

I don't really know ANYTHING about gaited horses, but something about this mare drew me to her. I know she is old but if she is healthy it doesn't matter right? Can any one tell me if they see anything horribly wrong with her? Also the fact that she is pregnant drives me away a little because I don't see the use in that cross. Hmm... I don't know...
Mare Tennessee Walker in foal
     
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    04-22-2009, 02:23 PM
  #2
Yearling
The cross is rather bleh :/ but if the foal isn't to horrible then you can always sell it after weaning. Or keep if it really turns out nice, and if you have the room.

She doesn't seem like a bad mare, but the price almost seems TOO low (or maybe I'm just used to my area prices, it's nuts). I would definitely check her head to toe, and if possible, get a pre-buy vet check done.


Otherwise...beautiful mare. Nothing really bad per say pops out at me.
     
    04-22-2009, 02:36 PM
  #3
Trained
She doesn't look 17hh to me...
Like twogelding said, do a PPE.
     
    04-22-2009, 02:42 PM
  #4
Foal
I'm not too conserned if she is that big because I am only 5'3 so that doesn't really matter. I just wondered if there is anything obviously wrong that I should just pass her up.
     
    04-22-2009, 02:54 PM
  #5
Trained
Not that I could see. If she turns out to be like 15 hands though...I would wonder what else the seller was hiding.
Is she close enough for you to go out and meet?
     
    04-22-2009, 02:55 PM
  #6
Foal
Yeah I definitely would go see her first. Yeah, you never know with some people.
     
    04-22-2009, 03:08 PM
  #7
Trained
She looks cute, but I agree not 17h. I wonder what they were thinking on that cross though? I like walkers though. In my experience they have a really nice personality and are fun to ride. 16 isn't too old either. I have a 28 yo that is about as healthy as you can get.
     
    04-22-2009, 07:46 PM
  #8
Foal
She doesn't look that bad. I know a girl that has a TWH/Frisian gelding that has a great disposition. Just check her out good as advised, and be aware of requirements of a pregnant mare. As for price- with the economy who knows.
     
    04-22-2009, 08:48 PM
  #9
Weanling
Ok, so I'll be honest...my boyfriend is always my "voice of reason," so you generally never want me to try and sway you from getting any animal. LoL, I would have a zoo if my b/f didn't always calmly have me weigh the options.

That being said, I'll just tell you what he would say...

First off, I assume you have the space/time/finances for the mare, so we'll skip that... :) That's the first question I would get.

Anyways...concerns: -why is her tail...I don't really know, eaten off?
-why is she sooo thin? I know walkers are slender, but this concerns me...
-like everyone else, I am concerned not about her height, but the fact that they would lie about something silly like
that. Makes you wonder what else they could be dishonest about?
-how did they have access to a friesian - which is usually an expensive horse - if they can't (seem to)
afford to keep the mare well-fed?

Ok, so here's what I say:

With the economy like it is, that price is not ridiculously low, especially if she's not registered. I got my mare (registered, 3 year old) for only $800. The market just sucks right now. As far as her height being off, maybe they just "guess-timated" and don't know a lot about horses? I think maybe these people haven't taken the *best* care of her, which makes me want you to go get her. :) I think she looks very pretty, besides being a skinny girl, and I agree that she is not old at all...and she seems to have a sweet face. :) So, go see her and tell us how it goes!
     
    04-23-2009, 04:37 PM
  #10
Foal
If there is something about her that you like than why not go take a peak. It sure doesn't hurt. If you like the mare- get the mare, but I would have a vet do a pre purchase exam esp. Knowing that she is in foal. Find out how far along, find out the stud and if you do buy her make sure you get a breeding cert for the foal.
She should be getting fed good for being in foal. Also if you purchase her go out and buy the book Blessed are the broodmares and start reading- foaling can be a very exciting time, but be prepared and it will sure help out a ton.
     

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