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post #31 of 38 Old 11-16-2009, 07:08 PM
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Believe it or not though gaited horses up here generally still sell in the $1500 and up range if they are well broke. Up here even in IL we are wealthy with Tennessee Walkers so they often will sell for $700 or less well broke.

The recommendation for a mountain horse is solid. I have a 20 year old mare that gaits like a dream. No trot, no pace, just gait. Smooth canter too. Both of my youngsters (One is 6 months and the other is 2 already show gait and they haven't even been worked with for it). I would agree that you should see what is in the area, with winter moving in you may find one on Craigs List. Yes they do show up there on occasion. Lot of people in the Great Lakes Area still losing their jobs due to the economy that the media people tell is is getting better.
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post #32 of 38 Old 11-16-2009, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Believe it or not, I came across that ad last night and called the seller today. I have an appt to meet them on Thursday after work and take Nikko for a test ride.

I'm also meeting someone tomorrow to trail ride with her and try out two of her mares that are for sale.

Hopefully one of these works out! I really like that RMH, he's a real looker and sounds like a good combination of well-broke but not boring! :)

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post #33 of 38 Old 11-17-2009, 08:09 AM
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Good luck, you will fall in love with the temperament. Love the way he tucks his head, that's the sign of smooth gaiter. Also nice to see a seller with a realistic price in this market.
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post #34 of 38 Old 11-18-2009, 10:11 PM
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Nikko looks like he could work out well ~ I hope so!! If not, have you thought about a Spotted Saddle Horse? I started out looking for a TWH as well but ended up with a SSH. They are gaited, great temperament ~ can't say enough good about them. Good luck no matter what!
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post #35 of 38 Old 11-19-2009, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Things are starting to happen! I test rode a really nice TWH mare on Tuesday, spent 2 hours on the trails with her, and she & really clicked!

Just got off the phone with her owner and told her I was interested! We have some details to iron out tomorrow, (vet check, transport cuz she's 2hrs away from me), but pending all of those pesky details I may have her by Monday or Wednesday at the latest!

She's 16 yrs old, about 15.1 hands and dark bay/almost black, loves to trail ride, neck reins, tacks up easily, stands well for grooming/feet/etc... Her gaits are sooo smooth, she seems to have two speeds of running-walk - one slower and one faster - which is pretty nice! The pasture has been good to her, she's kinda chunky but getting ridden regularly should change that...



I can't wait until she's mine!!!!!

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post #36 of 38 Old 11-19-2009, 07:56 AM
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Very pretty, so nice to see a well kept horse. Good luck with the vet exam!
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post #37 of 38 Old 11-21-2009, 08:00 PM
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He looks a little like Crow at the first time I saw him..or maybe not but I got the same feeling.
Crow literally shivered when he was lead.. ''nervous wreck'' I thought. 3 days later it was all gone, it had just been the people around him tht wasn't good for his mentality. Crow is now the best horse I can imagine - for me. willing, sensetibve, obedient. Doesn't have a great gait, but good enough for trails (and it's just training issues since I know nothing about gaiting ;) ) A little nervous/silly sometimes but has never been difficult like that. Tho we have had our hard periods..
If that's a kind of horse you want, I'd check him out. He's pretty and I think you can get a really good, smooth trailhorse from him. :)


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post #38 of 38 Old 11-22-2009, 12:40 PM
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ask for a weeks trial with him mans telling the truth it won,t be a problem i often let one go fo a week unless i might have stretched the truth a bit
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