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    10-07-2012, 06:01 PM
Originally Posted by HagonNag    
Thanks for all your help. I've searched the deleted(trash) file, the spam file (just in case)and everywhere else I thought it could be. It's not here. I'm also concerned because my repeated efforts to contact this person through craigslist are now getting absolutely no responses. I really like this mare and she sounds perfect for me, but making contact with the seller is impossible!!!


We're leaving for Kentucky the 11th...and I'll have a list of horses to look at up there.
If you remember the person's full email address, their name, or just the first part (joedoaks@xxx) you can try Googling it and see what happens. The worst would be nothing or, maybe, hundreds of hits. But it would be a "shot in the dark" that might pay off.

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    10-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Getting majorly frustrated. Found an absolutely PERFECT horse for me, called and she was being shown to someone right at that moment...and they bought the horse. I am going to stop posting about my search. I find something slips through my fingers. I'm just going to silently search until I find what I want and then shock y'all with a posting!!! HOPEFULLY I'll find a horse before I get too creaky to ride!!!
    10-11-2012, 12:39 PM
Green Broke
Once in awhile a brief interm progress report would be appreciated nonetheless as you've got us hooked on the venture.
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    10-11-2012, 02:17 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Chevaux    
Once in awhile a brief interm progress report would be appreciated nonetheless as you've got us hooked on the venture.
"you sointenly have Ollie"
    10-14-2012, 02:43 AM
<laughing hysterically>.... Others are hooked on this nerve wracking quest for my perfect steed?... Ok. You've forced me. There is good news.

Jim and I are in Lexington, KY for the racing at Keeneland. My hubby the thoroughbred nut loves to go and just droooool. I mean we get up before dawn so we can hang out at the exercise track!!!

Meanwhile, Kentucky has a lot of gaited .... I've been looking and I found a horse to make your heart skip a beat. (I'll post links later because going back and forth on this laptop is a mess.) Anyway...He was a 9 year old KMSH/RMH named Blevin's Commanche. Since the KMSH organization was having its National Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park, the breeder/owner agreed to bring him there, so I could try him out. OMG...the horse was drool worthy to the max! And while we were standing there looking at him, the phone rang and he was sold! Did I not tell you this was happening to me???? Can you hear my teeth gnashing???? Can you picture me ripping out my hair???

Justin felt horrible and we had to reassure him that we hadn't come all the way to Lexington JUST to see Commanche. He and a friend name Jane Gean (sp) decided to do some networking for us and introduced us to some breeders that they vouched for. Jane really spent a lot of time with us and went way out of her way (when she wasn't riding in a class.) She's a wonderful person. We spent the morning at the KMSH show and met 3 really nice breeders. Two of whom had horses that just might work. 1 is a palomino about 10 who is just a little on the dead head side...not truly lazy, just without a lot of iniative. Sounds right up my alley. He gaits beautifully, just not super fast. The other is a coal black mare who is a little more forward. The other breeder who might have something is really modest. I didn't find out who he was until I started searching for his farm online. He's one of the founders of the KMSHA and RMHA and a judge for those and other gaited horses... ANY horse he would recommend would be top drawer. We talked and I told him color wasn't important...gait and temperament was. After all, we ride. We don't show, we don't breed. We're headed out to both of these farms on Monday. There are multiple possibilities. Not every KMSH has drop dead coloring, or show appeal. There's a sorrel mare waiting for me to look at.
And maybe a few others.

Horse people are so wonderful. Do you know how nice it is to deal with reputable breeders and not have to worry about horse traders or people just ever so eager to get rid of one or two horses? I might just be nearing the end of this pilgrimage!
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    10-14-2012, 02:58 AM
This is where the palomino and the black mare are: Horses For Sale - Canyon Falls Stables

The other farm:
    10-14-2012, 03:06 AM
Green Broke
Both look good........
    10-14-2012, 09:15 AM
Green Broke
Ahhhhh! What a wonderful wonderful update!!!

My good friend up on the OH/PA border (who is a cancer survivor and wants to live every possible moment riding) has a KMSHA that she bought in KY 3 or 4 years ago.

He is a drop-dead gorgeous Buckskin. Gilley slogs her thru the mud and alongside large groups of motorcycles on poker runs up in the Allegheny National Forest and at home.

The ONLY thing I would ask you to discuss with the breeders is "ASD". It is an eye disease that, while the chocolate KMSHAs and RMHs are predisposed to, any of them might carry the gene.


Yes, it is wonderful to be able to feel that safe because you're dealing with reputable breeders.

Doing the happy dance for you ----- keep us updated
    10-16-2012, 08:16 AM

YAY!!! I've found my horse!!!

We got back at 12:30 last night and I have to go to work this morning, so pictures will have to wait.

Mr. Vernon Stamper at Overlook Farm showed me a sorrel mare that was absolutely perfect for me. Her name is Blossom and she is red, red, red.
(Not exactly the preferred color...and that's one reason I could afford her!) She's 10 and 14.3hh, broad (my saddle fit her! YAY!!!) and absolutely the sweetest horse! When I got on I had a mini-freeze because it is absolutely going to take me awhile till I get all my confidence back. She just stood there. She adjusted herself to me...and as I got braver, she got bolder (comparatively speaking LOL) She is SMOOTH. She has a really good whoa (which is really important to me) and when I got off, she followed me all over! ---a built in lead rope!! She ground ties. She has a white star on her forehead and one white sock on a hind leg...and she's beautiful. She's quiet, gentle and sane and a total confidence builder.

She's also still in Kentucky! We have to either go back and get her or arrange shipping. I looked at 6 horses, in 3 different locations...and she's perfect for me. She is the only horse Vernon showed me and she was the best of all six. Most important of all...I felt safe on her and I BEAMED!!! She's registered both as a KMSH and RMH. AND...Vernon said if I ever get to the place where I don't want her anymore, or can't ride her...or if something happens to her and she can't be ridden, then to contact him, because he would like to have her back as breeding stock. She's had some beautiful foals and carries lines he'd like to preserve.

I think Blossom and I are going to make a great team.
    10-16-2012, 09:02 AM
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Whoo Hoo!! That is great news!
While I haven't followed the entire thread, I know you have been looking and I'm glad to hear you found the one.
I also went to Kentucky to get my buckskin RMH. He is mellow and laid back like your Blossom (one of my fav. Animal names) and not foward at all! I've grown to really like the breed and am thrilled another Rocky has claimed a horsewoman.

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