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    02-07-2010, 03:44 PM
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Where can I find Big Lick TWHs for sale?

I want to rescue one and turn it into a trail horse, but I'm having a hard time finding sale ads for them...

I'm not ready to buy one this minute, but I want to get an idea of the average price.

I'm hoping to get a 2 or 3-year-old that has been started under saddle but hasn't been totally destroyed yet.

This is the only one I could find: Tennessee Walking Horse - Non-resident Horse - FAMOUS FABLE
     
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    02-07-2010, 03:48 PM
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Green Broke
It may be easier/more logical to go to a Big Lick barn and find one that hasn't been trained into one yet - the working Big Licks are hard to find because they are being showed and used and nobody wants to sell their show horses.
     
    02-07-2010, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunny06    
It may be easier/more logical to go to a Big Lick barn and find one that hasn't been trained into one yet - the working Big Licks are hard to find because they are being showed and used and nobody wants to sell their show horses.
Where are there BL barns? I couldn't even find any websites for them.

It's weird... with Saddlebreds, at least, most of the horses for sale are 3, 4, and 5-year-old prospects.
     
    02-07-2010, 03:56 PM
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Green Broke
Tennessee, Tennessee, Tennessee! You may just want to take a few days off and cruise down around Shelbyville (the home of the Big Lick). Stop by at a barn and ask what they've got. The barns down there are huge, well-kept, and the horses are pampered. I have no doubt that they have staff there 24/7 (or the staff lives very near).

But like I said - it'll be hard to buy a showing, working BL - most likely they will be outrageously priced (afterall, they ARE show horses).
     
    02-07-2010, 03:57 PM
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I can't imagine it being easy to find them. The Big Lick industry is generally pretty sneaky and sleazy and they don't usually mingle with the rest of the horse world (I've only had experience with the ones like that, however I doubt that all BL people are sketchy). From what I've gathered, they only do business inside their own realm. That's why you never see them in the normal classifieds or at regular shows and whatnot. You would probably have to go to Big Lick barns and ask around for horses for sale. A lot of those horses tend to be pricey, too.
     
    02-07-2010, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunny06    
Tennessee, Tennessee, Tennessee! You may just want to take a few days off and cruise down around Shelbyville (the home of the Big Lick). Stop by at a barn and ask what they've got. The barns down there are huge, well-kept, and the horses are pampered. I have no doubt that they have staff there 24/7 (or the staff lives very near).

But like I said - it'll be hard to buy a showing, working BL - most likely they will be outrageously priced (afterall, they ARE show horses).
That's a good idea. I'll do that. And that's another reason I want a young "prospect" - lower prices.


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Originally Posted by Jessabel    
I can't imagine it being easy to find them. The Big Lick industry is generally pretty sneaky and sleazy and they don't usually mingle with the rest of the horse world. From what I've gathered, they only do business inside their own realm. That's why you never see them in the normal classifieds or at regular shows and whatnot. You would probably have to go to Big Lick barns and ask around for horses for sale. A lot of those horses tend to be pricey, too.
Yeah, I figured that and I've already planned out what I'm going to say to them. If they ask who my trainer is or what my plans are for the horse, I'm going to tell them the name of my old Saddlebred trainer (I trained with him for 10 years) and I'll tell them that he's a Saddlebred trainer but wants to get into showing TWHs. It sounds believable to me.




Found one! Magnolia Farms, Lewisburg, TN. - Tennessee Walking Horse

They don't have much for sale, though, and don't have prices listed.
     
    02-08-2010, 10:53 AM
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Weanling
I was just down at the Tattersall's sale in Lexington, KY and it includes padded horses.

This year was a little different, because there weren't many padded horses there. Usually the whole Saturday sale is for padded horses, but they changed the format and had flat-shod horses on Saturday as well because of so few padded ones.

I hope this is an indication that Big Lick is going out of style. . .
     
    02-08-2010, 05:13 PM
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Foal
There are usually several sales around Shelbyville through the year. Waterfall Farms comes to mind as one of the big ones. I know they have a big sale before the Celebration. Anyway, you might have better luck at the sales, I don't think they really care who you are as long as you buy the horse. I think most of the no-name padded ones that go through are the ones that aren't really making it as a padded horse anyway so they just want to get rid of it.
     
    02-08-2010, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jolly Badger    
I was just down at the Tattersall's sale in Lexington, KY and it includes padded horses.

This year was a little different, because there weren't many padded horses there. Usually the whole Saturday sale is for padded horses, but they changed the format and had flat-shod horses on Saturday as well because of so few padded ones.

I hope this is an indication that Big Lick is going out of style. . .
ME too!! My friend took some of there horses to that sale!
     
    02-08-2010, 08:58 PM
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Green Broke
I don't have anything to add to this thread, but I just had to comment - that first horse you posted? They said the horse was for sale because the owner was 80 - and I assume that's him on the horse in the picture - my word!!
     

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