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    01-20-2012, 12:57 AM
  #11
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Take your pic. You could have any of these babies, any color you wanted, for $125... they all need homes.



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    01-20-2012, 01:02 AM
  #12
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^^ One day I will be getting at least one... But unfortunately not anytime soon. :(
     
    01-21-2012, 10:38 AM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by MyLittlePonies    
Sirus is a pretty girl. :)
What breed do you prefer? Are are A LOT of nice weanlings or even yearlings for sale :)
Thank You! I would probably perfer Arabian or Appaloosa.
     
    01-21-2012, 10:40 AM
  #14
Foal
Cute where are they?
     
    01-21-2012, 01:05 PM
  #15
Showing
Looking at these mares in your "Barn", I'm going to be quite blunt and tell you that neither are breeding quality. Both ended up in rescue-like situations....therein lies the first red flag. Neither are registered. Neither have been shown in eventing, where your desired riding style is, and quite frankly, neither breeds are known for being cross country/jumper horses.

On top of this, you have many costs to consider, both $$$-wise and moral-wise. What if you lose your mare to complications? Is it really worth it? Do you have the funds for a stud fee, pre-conception examinations to the mare, testing to make sure you're not passing on any genetic disorders, pregnancy exams, supplements for the mare, foaling costs, etc.?

What will happen when you end up with a short, possibly deformed foal not at all suitable for what you want to do? Where's the resale value in that horse? Unregistered, a grade cross, lacking proper conformation....High-dollar, well-bred horses are having a tough time selling right now. What makes you think someone is going to be available to take on your problems when the foal isn't what you expected?

Buy, don't breed. Pick up a young foal for 1/10 the cost of a decent breeding stud fee and train it from the ground up. That way, you still have both mares to ride (no gestation periods) and there's absolutely no risk to your mare. Plus, you can rescue another needy baby.
     
    01-21-2012, 01:19 PM
  #16
Trained
I agree with buy don't breed. If you want to experience the whole, pregnancy, foal watch, delivery thing, go volunteer during foaling season at a breeding ranch. You can sit up watching mares all night long for as long as you can stand it and play with just born foals too. I actually love foal watch but after doing it for many, many years, I now have the stamina for about 2 foals. After that.....pfffft, let someone else do it! Then I'm fresh and rested to play with the newborn foals the next day.

I'm going to go AGAINST the tide here though on the rescue thing. There are some really nice horses that end up in rescue situations through no fault of their own but there are just as many that someone pulled off the meatman's truck that should have been left on it. You never know for sure what you will get. The horse economy is in the cr*pper and has been for several years now. Go find what you want, looks, pedigree, potential from a good breeder who breeds for the sports you want the horse to perform in.

In the long run, it won't cost anymore and you'll have a registered horse that you can resell for a few bucks if you need to, down the road. No offense to either of your ponies, I'm sure they're sweet, but a/not breeding quality and b/if they ended up at the sale, I wouldn't be bidding. You get what you pay for.
     
    01-22-2012, 01:25 PM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
Looking at these mares in your "Barn", I'm going to be quite blunt and tell you that neither are breeding quality. Both ended up in rescue-like situations....therein lies the first red flag. Neither are registered. Neither have been shown in eventing, where your desired riding style is, and quite frankly, neither breeds are known for being cross country/jumper horses.

On top of this, you have many costs to consider, both $$$-wise and moral-wise. What if you lose your mare to complications? Is it really worth it? Do you have the funds for a stud fee, pre-conception examinations to the mare, testing to make sure you're not passing on any genetic disorders, pregnancy exams, supplements for the mare, foaling costs, etc.?

What will happen when you end up with a short, possibly deformed foal not at all suitable for what you want to do? Where's the resale value in that horse? Unregistered, a grade cross, lacking proper conformation....High-dollar, well-bred horses are having a tough time selling right now. What makes you think someone is going to be available to take on your problems when the foal isn't what you expected?

Buy, don't breed. Pick up a young foal for 1/10 the cost of a decent breeding stud fee and train it from the ground up. That way, you still have both mares to ride (no gestation periods) and there's absolutely no risk to your mare. Plus, you can rescue another needy baby.
I can't belive that you would say that about my mares and say that that stuff about me not knowing about my mares. Like I said in one of my earlier posts, "Sirus is from an abusive home," but I didn't go into full detail. She is from a home that had bought her from a Welsh breeding farm-Allys Ponies and Pannels- up in Logan, Utah where Sirus's sire resides- "Eddio" a Welsh Pony palomino gray 1995 champion, who is sired by the great LOM of grayfields welsh ponies. Her dam is an arabian at the breeding farm was by the name of R Sweet Temptress. She is registerd half welsh half arabian, as I proved to you. We bought her from the abusive home then trained her and she is now a competitive cross country horse, she is also a Western 4H Pony and is a member of the Dimple Dell Pony Club.
Friska is a HARDSHIP registered POA- a hardship POA is a pony that can't be registered, because of lack of history, she was bought by a meat seller, then bought by a lady in Ogden, Utah whos trainer told the lady that Friska wasn't trained. We bought her as a prospect for me to train but as I was training her I realized she was already trained, I rode her and fixed her flaws for 4 months then disided she was well enough trained for my little brothers. She has been ridden by them and by my mothers ridding students ever since.
I know what breeding my mare entails! I wanted help not you accusing me of not knowing my mares!!
     
    01-22-2012, 02:22 PM
  #18
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Horseygirlsmith    
I can't belive that you would say that about my mares and say that that stuff about me not knowing about my mares. Like I said in one of my earlier posts, "Sirus is from an abusive home," but I didn't go into full detail. She is from a home that had bought her from a Welsh breeding farm-Allys Ponies and Pannels- up in Logan, Utah where Sirus's sire resides- "Eddio" a Welsh Pony palomino gray 1995 champion, who is sired by the great LOM of grayfields welsh ponies. Her dam is an arabian at the breeding farm was by the name of R Sweet Temptress. She is registerd half welsh half arabian, as I proved to you. We bought her from the abusive home then trained her and she is now a competitive cross country horse, she is also a Western 4H Pony and is a member of the Dimple Dell Pony Club.
Friska is a HARDSHIP registered POA- a hardship POA is a pony that can't be registered, because of lack of history, she was bought by a meat seller, then bought by a lady in Ogden, Utah whos trainer told the lady that Friska wasn't trained. We bought her as a prospect for me to train but as I was training her I realized she was already trained, I rode her and fixed her flaws for 4 months then disided she was well enough trained for my little brothers. She has been ridden by them and by my mothers ridding students ever since.
I know what breeding my mare entails! I wanted help not you accusing me of not knowing my mares!!
Using the word rescue implies that they are rescues. And rescues should never be bred.
The horse market is so down and I've seen babies for under $500 which is less of a fee of a decent stud horse.

I know you were looking for something to add height but these have always been my favorite studs.
Http://welshponies.com/stallion.htm
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    01-22-2012, 02:23 PM
  #19
Green Broke
If I had to pick one. I would choose Sirus.The POA does not look appealing at all. By your description I was expecting the POA to look like a fancy pony. You didn't say how big Sirus is but she looks small.
     
    01-22-2012, 02:26 PM
  #20
Green Broke
P.S. They both look in need of hoof care.
     

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