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        01-26-2013, 02:40 AM
      #21
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by FlyGap    
    Same thing around here. I've been shocked at the prices. An average cow horse, and I mean nothing spectacular with only a few names waaayyyy back on the papers, and only started, going for $2,500 all the way up to $6,000.

    I can pick up a truckload of gimpy looking "green broke trail horses" for nothing. Usually small and nothing decent.

    Have you looked into Morgans? Probably not cheap but worth a look. Good Luck!
    Honestly Fly, I have never seen a morgan around here. Can't say I have ever laid eyes on one in real life. I will look around and see if I can hear of anyone with them though. They are a good looking breed especially some of the older pics I have seen of them online back when the breed originated.
         
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        01-26-2013, 02:45 AM
      #22
    Trained
    Wallee it is now a buyers market. Good horses are goin for cheap Trained horse for a thrid of what theywere now is the time to buy. Good luck Shalom
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        01-26-2013, 03:41 AM
      #23
    Showing
    Well, for what it's worth, these are the 2 that are destined to be my next ranch horses. Granted, they won't be terribly quick on their feet, but other than cutting, which they will probably suck at, I don't see any reason why they can't be very nice ranch horses.

    This first one is a Belgian/QH that is currently standing at 16.1 and about 1400 pounds as a coming 4 year old. (he was just shy of 3 in this picture)


    Then, after him, there's this guy. He's a Percheron/Paint. Coming 3 and stands about 15.2 and probably weighs 1100 or so. (though he was barely 2 when this picture was taken)


    They both have amazing temperaments and I have ridden the sorrel twice. He was a very nice ride, easygoing and quick to pick things up.
         
        01-26-2013, 08:41 AM
      #24
    Yearling
    Most Bashkir Curlies are a pretty good mix of heavy draft bone on a willing, sound-minded horse. They can get a bit pricey, but if you are looking for a younger gelding they are usually a bit easier on the wallet. They also come straight-coated, which also generally cuts back the price a bit. (Being a rare breed I find the focus being slightly more towards breeding stock, but there are plenty very nice geldings out there.) Both of mine have the heavier bone that comes with the breed, and every curly I've met has been solidly built with good demeanor to match. I have two mares, and I got them both for next to nothing because the owner was focused on finding them a good home.

    I've attached a picture of each of my mares. The first one [Scarlet] is about 4 in that picture, and the second horse [Tenakee] is 18. They are both on the husky side, and the older one is pregnant. But as you can see they do have some substance to them, aside from being easy-keepers. The younger one we broke to saddle not long after we got her home, and we are just now breaking her to harness. Tenakee is going to resume her saddle and harness work once she foals.

    I really love Curlies, so I am always into introducing the breed to new people. Both of these mares are just over 15 hands, but are sturdy enough that they don't have a problem with heavier riders or harder work. The ABCR breed standard actually calls for them to have shorter backs, so they can be even more compact and ready to rumble. I have seen them used for just about anything, and I'm sure ranch work is something they'd take to swiftly.
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        01-26-2013, 01:52 PM
      #25
    Foal
    What about Appendix QHs? I have one and he is 16.2h, kinda long (guess his QH sire was too) but with huge QH hindquarters and definitely bigger boned than a TB. He is very level headed too:)
         
        01-26-2013, 02:57 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    Grade mixes of paints, QH , TB, seem to be a dime a dozen around VA and NC, also quite a few big bodies walkers for sale well under 2000.
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        01-27-2013, 11:45 PM
      #27
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    grade mixes of paints, QH , TB, seem to be a dime a dozen around VA and NC, also quite a few big bodies walkers for sale well under 2000.
    Joe big bodie walkers are almost nonexistant in and around my area. Trust me, I been looking for a big walker for my personal stock for a long time now but from what I have been seeing, they just don't breed them like good old trigger anymore, sadly. Paints and Qh are big sellers around my area and I prefer to buy them and train because in the area I live all of the gaited breeds tend to go to bad homes. I work with my local horse rescue and I don't want any of the ones I have trained or resold to go to bad homes if ya know what I mean. Plus a reg. Qh or paint can bring a good chunk of change if its trained to rope/barrels/or sort.
         
        01-28-2013, 12:16 AM
      #28
    Started
    I really don't think Walkers go to bad homes, Wallee. You might incur the wrath of many here who own such horses, with statements like that.

    Certainly many are dead against what some do to them for the show ring, but thousands more are just loved riding horses. As with any horse, one must always carefully evaluate the home, into which we sell them.

    Lizzie
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        01-28-2013, 01:30 AM
      #29
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
    I really don't think Walkers go to bad homes, Wallee. You might incur the wrath of many here who own such horses, with statements like that.

    Certainly many are dead against what some do to them for the show ring, but thousands more are just loved riding horses. As with any horse, one must always carefully evaluate the home, into which we sell them.

    Lizzie
    I have owned walking horses for going on 8 years. I am speaking from experience not from speculation. Northern ms is full of mistreated malnurished gaited breeds. And I have always just really felt out a person before selling because I don't want to be buying the horse back in two months because they no longer can "afford" to feed the animal. I am not refering to soring by any means. I am more or less reffering to the population of norther ms.
         
        01-29-2013, 04:49 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    I am headed to look at a qh this evening, supposed to be a 15.3 hand 1100# good sized work horse. We will see, I will throw up some pics for those interested in my buying and selling
         

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