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post #1 of 27 Old 06-19-2011, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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What to buy??

I have been looking for new horse and narrowed it down to two. But I can't decided whether to buy a well perfomed 10yo ASH mare by Hannaford Stud Freeman, or a 2yo, broken-in and shown, with success, ASH colt by Acres Destiny. Both of them are stylish, well conformed horses, and both have breeding I love! I have seen both horses, and competed against both horses, and on the mare. (:
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post #2 of 27 Old 06-19-2011, 05:34 AM
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What do you want to do with the horse?

The 2yo will give you better resale value, being younger, as well as by Acres who is definitely the flavor of the month at the moment! But you will have to put solid training into it, and either make sure you have the right facilities and experience to keep a colt, or geld him, which kills breeding potential.

The mare will be ready to go straight away, and give you the option to breed to the stallion of your choice further down the track. The Hannafords breed nice horses but aren't as well known as any Acres progeny. What's her Dam line like?

Also - welcome! Good to see another Aussie, let alone one who has shown ASH :)
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post #3 of 27 Old 06-20-2011, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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I want something which can do anything, but I will focus on campdrafting and ASH shows.
Yeah he definitely will, and this is why I am looking at him, but I am starting to lean towards the mare, as I have access to an Acres stallion, who is ready serve, and don't have to pay a service fee. And in two years I will be traning an acres colt for the futurity.

The mares line is not extremely favourable, but I am goo friends with the breeders and they own both dam and sire. The dam was a handy little horse, and her progeny are the same.

The mare is 'Benalong Isa', andthe colt is 'Silverthorn Easy Acres'.

Thanks! (:
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Wow, easy acres is for sale??? We visited Silverthorn just before Christmas - just after they lost smoke. They were serving mares with easy acres then and seemed pretty happy with him! He is a very nice young horse. They have just sold son of a gun as well - such a nice colt.
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post #5 of 27 Old 06-20-2011, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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yeaah, he is gorgeous! Was looking at him before he sold! And they asked if I would be interestede in easy.. although it was for quite a bit of $$ ! Haha.
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Lol! I was looking at their mare Journey before I got my new girl, But they hadn't decided then if they were going to keep her or sell her - Also for a lot of $$.

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post #7 of 27 Old 06-20-2011, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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yeah she is for sale now! She is a gorgeous filly. Yeah, they ask big $$ ! But great horses, so I guess that's expected. (:
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Yep, definitely!

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post #9 of 27 Old 06-20-2011, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, I love shotgun! He is amazing!
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post #10 of 27 Old 06-20-2011, 06:35 PM
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Ah I know, such a nice horse! I plan on breeding my mare down the track and man it is going to be so hard to pick a stallion for her, so many nice ones around now!

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