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  • Receiving mustang filly from internet 2013
  • Mona jerome mustang rescue

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    05-19-2013, 06:36 AM
  #21
Weanling
So I have offers from people in CT to gentle and help start saddle training if I get one from the Internet adoption. Not sure if that is the route I will take, but I guess I would have to decide soon as bidding starts in 2 days!

Otherwise, I have heard mustang mares may not be very marish. If that's the case, NJ mustang makeover may be the solution.

I'm 5'8", so I'm hoping for a mustang at least 15hh.
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    05-19-2013, 07:22 AM
  #22
Trained
The ones I have seen from this years group of mares seem to be stocky and will take up a lot of leg that way......but close to that height.
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    05-19-2013, 07:46 AM
  #23
Yearling
Shipping is not as expensive as you would think if you found something in the western states. Try contracting Johnson Horse Transport in Pa. They do weekly trips out west and you can get cheap rates to fill their trailer if its close to their route back. We had goats shipped from Colorodo, yes I know its goats, but we used up two large box stalls on the semi that could have been used for horses and they only charged us $500.
     
    05-19-2013, 09:09 AM
  #24
Weanling
I would be nervous I would get the horse and it would be lame, or something you can't tell from pictures. How safe is it to buy sight unseen?
     
    05-19-2013, 09:38 AM
  #25
Weanling
My guy came through the WHIP (Wild Horse Inmate Program). Although I live here in Colorado, it may be a resource for you~ https://www.coloradoci.com/serviceproviders/whip/

Here's a transport company (also located here in Colorado) that I highly recommend. They ship anywhere in the US and have beautiful vans, cameras, scheduled horse hotel stops, etc.
Nation-Wide Horse Transportation, Inc: Equine Hauling

Good luck! With determination anything is possible :)
     
    05-19-2013, 12:00 PM
  #26
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Boo Walker    
My guy came through the WHIP (Wild Horse Inmate Program). Although I live here in Colorado, it may be a resource for you~ https://www.coloradoci.com/serviceproviders/whip/

Here's a transport company (also located here in Colorado) that I highly recommend. They ship anywhere in the US and have beautiful vans, cameras, scheduled horse hotel stops, etc.
Nation-Wide Horse Transportation, Inc: Equine Hauling

Good luck! With determination anything is possible :)
Thanks!!! I think for the WHIP program you need to be present to purchase a horse :( my favorite choice in yesterday's auction only went for $800! So cheap!
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    05-19-2013, 12:57 PM
  #27
Weanling
If you buy a horse sight unseen, you call a vet and have them do a lameness check. Although for you, it may be worth a trip to a different state to find one already broke. For around here, you can get a horse that trail rides, and is rather quiet for about $500. That is why I was so surprised that you were willing to pay thousands!

I think this was the link I meant to put earlier. Sorry about that!
Wild Horse and Burro Groups & Registries

What about these guys? I like Coal. He looks pretty!
Pet Search Results: Adoptable Mustang Horse Pets in Methuen, MA: Petfinder
Hopefully the link works, but if not search mustang with your area code.
     
    05-19-2013, 01:45 PM
  #28
Weanling
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Originally Posted by 4horses    
If you buy a horse sight unseen, you call a vet and have them do a lameness check. Although for you, it may be worth a trip to a different state to find one already broke. For around here, you can get a horse that trail rides, and is rather quiet for about $500. That is why I was so surprised that you were willing to pay thousands!

I think this was the link I meant to put earlier. Sorry about that!
Wild Horse and Burro Groups & Registries

What about these guys? I like Coal. He looks pretty!
Pet Search Results: Adoptable Mustang Horse Pets in Methuen, MA: Petfinder
Hopefully the link works, but if not search mustang with your area code.
I like Coal a lot, and I have been in contact with Mona Jerome from that rescue, but it's like any rescue where you don't truly own the horse- they still hold all rights and come and check on them unannounced while they are in your care. I plan on being a forever home and giving great care, but I feel like I can find something else. I don't know...
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    05-19-2013, 06:47 PM
  #29
Weanling
I got my mare several years ago via the Internet adoption for $125, and they shipped her from CA to OK for pick up at Paul's Valley. If you don't like the horse once you see it in person, you can generally choose another horse at that site (at least that is the option I was offered). I have been very happy with my Bella....and for the poster who suggested you ignore the requirements because "they probably don't actually check", DON'T. I did have my premises inspected, they weren't pretty, but they were solid and met requirements. As it turned out, it didn't make much difference; she jumped the 5 1/2 ft fence day three to be with the other horses. She was haltered and already pretty gentle, so I left her in the big pasture. She's now five and green broke, never has offered to buck.
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    05-19-2013, 06:51 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Bellasmom    
I got my mare several years ago via the Internet adoption for $125, and they shipped her from CA to OK for pick up at Paul's Valley. If you don't like the horse once you see it in person, you can generally choose another horse at that site (at least that is the option I was offered). I have been very happy with my Bella....and for the poster who suggested you ignore the requirements because "they probably don't actually check", DON'T. I did have my premises inspected, they weren't pretty, but they were solid and met requirements. As it turned out, it didn't make much difference; she jumped the 5 1/2 ft fence day three to be with the other horses. She was haltered and already pretty gentle, so I left her in the big pasture. She's now five and green broke, never has offered to buck.

I did have someone who was a TIP trainer offer to keep the horse at her place until it is gentled! I am just wondering if I would be getting in over my head, since I have never started a horse from scratch...
     

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