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post #71 of 81 Old 11-11-2011, 04:19 AM
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Mmm yep. I thought I was going to have to either switch disciplines or give up the dream of owning a buckskin - I have big plans, and don't want to have to sell to move up the grades, and sadly very few QH types in my area have the scope to compete at the level I want to, in the disciplines I enjoy. Not to mention the small insignificant fact that QHs sell for $$$$$$$ in my area, and my budget was pretty low.

Aussie-land doesn't have the QH racing industry so although they are common they're nowhere NEAR as common as TB's and standardbreds.
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post #72 of 81 Old 11-11-2011, 07:58 AM
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Mmm yep. I thought I was going to have to either switch disciplines or give up the dream of owning a buckskin - I have big plans, and don't want to have to sell to move up the grades, and sadly very few QH types in my area have the scope to compete at the level I want to, in the disciplines I enjoy. Not to mention the small insignificant fact that QHs sell for $$$$$$$ in my area, and my budget was pretty low.

Aussie-land doesn't have the QH racing industry so although they are common they're nowhere NEAR as common as TB's and standardbreds.
Get a rescue, that's what I did! Sandie was $1,000. But she was a green broke broodmare when I got her, so I had to train her from square 1. It's been SO worth it to me though, and I've learned so much about training a horse while getting trained myself hehe!

Next year we're moving up to Beginner Novice level (max 2'7") in Eventing, so excited!!

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post #73 of 81 Old 11-11-2011, 08:18 AM
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mm the only reputable rescue locally doesn't like me. Even reputable places aren't immune to personal vendettas.

Edit; not that I did nothing to deserve it. I was a self-centred and stuck-up bitch when the lady who runs it knew me. My girl was $1000 too but with no issues caused by needing to be rescued. I personally don't think I would pay that much for a rescue that needed significant retraining but that's just me.
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post #74 of 81 Old 11-11-2011, 08:31 AM
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BEP - There are cream carrying TBs in Aus now. I know of one palomino foal born for sure this year and I think there might have been one or two other mares in foal to Glacial Gold. Wouldn't take much to get a buckskin TB...

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post #75 of 81 Old 11-11-2011, 08:37 AM
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Oh I know but they are still very rare and therefore fetch much higher prices than anything I can afford. Maybe one day when I have many $$$$$$ I will have one. Or maybe not. I'm not a huge fan of Thoroughbreds, at least not pure ones. Although I can tell you I would happily cross one out to a nice warmblood or maybe Satin's sire.
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post #76 of 81 Old 11-11-2011, 09:37 AM
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mm the only reputable rescue locally doesn't like me. Even reputable places aren't immune to personal vendettas.

Edit; not that I did nothing to deserve it. I was a self-centred and stuck-up bitch when the lady who runs it knew me. My girl was $1000 too but with no issues caused by needing to be rescued. I personally don't think I would pay that much for a rescue that needed significant retraining but that's just me.
I bought her for $1,000 from a very nice woman who was fostering her for the SPCA. She was asking $1,000 just for what she had paid into the mare's care for the year she had her and was rahabilitating her. But many rescues here ask for $500-$1,000 just to cover some of their costs so they can continue to run the rescues and save horses.

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post #77 of 81 Old 11-11-2011, 10:44 AM
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Buckskins are my heart.

The first pic is my 4 year old Paso Fino mare that we had to put down 2 months ago due to to a freak training injury.

The second is my new 2 year old gelding Quarter Horse.
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post #78 of 81 Old 11-12-2011, 05:00 AM
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HITS the only reputable rescue around here is the same, but a huge amount of the funds needed come out of donations or personally from the pockets of the foster carers. The thing is that many of their horses need extensive vet care and the time and money required to rehabilitate a horse that is in bad enough condition for them to get involved is a far sight more than the adoption fee. I suppose it is a cheap way to 'rescue' a horse to adopt from them but at the same time with the market the way it is, I could pick up a more valuable and undamaged horse for around the same cost - and it would be MINE. The rescue near us retains legal ownership so they can take the horse back if it's not being looked after correctly which of course is great but it worries me that I might put all this work into a horse and then suddenly "oh, you haven't wormed him, give him back" - because I don't keep my wormer tubes so of course I would have no proof that I had indeed been worming the horse regularly.

I'm not saying it's the case with every rescue but yeah, the whole adoption thing (it's yours but we still own it) bothers me. I won't lease a horse for the same reasons.

I am a MASSIVE pessimist though when it comes to horse people...
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post #79 of 81 Old 11-12-2011, 11:21 PM
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Wow! KYAngel, I have to say.....your guy is absolutely my favorite so far! Of course, I'm a gaited gal myself and I have a lovely natural gaited black mare that I have a feeling would make some very wonderful babies with your guy lol. Hint hint ;)
LOL! Kywalker, Mystery said to tell you that he's single and looking ! Have you thought about getting your mare registered through the Kentucky Natural Gaited Horse Association ? It's an open registry for gaited horses that meet our criteria and makes them eligilbe for all our shows as well. Even if she's registered with another association she can still qualify if her confo , temperment, size and gaits meet our requirements. I'm and inspector for them and a memeber of the board of directors as well. Feel free to contact me about booking a breeding if you're interested. He's thrown some amazing foals so far.

She never shook the stars from their appointed courses, but she loved a good man and rode good horses !
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post #80 of 81 Old 11-13-2011, 12:44 AM
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I haven't developed a favourite horse colour, but since my Sheena girl is a buckskin, it is my favourite colour at the moment :)
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