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post #1 of 20 Old 08-31-2012, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Should i or should i not?

So I have a 15' show saddle I don't use and decided to put it good ol craigslist for sale or trade. Well a lady replied back with a coming 5 month old solid bay appaloosa colt that she was going to sell but saw my ad and wants to trade me for it.

Now im horseless at the moment cause I had sold my mare due to us just not bonding much. Im a "gelding girl" as most would say and thought id try a mare... And didnt mesh well with her. I was going to look for a gelding or colt a little bit later in the year or possibly next year when tax refunds came. But...... I don't know if im just ga-ga over him or what, he seems too good to pass up. Should I, or should I not?
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post #2 of 20 Old 08-31-2012, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Forgot to mention his sire and dam are registered but she said he can't be since he's a solid non characteristic appaloosa. Does that sound right?
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post #3 of 20 Old 08-31-2012, 12:41 AM
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Solid appaloosa's can be registered...

Taken right from ApHC's site...
"Those not displaying a coat pattern or mottled skin and one other characteristic will be classified as non-characteristic (N/C)) and their registration numbers preceded by the letter "N.""

"Solid - refers to a horse which has a base color as is described above pages but no contrasting color in the form of an Appaloosa coat pattern. This horse will need mottled skin and one other characteristic to receive regular papers."

They can't receive regular papers, but they CAN receive papers nonetheless.

How much are you asking for the saddle? If it's $400 or less, I'd say it's an okay trade. But if your asking $1200 for the saddle, that is not a good trade IMO. Yes he's an okay looking colt, but non-registered colts are a dime a dozen. He wouldn't be worth the trade, unless you really want the colt. Afterall, a horse is only worth what someone will pay for it.

BTW: Is the black the dam? If that's the case, she's solid but has papers? But the colt can't be registered because he's solid? I don't want to assume, but I also don't like liars and wouldn't do any business with anyone caught in a lie.
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post #4 of 20 Old 08-31-2012, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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This is why I ask for advice. You have a good point. Im going to ask her tomorrow why he's "non registerable with the ApCH club" and see what she says. She has a website of his sire and dam ill post the link. www.Stricklandstables.com
Dam - AwesomesMysticMarker (Mystic), Sire is Coolsification (Woody)
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The dam is the solid black, and she is registered N-#### so that's ridiclious. Maybe she meant he can get 'regular' papers? Sire is also solid and is registered N-####...

Its Stricklind Stables – Leopard Appaloosas I had to google it.
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post #6 of 20 Old 08-31-2012, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry about that I fell asleep. Lol
But yeah that's the site. And my saddle is only worth about 400 bucks.. that's why I figured it was a good deal.
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He appears to be a decent enough colt for a $400 trade. And he can be registered as long as sire and dam are, so that's not an excuse she can use. She'll just have to sign some papers which is easy since she owns sire and dam.
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post #8 of 20 Old 08-31-2012, 04:08 PM
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Sorry, just had to say his butt looks cute in the last picture... I think it sounds like a fair deal, if you are wanting one and really like him. The only thing about him to me is his pasterns look a bit upright but since he is young I don't think it's a issue really, one of those who knows kind of things... I would look into if really can be registered or not and go from there. Good luck to you and keep us updated!
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I love his face! If your saddle is only worth about $400, I would say go for it (once you straighten out the papers issue). I like most of his angles, but he is kind of posty behind (I think that's kind of an Appy thing though).

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post #10 of 20 Old 08-31-2012, 04:13 PM
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I really like his dam didn't see the sire yet though.
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