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post #21 of 40 Old 03-04-2014, 08:22 PM
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Looks like it would be worth the time very nice looking would ask for better more squared up pictures to really judge not worth $400... I got $300 for a 4 year old quarter horse mare that was broke but still green..
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post #22 of 40 Old 03-04-2014, 09:20 PM
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Here's why I said offer them $150 and no more: It's going to cost BIG TIME to register him. There was an amnesty, but I think it's over now.

Any breeder who can't afford to register a half arab foal isn't worth the powder and a lead it'd take to blow them to Kingdom Come.


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Date of birth to 6 months$35.00 $60.00

6 months to 12 months$50.00 $75.00

12 months to 24 months$65.00 $90.00

After 24 months (Non-refundable)$200.00 $225.00

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post #23 of 40 Old 03-05-2014, 12:38 AM
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why is it important to register him? maybe the OP doesn't care about registering him.
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post #24 of 40 Old 03-05-2014, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ILoveMyThoroughbredSmokey View Post
why is it important to register him? maybe the OP doesn't care about registering him.
They are saying the horse can be registered and that they have the paperwork. They are asking $400 for an unbroken, unregistered horse that could be bought by the lb at any auction. Before the OP goes out and pays a bunch of money thinking it won't be expensive to register this horse, he/she needs to know that it will cost over $200 if they choose to do it.

I'm not even going to get into WHY they should register, I've already my feelings very clear on the subject of a breeder who doesn't register what they've bred. It's like taking away your passport or your birth certificate.

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post #25 of 40 Old 03-05-2014, 10:26 AM
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I rather think that any breeder that cares a bit about what happens to their horses would register them, no? Being registered does help a horse get sold and so may lead to a safe landing place. If registered, they can compete in breed shows which will further increase their value and may keep them farther away from the auction ring.

I've got no experience in it; just seems logical. Anyway, the horse is cute but I'd definitely want to see him handled, groomed, feet inspected and tacked if they're claiming he was started.
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post #26 of 40 Old 03-05-2014, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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I was suppose to see him yesterday but his seller flaked out so hopefully later on this week I will get to see him. I am walking into this wary and will look at him logically but if he NEEDS to be rescued I will do that. I really want a horse that isn't a rescue this time I want to bond with my new horse and go places with him. I do prefer that he or she would be registered in the slim chance I would want to show him I have that option. I think its strange to ask 3k for a horse that doesn't come registered since he came from a AHA breeder. I wasn't aware of the higher price to register him so I will take that into consideration I would want to register him if he can be. I don't care about his QH side mostly interested in his Arabian.
He does have a bit of a odd neck I think. He looks thinner now or less in shape or something compared to his old photo. I do want a horse that I can catch and wants to be with people ie me. If he isn't like that I will likely say no. I do plan to bring out my saddle and just see his reaction mess with his head feet etc
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post #27 of 40 Old 03-05-2014, 09:19 PM
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Subbing - I would like to see how your visit turns out - good luck!!! If you decide to get him - do yourself a favor and get him vetted out.. I burned myself big time - getting a "cheap" show prospect last summer... gorgeous horse.. nothing wrong with him when I went to see him 2 x, skipped vet exam because I thought he was going to be OK, 5 weeks later and $1500 buck down the drain for gelding him and Xrays cause his hocks got swollen up out of the blue.. was very lucky to find him a good home for symbolic $1 and gas money to drop him off.. all he can do is be shown in hand and very easy ride here and there - OCD in both hocks... got him cheap alright.. :(
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post #28 of 40 Old 03-15-2014, 11:52 PM
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Any update?
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post #29 of 40 Old 04-02-2014, 11:38 PM
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I actually bought this horse from the seller in New Mexico last week. I bought with my heart and not my head I paid the full $400 which she was claiming was an adoption fee but he was more of a rescue. I bought him because he looks like he could be the son of my quarab palomino mare that passed in 2005 and we'll because this horse really needed someone to help him. The seller was indeed a little flaky she claimed she was not just trying to sell him to anybody to turn a profit I just know he was in the herd of five other horses and was the second to the last in the pecking order.

Unfortunately I was not able to get a vet out there at the time of purchase for a check. He's in need of a lot of love and his feet are in deplorable condition. I'm having a farrier come out this week to work on his feet, i'm hoping that the damage can be undone. He has a thick winter coat and looks nothing like the pictures online. I received the paperwork to register him and I'm hoping there's nothing seriously wrong with him.

The seller claims she received him for $480 from a breeder with over 90 horses on her ranch that she cannot afford. She was just breeding for profit.
He's not broke to ride at all but he ties and loaded onto the trailer excellently he also lifts all his feet for the Ferrier and has basic halter cues down. He is an absolute sweetheart, he followed everyone around like a puppy and even let my daughter walk up to him without being spooky.

They told me they thought he was six years old upon looking at the paperwork he's not even 5. He's very malnourished with very little muscle tone and a very narrow chest and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that with basic care and groceries he will fill out nicely.

Here's a picture I took of him last weekend as you can see he needs lots of work any comments would be appreciated since I haven't had a horse in almost a decade.
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post #30 of 40 Old 04-02-2014, 11:56 PM
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he does not look Arabian , at all. To me, he looks more like a gaited horse of some type.
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