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        06-27-2010, 09:16 PM
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    Look what fell into my lap yesterday

    I've been looking for a blue roan mare for a long, long time. But each time I found one..it wasn't the right one. I didn't want to settle on something I would regret later. (I've seen some blue roans with bad feet, one with bad knees and one with some undesirable pasterns.)

    Alot of stuff happened to fall into place yesterday. It honestly is amazing how it all happened and if one thing had been missing then I would have missed this little gem.

    Yesterday was the local horse auction. I go to "window shop" plus I was hoping to find a small decent pony for my son to ride this summer. While I was there (had been for hours) and looking around and watching what came through the ring, a friend of mine called me. He had been at the auction earlier but left for an errand. He had seen a buckskin colt go through and wanted to see if I could find who bought him and see if they would part with him while my friend makes his way back to the auction. I find the guy, (horse buyer) and he's willing to sell.

    So when my friend gets back to the auction, we head out back to take another look at him and see if he's worth the extra $50 the buyer wants to make on the deal. After looking at him, my friend wants to show me a couple of other horses that he's interested in (had seen online and was told they would be at the auction that day.) One of the other horses we look at is this GORGEOUS bay roan gelding.

    But anyways...let me jump ahead. I leave my friend looking at this bay roan gelding and talking to the owner, while I meet someone who called about a saddle I had for sell. I honestly thought that 1. The person who called about the saddle wouldn't show up or 2. They would decide not to buy it.

    I end up waiting and waiting...and finally my fiance and I decide to run back to my friend looking at the bay roan gelding. (He thinks he knows the person selling the bay roan gelding) As I head to my friend, out of the corner of my eye I see a blue roan who hadn't been there the hours previously. I walk over and I'm loving her. She seemed to have decent conformation, she was a filly, and a yearling. She seems exactly what I was looking for.

    I get a call from the person I'm suppose to meet and I run back outside and find out that they didn't even want to really look at the saddle..they handed me the cash and tossed the saddle in their car and left. So here I'm holding a nice amount of cash in my hand.

    I run back to see the blue roan in the back. She's still there. I get a chance to talk to the owners. They're hoping she'll go to a nice home, while they're telling me about all the work they've done with her. She has decent ground manners and seems to be handled like I do my own yearlings. I ask how much they are hoping to get in the ring for her and the gal says "$200". I told her if she would no sale her, I'd give them $200 on the spot. They said sure. (I did later offer them twice to send her through the ring so I could buy her there..that I thought they could get more $$ for her than $200. The bay roan gelding 2 yr old (my friend had been looking at) had gone for over $560. They chose not to..instead wanting to sell to me. So they no-sale her and write up a bill of sale to me...and I pay them with some of the saddle $$ I had.

    So..what I know. She leads, ties, loads, picks up all 4 feet, doesn't spook easily and seems to respect my space. Her feet are decent ..but could still use a trim. She's a bit butt high and toes out in the back just a bit..but overall..seems like a decent little (guessing 13.1-13.2 already) filly (correct me if I'm wrong). I'm really excited about her.

    And before I even got her home, I have/had the chance to sell her. A gentleman from the sale offered me $400 for her. I have til mid week to decide if I want to keep her..or sell her to this guy.

    Here are a couple of photos of her. What do you think?





    She's a blue roan quarter horse filly. She's not papered. I'm told her her dam is Wrangers Doc and her sire is Blue Quincy Doc (hoping I got that right.) Hoping to look them up and check out their background. (Anyone know anything regarding those lines?) Think that's about all the info I know. Other than I don't have a name for her yet and am willing to take suggestions.

    LOL..sorry so long.
         
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        06-27-2010, 09:23 PM
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    Green Broke
    Awww she's a cutie :]
    Im no good for critique tho haha
    Good luck with her she's adorable
         
        06-27-2010, 09:29 PM
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    Showing
    Hold onto her. I wouldn't be selling her, you've got yourself a good looking horse! I would hold onto her and keep her. She is a little on the bum high end of things, but with her age that should level out quite a bit, hopefully enough to not make her to downhill-but even with that, she is gorgeous! Is she registerable(sounds like you can). What would be your plans with her? If you can paper her and keep her a ranch prospect or whatever it is you want to do, she's absolutely gorgeous.

    Keep her.
         
        06-27-2010, 09:33 PM
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    My plans: I would break/train her next year and either keep her if she'll work well on our farm/ranch and as a trail horse or I could sell her after she's broke. I'm leaning towards keeping her alot. I really am loving her look. Just wanted to toss her up here in case I've missed something.

    The folks that sold her to me didn't have papers? They were also not the folks that bred/raised her. Is there a way to get papers without knowing who bred her?
         
        06-27-2010, 09:35 PM
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    Trained
    Keep her.

    She is a stunner - And looks very 'together' - Much more so than lots her age. I think she will grow into an awesome mare.

    I wish you could pick up such nice youngstock that cheap here in Aus! I would love to have her in my paddock, especially for $200!
         
        06-27-2010, 10:04 PM
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    Originally Posted by wild_spot    
    Keep her.

    She is a stunner - And looks very 'together' - Much more so than lots her age. I think she will grow into an awesome mare.

    I wish you could pick up such nice youngstock that cheap here in Aus! I would love to have her in my paddock, especially for $200!
    Thank you WS. I definitely value your opinion. I'm not the best on conformation, so it's nice to hear that I didn't go wrong with this little one. Hmm..maybe I should have posted this in the critique section??

    I think if she had actually gone through the auction, she would have brought $400+ which would have been out of my price range right now.

    She's even better looking (to me) since I got her home.
         
        06-27-2010, 10:20 PM
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    Originally Posted by Plains Drifter    
    The folks that sold her to me didn't have papers? They were also not the folks that bred/raised her. Is there a way to get papers without knowing who bred her?
    Since she is a QH, you could get a DNA kit from the AQHA and have her bloodlines traced. I think the test is $35. That might be a start. I don't know if you get papers for her that way or not.

    Also if you know the number of the people who sold her to you, you could do a backtrack of her owners to find the people who have her papers. It is a lot work though.

    BEAUTIFUL filly. I would keep her if you have been looking for a blue roan forever.
         
        06-27-2010, 10:21 PM
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    It's hard to critique a yearling since most their flaws either change as they grow or they altogether grow out of them but she is definetly a looker! I'd hold onto her big time! I would have to say fate brought you two together and you found exactly what you were looking for, good luck and keep us all updated on her!

    As far as papers go, if you aren't going to be breeding her they really don't matter so I wouldn't worry about it too much at all.
         
        06-27-2010, 10:34 PM
      #9
    Showing
    The high butt is typical of growing spurts so nothing to worry about. I like her overall look, she is nicely balanced, her back is just right, a real nice slope to her shoulders, and a nice eye - love her color too.

    I think if you know her exact breeding, you may be able to reconstruct her pedigree and with a DNA, it may be possible to get her papers. In any case I think you did well for $200. Unfortunately, for me, I might not resist a 100% profit in such a short time - but then I might be kicking myself for selling a horse that I'd been looking for .
         
        06-27-2010, 10:45 PM
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    Showing
    Lovely well put-together filly - definitely a find for $200... congrats!! That is so exciting when things just line themselves up!! The only thing I see that I'm not a huge fan of is her neck attachment -- but that is coming from a dressage rider, and I've been told that an upright neck is, in fact, NOT desirable in some sports - imagine my surprise! Lol!
    Enjoy her, she looks like she's going to be really nice.
         

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