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post #1 of 13 Old 03-26-2009, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Amazing Coincidence!!

Wow, i'm really amazed right now, lol... I was looking back through old threads I started, and there was a filly I had been thinking of buying. Looking at her picture, it struck me again how much I had liked her, and I kind of wish I had bought her. So i clicked on the link to her add, thinking it would probably be expired... And lo and behold! It took me to her CURRENT ad in horsedeals! She is up for sale again, $500 cheaper, in the latest edition of horsedeals that came out this week!

Soooo... Of course now I want her again! My situation is this. I have one pony, Wildey, who I don't ride anymore but is ridden by various friends. My riding horse is an ASH that I recently bought and am campaigning toward resale in a year or two. My focus with him now is getting him to as many shows/campdrafts etc I can to give him good experience and build up his credentials.

I have about $4,500 in the bank as savings. I was planning on getting a custom made stock saddle from a local saddler for about $3,800. IF I decided to get this filly, I would have to put my saddle plans on hold and borrow a stock saddle for shows, which could be a pain. I would let her spell/work on groundowkr, basics etc for a year (she is two) while she matures, and while I campaign Bundy. She is located about two hours drive from me, so we could go and have a look before deciding. They are asking $2,000, but hopefully that would be negotiable. Not sure if she is registerable, but get the feeling she may be as a QH. She is an Exceptionist daughter.

My problems... I wouldn't be handling her in large amounts. Once or twice a week, and sometimes I could pony her up to PC with me and she could spend the day out and about, seeing new things. I instruct at PC so could bring her with me to look at jumps, work on elading and standing, etc. As well as the occasional ponied trail ride. But it still wouldn't be a lot, though she would see my dad daily and get a pat/scratch. This is due to the fact that I will be actively campaiging Bundy, so most of my time at the farm will be toward riding him. Also, I do have a bf, and don't want to spend everynight at the horses, as I already spend every weekend with them, (not that it worries me, but I don't think he would be too keen :p)

The reason i'm even thinking about is that I just really like this horse. Something about her... And I could have her on a backburner (so to speak) while I work on Bundy, and by the time I sell Bundy she will be at a good age to start. I have also been thinking about buying a young horse to start when I sell Bundy.

So without further ado, this is Jade:

This is an old photo, the same one used in her original ad a year ago, so hopefully she has matured a bit and is not so downhill. I do notice somehting funny about her chest, it sticks out a lot, but this is the only photo I have so I'm not sure...

So everyone, i'm looking for critique on her, (from the one picture, I know!) and critique on the decision yay/nay. Lend me your opinions :]

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-26-2009, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Oops, forgot her ad: "Exceptionist Filly"

Also, I know colour is the last thing you look at when buying, But gosh do I lover hers! So unique!

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Oops, also just noticed she is registered.

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Found her on the AAA studbook, I think. Here's the link: BARVEE EXCEPTIONAL DREAM

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post #5 of 13 Old 03-26-2009, 05:59 AM
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She Does look Cute. :)
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-26-2009, 06:36 AM
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Wow, she is absoloutly gorgeous!
It looks like there is a bump where her back ends and her butt starts.

Hooves look very short

AND, downhill quite a bit
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post #7 of 13 Old 03-26-2009, 02:42 PM
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omg i love her too - i am a sucker for cool coloring :)

Go see her, get a feel of her and you will know if you can or can't live without her once you spend some time with her ... don't over think too much, but if you love her and have the money then do it! :)

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I love her color, she is gorgeous. If the pic was taken when she was 2, she may have evened out some more since then. You might want to request some current confo pix. Other than that, her neck ties in a little bit high (it would be harder to teach her to carry her head down), her legs seem to be nice and straight but her pasterns are pretty upright that may result in rough gaits, and her feet just seem really odd like they are too small for her body. I think the bump on her back may be a slight roach back. You could definitely do worse as far as horses go. She seems like she would be a good investment for after you sell Bundy. I love her big butt, she would probably make a pretty good roping horse and her back is pretty short so that is a good thing for campdrafting.......................that is kinda like the working cow horse and cutting classes here in the us, right?

BTW, vet check of course. ;p
Let us know what you decide, she is a cutie.

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Aside from the feet, I like her a lot.
I don't know if she's worth 2k though so hopefully if you like her you can talk them down
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Well I see you've weighed the pro's and con's. Are you sure that you're going to be selling this other horse? What if you decide to keep him in a year?

Its hard to say, you're heart says want, and you're mind says no.. But perhaps you're right to think about how much time you want to spend and stuff with the horses. Maybe it would be a good idea to wait, you never know how busy you're life can get next year. I also think it depends what kind of horse she is. Is she one that needs to be worked with everyday or can she sit for a while and still remember everything u've done with her? Of course since you don't have her yet you might not know but maybe ask the person that has her.

Another reason that might be good to wait is that the money u make off of selling the horse next year you have now could be enough to buy another horse. I'd tell the people that own her that you're interested but not sure and u'd like to know more about her before you go any further. I'd talk to you're bf too, cause he may want to be a part of the decision.
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