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    03-26-2009, 10:14 PM
  #1
Yearling
Another Option-- Untrained Filly

Many of you may have seen my other ad about "Mary". I think I will move on and find a different horse if possible... I need to save more money.

But, there is a few horses next to my school, and there is one horse in particular that is for sale.

She is a little Appaloosa X Quarter Horse Filly. 1 1/2 years old. She used to have abusive owners, so she was afraid of people for sometime... so I was told.. but now, she is super friendly and loves human attention. She seems to have gotten over her past and moved on to accepting a better life. She is dark brown/black with a beautiful white blaze, and little spots all over her bum.

Everyday at school, my friend and I go over to see them and give them treats.

She is $200...

Here is a little video.. she is the brown one :P also, she is not the first piccy that pops up.. lol the only piccy, video. I have of her


I was thinking I could train her with my friend.... but she is pretty far away from my house.. unless I board her somewhere... she has very beautiful conformation though..

Tell me what you think :)
     
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    03-26-2009, 11:35 PM
  #2
Yearling
I think it would be a very bad idea getting an untrained youngster for your first horse. Especially since you'd have to wait about a year or so to ride her anyway.
Honestly, I had the very same problem when I was 13.
What did I do? I went to the stable I took lessons at, started volunteering, and eventually got a job. (Yes, at 13!) I didn't make a lot, but I made something, and it was better then nothing.
SOOO many benefits came with working at a stable.
- cheap/free board
- can ride any horse
- can use all equipment
- spend more time with your horse
- get to go to auctions
- got to see MANY natural horsemanship clinics
- got lessons by many trainers
- met many wonderful horse people (vets, farriers, boarders, etc)

The list is endless. Try to work at that stable you take lessons at.
Maybe sometime they'll take you to an auction, or when you do have enough money to afford a horse they can take you to see it. Which is a big help because they can help you decide on weather or not the horse is right for you. Horses are going for $25 dollars at auctions right now. Just save up, have a little patience, and eventually you'll find the horse that's right for you. Don't feel like you have to rush.
     
    03-26-2009, 11:52 PM
  #3
Yearling
Actually this is my 2nd horse...

But, I am going to wait until I make more money and have like 2500 saved up.
Thanks again,
SOOOO MUCH!!!
     
    03-26-2009, 11:56 PM
  #4
Yearling
Oops, second horse then.

Great idea, with waiting to save up $2500!
     
    03-27-2009, 12:03 AM
  #5
Started
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Originally Posted by horseluver50    
Actually this is my 2nd horse...

But, I am going to wait until I make more money and have like 2500 saved up.
Thanks again,
SOOOO MUCH!!!
Your second horse? Your parents told you that you cannot get Mary but you want to anyway. You also want this untrained horse? Do you already own a horse?

How can you afford all these horses? Have you even broken a horse? Can you afford a trainer? And, what in the world would you do with an untrained baby who could quite possibly be bred? All sorts of alarms are ringing in my head.

Do you have good health insurance?


     
    03-27-2009, 12:19 AM
  #6
Yearling
What!?

I am not getting Mary OR this horse... I am waiting for the perfect horse to come along... what I meant, was I had a horse before, but I sold her... I can't afford all these horses cause im not getting them.. I have never broken a horse....

I AM NOT going to buy either of these horses. Sorry I even mentained it...
     
    03-27-2009, 08:10 AM
  #7
Showing
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Originally Posted by Joshie    
Do you have good health insurance?
Ha-ha-ha.... That's what I'm asking when people are begging me about getting on my horse(s). Sorry, it's somewhat OT, but just sounded really funny to me (I do agree with the statement though ).
     
    03-31-2009, 09:46 PM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by horseluver50    
Many of you may have seen my other ad about "Mary". I think I will move on and find a different horse if possible... I need to save more money.

But, there is a few horses next to my school, and there is one horse in particular that is for sale.

She is a little Appaloosa X Quarter Horse Filly. 1 1/2 years old. She used to have abusive owners, so she was afraid of people for sometime... so I was told.. but now, she is super friendly and loves human attention. She seems to have gotten over her past and moved on to accepting a better life. She is dark brown/black with a beautiful white blaze, and little spots all over her bum.

Everyday at school, my friend and I go over to see them and give them treats.

She is $200...

Here is a little video.. she is the brown one :P also, she is not the first piccy that pops up.. lol the only piccy, video. I have of her

YouTube - my colt being BAD!!!

I was thinking I could train her with my friend.... but she is pretty far away from my house.. unless I board her somewhere... she has very beautiful conformation though..

Tell me what you think :)
Hi - From personal experience I would say PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS HORSE! I bought a baby (five months old) and at ten months old ended up having to sell her for both our sakes. I have had a lot of riding (and even showing) experience but not with a baby (untrained horse). I wanted the special bonding experience with a baby. Well, I got that. We did very well together. I was able to do as much as you can with a baby--take her from never handled to as gentle as a 10-month-old can be! Totally in love with her! She seemed to like me too. Then reality started setting in... and I had to face the fact that I could really HURT her with my lack of training experience (of a totally untrained horse). Sure I could keep working with her on the ground, but eventually... I was VERY lucky to find a good home for her, because it wasn't realistic at all for me to think I could train this horse the way she deserved to be trained (by somebody who knew what they were doing!). Anyway, she went to her new home yesterday and my heart is totally broken. I SO wish I would have bought a horse I could ride right away. So, yes I may be biased, but I would not recommend to anybody buying a young untrained horse unless they totally know how to train them. Yes, you can have a special bonding experience but I wouldn't want anybody else to end up with a broken heart like I did once I faced reality.
     

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