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    06-24-2009, 03:24 PM
appy, possible buy

I have never been all that fond of appys, not so much there temperament just didnt like the appy look. But I really like this filly! She's 5 years old. Here is the info I got from e-mail and there web site. Please let me know what you think! They want $1,000 for her.

Nice, athletic 5 yo filly, trained and ready for finishing. She has solid W/T/C and leg yields. She bathes, trims and clips. She has been shown numerous times and has many trail miles on her.

Our newest addition is another incredible filly sired by Richwood and out of our good mare Josey Girl! Like her full sister before her, she has her sire's build with that great shoulder, super correct legs and a gorgeous head. Princess is 10 HH at one week, consistant with her sister F1F Richwood's Jewel. Her snow cap coloring gives her a 100% color production future when bred to the proper stallion. Her regal bearing along with her sweet demeanor garnered her the name of Princess. She is true royalty!

Princess is now 2 years old. She is a very elegant filly, with full sweepy strides. She is 15 HH at the moment and should grow some more this coming summer. She lunges, loads, has been shown, bathes, trims, clips, leads and stands tied. (04/06)

Princess is currently standing close to 15.2 HH, she is coming three this spring and will be started under saddle this coming summer. Like her sister before her, I expect she will be an easy one to get started. She has plenty of potention to be in the Dressage arena or take the H/J route. Call or email us for more information or just come meet her yourself! (01/07)

Pictures (most are old)

and some video's they had on there web site. From 2008 ded ded

her sire:

and dam:

thank for your help guys!! Im going to see her on saterday and will try to get some pictures of her.
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    06-24-2009, 04:29 PM
I'm not a big fan of appys because of the build and actually color, but I think this one is really nice. She doesn't look like the "foundation" appy (whatever the right term for that is), but more like appendix. I think she worth a look!
    06-24-2009, 05:42 PM
I really like her.
However, this statement--

""Her snow cap coloring gives her a 100% color production future""

Is not accurate. First off, "true" snow caps do not have many if any spots in their blankets-- in the older photos of her, you can see many spots over her hips. Secondly, her sire is a Thoroughbred-- "true" snowcaps have two colored Appaloosa parents-- that's how they get to be homozygous for color-- they inherit a color gene from each parent.

But seriously, I think she has a lot going for her, and I like her. The mis-identifying color/pattern thing is just a pet peeve of mine, being an Appaloosa person.
She would be a fun prospect. Good luck!
    06-24-2009, 05:44 PM
Worth looking at, but by all means, if you're going to event with her, please, PLEASE examine her feet closely! Being a young horse, her feet are still in the developmental stages, and looking at her strides in the pictures, you can tell she lands toe first. Make sure that her toes are rounded ( on the edge instead of < . It affects her breakover, and she will not perform correctly or as well as she could if her feet are done properly. Make sure she has a good tall heel too, that her frog goes 3/4 way across the bottom of her foot. Any less means her toes have been too long, any more she's too upright, and her legs weren't built for H/J or speed events.

Her head carriage is a little high for my taste, and she also has a long hip. Long hips with a short back can lead to overreaching, so watch her canter and gallop, make sure that she doesn't clack her back toes on her front heels.

Be sure to pull her away from her pasturemates, to where she can't see them, and see how she reacts. If she gets fussy, see how hard it is for you to keep her attention.

Also, before you leave home, put a plastic grocery bag in your back pocket. When you are picking up her feet and fooling with her, make her look at you and whip the bag out, shaking it loudly. Watch her response and the white in her eyes. If she still eyes you when you put the bag away, she's a nervous horse, and one that will need a lot of seasoning.

I bought a 5yr old Off Track Thoroughbred, dead broke, patterned on barrels, registered with three bars on his papers for $250. Keep that in mind, and be sure to offer less than what they're asking to see if they'll come down. The bottom has fallen out of the horse market, and for $1000 at an auction you could have a REALLY NICE horse that's seen it all.

GOOD LUCK!!! Just wanted to offer up some tips to keep in mind when you look...

Hope this helps!
    06-24-2009, 05:53 PM
Originally Posted by westonsma    
Also, before you leave home, put a plastic grocery bag in your back pocket. When you are picking up her feet and fooling with her, make her look at you and whip the bag out, shaking it loudly. Watch her response and the white in her eyes. If she still eyes you when you put the bag away, she's a nervous horse, and one that will need a lot of seasoning.
If someone did that to my horse for sale I would be very upset, I wouldn't want her to become traumatized about plastic bags. Besides, even the most quiet five year old isn't going to like someone suddenly snapping a plastic bag at them!
    06-24-2009, 09:07 PM
>>>> Watch her response and the white in her eyes.

Being appaloosa-colored, it is possible that the whites of her eyes will show ALL the time-- its an Appaloosa color/characteristic trait to have white sclera surrounding the colored iris of the eye, and some Appaloosas have very prominent white sclera and always look a little "surprised" don' be alarmed by it.
    06-25-2009, 01:01 AM
Shes cute, and I think worth a look. 8)
    06-25-2009, 03:09 PM
Oh my lord, that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard! The whole thing about the plastic bag.
First of all, this horse doesn't know her and second of all, I think any horse would be slightly afriad if not quite spooked by a plastic bag whipping out around their feet. That is a stupid idea.
    06-25-2009, 04:42 PM
I think she is worth it, for certain. I don't like the appys either but she aint bad, especially for the price. DO NOT DO THE PLASTIC BAG THING!! That is somethign you do if you BUY the horse, not to someones horse you don't even know, that is asking for trouble. She is nice I would take her.
    06-26-2009, 02:42 AM
Thanks guys!!! I would NEVER EVER do anything like that to someone else's horse... I know if I was a horse and someone I didnt know started shaking a bag at me I would freak out, I do plan on taking her for a trail ride if they will let me. Now if she's like OMG at every little thing we see then I wont get her. I don't mind a horse that spooks at some things as long as they don't bolt and are willing to walk up an sniff it and get over it. If I was a horse owner and some pulled out a bag and did that to my horse I would be pissed, plus I know he would flip out (he was abused). I think im going to have her send me some more pictures before I go look at her, the pictures she sent are all over 2 years old and with such a young horse stuff can change. She's 2 hours away so I don't want to waste the gas unless I know pretty much for sure.

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