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        06-26-2009, 02:16 PM
      #11
    Showing
    Oh dear lord - RE: the PLASTIC BAG - if a potential buyer did that to my horse, I would promptly escort them off my property. There are much, MUCH better ways to test a horse's nervousness. Especially a young horse. Good way to scare the pants off them though.
    Most horses will react to a person violently whipping out a plastic bag and shaking it at the horse; I know mine would, and he's pretty calm!
    If someone pulled out a plastic bag and started shaking it at me if I was unsuspecting, I'm sure my own poor heart would almost fail!

    Regarding the horse itself - SUPER cute. I really like her build and the color is just extra. I normally don't like Appys too much, but she is stunning. I would really like to see more recent pictures.
         
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        06-26-2009, 02:33 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I'm with you JDI. If someone did that plastic bag thing to my horse, I would not let them come back. One of my horses is deathly afraid of plastic bags and smoke (the 17 yo OTTB). We tried to desensitize her to the plastic bag (not the smoke, as it is pretty natural for horses to be afraid of it!) and if you would come near her with the thing, she would try to jump out of the arena. She was THAT afraid. So we just forgot about it and there is rarely an occasion where she has to be exposed to one full on. Shavings bags don't seem to be a problem though *shrugs*

    I think she's worth a look, personally. I'm not much for Appys but she is really cute! I would like to see more recent pics where she isn't growing still.
         
        07-01-2009, 10:52 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    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.
    PLEASE don't do this!

    One of the appy traits is having white sclera around their eyes, and some appaloosas have a bit larger sclera than others, so "the white" in their eyes is really just that. My own gelding gives me what I call "the hairy eyeball" sometimes when something new has caught his attention and he's not so sure about it. I would not appreciate someone doing this to my horse!
         
        07-01-2009, 10:58 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    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.
    WTH?? That has to be one of the most ridiculous things I've read on this forum. The horse doesn't know her and has no trust/bond with her to look to her to make sure that plastic bag isn't going to kill her. That's very irresponsible.

    Almost any horse is will freak out when you pull that kind of stunt.
         
        07-03-2009, 01:20 PM
      #15
    Foal
    So have you been out to look at this lovely girl yet?
         
        07-05-2009, 01:36 AM
      #16
    Foal
    Most definitely worth a look!
         
        07-05-2009, 01:43 AM
      #17
    Foal
    I just read the plastic bag thing. I wouldn't do it to a horse you don't know at all. But, it training I use it. It helps them be more alert when riding (that what you want when you ride saddleseat, if for the horse look like he's alert.) It also helps with there fear. Some people cheat in the show ring and have someone shake a bag around.....

    But for a new horse you don't know at all, not a good idea at all.
         
        07-05-2009, 02:44 AM
      #18
    Foal
    I think she is darling, I love her coloring and her movement. Let us know how it goes!
         
        07-05-2009, 06:24 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    Thats a cute filly that you would like. I'm not a big fan of appy's, but she's got a nice coat
         
        07-06-2009, 12:45 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Her owners wouldn't send me new pictures of her (dont know why) and she's to far away for me to just drive out and see her without looking at new pics first. So I decided to keep looking.
         

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