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post #11 of 43 Old 09-24-2008, 03:05 PM
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If your planning on getting a vet check done, then it could be a great deal. I don't really like the way she looks in her front legs, but a vet could answer your questions about her and if it is a bad fault. If its just flat work,and the mare looks and feels sound after a nice workout, I'd go for it.
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post #12 of 43 Old 09-24-2008, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE-

The woman who owns her emailed me this...

I had a girl get on her yesterday that didn't know how to ride at all. My mare was wonderful and she responds very well. I had someone evaluate her and they said she would make a great beginner or 4-H horse. I will try to send a video over the phone.

Do you guys think she's worth seeing? She's only an hour or so from me and the woman said id be able to do a trial on her.
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post #13 of 43 Old 09-24-2008, 03:58 PM
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As everyone has said, she's thin. Her coat is a little dull and she's really not very muscled... But OH MAN IS SHE going to SHINE??? With proper care and nutrition, I think she'll be gorgeous. I'm curious about the snort thing, but there are alot of horses that kind of look at things for a minute before they decide they are harmless. I definitely think she's worth a look see. If she's as "beginner safe" as they are saying, she will really be something to look at next spring.

As for her legs and toes, I'd take those comments into consideration and maybe even get the $100 vet check, you know the one, where they say: she's healthy today and these are the possible concerns.... You definitely want to know what you are getting into but...wow, she could really be something pretty....

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As everyone has said, she's thin. Her coat is a little dull and she's really not very muscled... But OH MAN IS SHE going to SHINE??? With proper care and nutrition, I think she'll be gorgeous. I'm curious about the snort thing, but there are alot of horses that kind of look at things for a minute before they decide they are harmless. I definitely think she's worth a look see. If she's as "beginner safe" as they are saying, she will really be something to look at next spring.

As for her legs and toes, I'd take those comments into consideration and maybe even get the $100 vet check, you know the one, where they say: she's healthy today and these are the possible concerns.... You definitely want to know what you are getting into but...wow, she could really be something pretty....
do you think she could make a good western horse?
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post #15 of 43 Old 09-24-2008, 06:29 PM
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I like her... yes she needs muscle development and more weight, but like farmpony said, she's going to shine with the right nutrition and care :) I agree with taking a look at her, and if you're interested in her, get a vet check... she does look offset in the knee, but if she's sound and you're not looking for your next show horse here, then you can't pass up a horse that's quiet - they're worth their weight in gold!

Kansas Twister - you say about its these people who everyone needs to stay away from... yes she sounds almost desperate to sell, but what about the actual horse? It's a nice looking mare, and if she's needing a new home for her, it's best that she goes to a lovely place, rather than making the owner so desperate she turns to horrible situations... I always put the thought of the horse first, and if I was really interested in the animal, I'd still go and visit even if the owner seemed to say things that made me wary. It's not the mare's fault that her owner has decided to represent her in this manner, and she may have a really geniune reason for it.

Don't judge by the front cover is all I'm saying Ginger. It may seem a bit odd, but if you like the mare I say go take a look at her.


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post #16 of 43 Old 09-24-2008, 06:50 PM
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Ginger, Where are you located. If you don't want to spill here that's ok.. You can PM me.

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post #17 of 43 Old 09-24-2008, 09:45 PM
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Just so you know there is a possibility that the horse will speed up when she reaches a proper weight and starts feeling better... It happened to me and my horse.
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post #18 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 12:43 AM
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so chelle she should buy the horse bause it needs to saved from it's owner?... what if it's not the horse that gingerr wants in the end?, in all my years I have never bought a horse from a pushy owner, i've always walked away, didn't matter what kind of case it was.....gingerrr...brad pailsey wrote a great sine called online....she looks like she would be a great ( she'll be a eye catcher when all better) but just remember she could be a online horse,just remember how much trouble you had with ginger after you turned her around....
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post #19 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 06:43 AM
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I agree with Superman. I once worked with 10 yo gelding, very underweight one, who was just a little spooky at things... After I brought him up in weight and muscles (took 4-5 months) he started to be SPOOKY plus reared like crazy (sent a person to the EM). Being thin means almost for sure horse will be calm and nice to ride: they just don't have energy for anything else.

On other side she's already 16, so should be calm down by her age as well.

Personally I don't like her front legs and as said the pushy sellers are not the best sellers to go with.
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post #20 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 10:31 AM
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She would deffinitly be beautiful if she were to gain weight and muscle. It is hard to critique a horse you can't tell what it looks like when its so underweight. I also had a horse that I rescued that was very calm ( he was underweight ) and was in a lot of pain due to this and once he was back up to weight he was a stinker, sence he was no longer in pain and hungry he was not listening as well. So that is something to think about... I would buy the horse just becuase I would want him off that property.... I tend to buy every sick horse I see have to save them one horse at a time

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