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post #21 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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now you guys make me worry! ginger was thin, looked depressed, and was as quiet as a mouse....that was then, once she gained weight....WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY

i just don't want that to happen with this horse!

if i do like the looks of her when i go see her im going to do a trial on her for at least a month to see if anything changes. how does that sound?

the lady offered to sell her to me for $500 including tack.
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post #22 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 02:37 PM
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As long as the woman is open to the trial then do it. Other owners are not open to trials, so just remember that.
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post #23 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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As long as the woman is open to the trial then do it. Other owners are not open to trials, so just remember that.
i talked to her about it and she said shed be willing to do it.
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post #24 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 02:40 PM
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I would definitely take the horse for a month if the owner is willing to and you are interested. She looks like a sweet mare, but there are some owners that will underfeed their horses to keep them sane enough to sell...
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post #25 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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another email i got back tonight...is it bad that shes had "minor colic"?

TB are usually on the thinner sleeker side. The vet said her weight was fine. She's been like that and we have upped her grain and added some fatteners to see if she would gain more weight and she has maintained that weight for a long time. She does not have any health problems as far as the vet has told us. The other reason is she lacks muscle because she hasn't been doing an awful lot in terms on riding. This girl Emily has been riding her since I can't and we are trying to work bakc her muscle. She doesn't have any problem carrying a rider and is at a healthy weight. If you noticed, she does have a heigher wither and that can make her look more skinny as well. I will do a month trial, its not a problem. But that would require you buying her grain and what not. She did colic once while we had her but it was nothing major. She just groaned a little and we worked it out of her. The vet didn't even have to come check her. It was a minor case and colic can be caused by anything like food, grass, treats, it all depends on what upset her stomach and as you know horses can't vomit so it stays in thier stomach. She is a mare so she does have a tendency to act a little marish towards gelding. Nothing serious and she's not mean towads people. She has not been lame. Her feet actually just got done by the ferrier not to long ago. She does not have thrush or any type of germicide with her hooves. She is very easy to pick up her feet. You ask and she does it. She is about 16 hands high. She does jump but we have only tried her on cross rails and little oxers. She is a little quick to jump or rather she likes to leap over the jump but has no issues with them. She does w/t/c on command and is very easy to respond. I have owned for a little more then a year but I spend every day at the barn with her and I still work with her but only lungeing. I have a girl come and ride her almost every day. I think she would make a good western horse. Like I said she has been doing both. The bit she is in now can be used for both english and western. I have never shown her because I am not really interested in that. I use her on trails and in the ring but have never shown her. I know that lady that owned her before me never showed her. The lady before me had her as a back yard horse. I was working with her to strengthen her muscles and to get more weight on her. She has come a long way since I have had her.
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I am realyl concerned how they say she is
"is at a healthy weight."
to me that shows that they truely aren't seeing their horse or choose not to.
I'd inquire as to what bit she has been using (pictures also if possible) and how she listens in that bit.

TBs are more definately thinner built, smaller rib cages, etc....but that does not mean they are skinny. Skinny means they are mal-nurished, and not properly taken care of
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post #27 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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I am realyl concerned how they say she is
"is at a healthy weight."
to me that shows that they truely aren't seeing their horse or choose not to.
I'd inquire as to what bit she has been using (pictures also if possible) and how she listens in that bit.

TBs are more definately thinner built, smaller rib cages, etc....but that does not mean they are skinny. Skinny means they are mal-nurished, and not properly taken care of
in one of the first pics you can clearly see her ribs but in a few of the others i think she looks at a decent weight but could gain a few more pounds. i did ask what bit they are using on her and what experience the girl has that rides her now...she also said i can do the month trial.
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I personally don't think she's at a healthy weight, I can still see ribs even in the saddle pictures. She's not really skinny, but she's skinnier than "healthy weight"
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TB's are on the skinner side but even Wack Em Bruno a thoroughbred i owned that was 17 hands and when i first got him he was disqusting.. but a week after proper feeding he was already gaining weight. Ill attach a picture of him When he was a few weeks into gaining weight. he was still bad but not as bad. But still looks like he has more wieght than that mare...pay no mind to his mising fur... he was so malnutrioned that he didnt grow a summer coat ( he was a rescue ) But thoroughbreds have a higher metabolism and require more feed than what that lady realizes. She may think she is feeding her enought but she may want to try a more natural fatning feed ( have to be careful so she dont colic ) But here are pictures of him

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post #30 of 43 Old 09-25-2008, 10:54 PM
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here's the deal braker....ask for the vethone number....personally i think our weasting time on this horse......judgeing from the space between the ribs she looks younger then she say's....the younger the closer the ribs are...older the tend to space out ....plusTHAT IS NOT A HEALTHY WIEGHT FOR A HORSE....i wish that some one from the horse forum did live close to you to help you out on your search for a new horse....just remember...don't try to save every horse in the world!!! walk away and find some thing else.....
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