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post #21 of 41 Old 08-04-2008, 01:39 PM
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Dumas, please please don't take offence to my next comment, please.. but that mare's living accomodations are not the best... at all. Her paddock was made of falling wire, and she was tied to a tree with some rope - she could EASILY wrap a leg, and spook and get hurt. She is NOT in good shape - 18 is not old, and winter is not an excuse.... do you want Twister to go into her situation?
She looks like a sweetheart, but my heart bleeds for her, I could just imagine what she'd look like if she was taken care of properly.

I'd day no, just for that simple fact.


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post #22 of 41 Old 08-04-2008, 01:54 PM
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I didnt really like the mare. The gelding seems like a better horse. He is still young and you can fix him. The mare is older and I think she is funny looking

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post #23 of 41 Old 08-04-2008, 01:56 PM
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It seems like maybe you have made up your mind, but here's my two cents.

Even though Twister is young and has great qualities the bottom line is (from what I understand in your posts) he's too much horse for you. If you prefer an older horse that you can feel comfortable on then I think that's the route you should go. Do I think this palomino is the right choice? I don't know, but I wanted to share with you how I came about Stella.

When I first came across her year ago, the photo in the ad was taken during the winter and she looked filled out in her winter coat. I requested a current photo and all they sent me was a head shot. When I went to see her in person I was appalled at how thin she was. Her hooves were also way past due for a trim and she was in this tiny dirt lot that wasn't large enough for one horse let alone the four that were kept in it. I had basically decided right then and there that I just plain wanted to get her away from those people even though I knew I was taking a huge risk. I got lucky, though, as it turned out she just needed some TLC. She has been so wonderful to work with. She's gentle, smart and so willing to please.

Now, I'm not saying I think you should do the trade, but at least go see the horse in person. You'll be able to put your hands on her, evaluate her surroundings and get a feel for what kind of people these are and if you'd feel comfortable with Twister in their care. Sorry for the book...

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post #24 of 41 Old 08-04-2008, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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OH SNAP!!!! HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED THAT!!!!

Thank You a million times over Allie!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so caught up in what I could do for the mare that I didn't think about where Twister would be going...... Thanks for the slap back to reality! That's a deal breaker. period.

Duh, How could I not have thought about where HE was going.....*sigh*

He's going to end up just like her!!!!!

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post #25 of 41 Old 08-04-2008, 02:06 PM
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I have an open training spot for Twister...but I'm in Texas....
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It seems like maybe you have made up your mind, but here's my two cents.

Even though Twister is young and has great qualities the bottom line is (from what I understand in your posts) he's too much horse for you. If you prefer an older horse that you can feel comfortable on then I think that's the route you should go. Do I think this palomino is the right choice? I don't know, but I wanted to share with you how I came about Stella.

When I first came across her year ago, the photo in the ad was taken during the winter and she looked filled out in her winter coat. I requested a current photo and all they sent me was a head shot. When I went to see her in person I was appalled at how thin she was. Her hooves were also way past due for a trim and she was in this tiny dirt lot that wasn't large enough for one horse let alone the four that were kept in it. I had basically decided right then and there that I just plain wanted to get her away from those people even though I knew I was taking a huge risk. I got lucky, though, as it turned out she just needed some TLC. She has been so wonderful to work with. She's gentle, smart and so willing to please.

Now, I'm not saying I think you should do the trade, but at least go see the horse in person. You'll be able to put your hands on her, evaluate her surroundings and get a feel for what kind of people these are and if you'd feel comfortable with Twister in their care. Sorry for the book...
I'm going to pass. I'm sure she is a great girl. But, I don't have the money to buy her out right. I thought it sounded like a good trade but I can't put Twister in their care. If I had the money, I'd snap her up in a heartbeat!!! I know I could do some good for the old gal.

II'm not sure who found who...you or stella...but I'm glad it had a happy ending and thanks for sharing!!!

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I have an open training spot for Twister...but I'm in Texas....
If I had a trailer and you would work for cookies....

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post #28 of 41 Old 08-04-2008, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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I want to offically (break the rules and post a zillion times in a row )

I really want to thank all of you for taking the time to read and care enough to respond!!!!

This has been most stressful and I want to just say how much I love you all for being there for me and helping me through this decision.....

Thank You!!!!!

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post #29 of 41 Old 08-04-2008, 02:13 PM
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OH SNAP!!!! HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED THAT!!!!

Thank You a million times over Allie!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so caught up in what I could do for the mare that I didn't think about where Twister would be going...... Thanks for the slap back to reality! That's a deal breaker. period.

Duh, How could I not have thought about where HE was going.....*sigh*

He's going to end up just like her!!!!!
Unforunately, you're welcome. Poor mare :(


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post #30 of 41 Old 08-04-2008, 02:17 PM
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I think you have made a wise choice in keeping Twister and sending him to a trainer. Maybe you could go along for some confidence building lessons with him? I think you would have spent the same amount getting that mare back in shape as you would have in getting Twister trained.
Plus its just a personal opinion but I think in a small herd of 2 or 3 the boys play nicer with the boys and girls play nicer with the girls. Less injuries and not as much buddy souring that way.


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