"Poppy" 11 y.o. TB Gelding

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    11-02-2009, 06:04 PM
"Poppy" 11 y.o. TB Gelding

Here we go again... The TB mare that I checked out last week was a big NO! Sales barn, sketchy people... Anyway, I am going to look at Poppy on Wednesday night. I absolutely love his face. The owner is two weeks away from her due date and would like to find him a new home where he will be loved. I plan to take lessons with him, maybe go to an occassional hunter or dressage show with him for fun, and spend time just hanging out with him! Opinions? Sadly, no video on this one.

DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1431267 - Power Illusion

This is what the owner had to say about him:

I have owned him for about three years, but before I owned him he was trained in first level dressage. I don't really ride dressage so I don't really know what to ask for, but we have a dressage trainer at our barn who I have ride him once in a while and she gets him to move beautifully because she knows what to ask for. I am pregnant, which is why iam selling him, but before I got pregnant I was working with a hunter trainer. Poppy was doing very well, he's a really cute jumper too.

I have been riding for eight years and I used to ride him about 5 days a week, (before I got pregnant). When he is consistantly ridden, he is great, very quiet. My mom used to ride when she was a kid and comes to the barn with me alot and will get on him and he will walk trot, canter quietly around the ring with her. I rode during my whole pregnancy up untill about a month ago since iam now due in two weeks. Right now he is a little more up then usual because he isn't really getting worked much, but normaly he is a pretty quiet horse, especially for a TB.

I think he has an awesome personality! I fuss with him all the time, he is my baby! I used to do alot of ground work with him when I first got him so he has pretty good manners on the ground. He's good with baths, being clipped, stands on crossties, good for the vet, good for the farrier for the most part, he does sometimes start to act up sometimes after a little while, I think he gets impatient.

The most important thing to me is that he goes to a good home where someone will love him and treat him well. It sounds like that's just what he would get with you.
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    11-02-2009, 06:14 PM
He is a gorgeous boy, and he sounds like a sweetheart :) I am amazed at how cheap he is! Wow, that's a great deal IMO! XD
Best of luck when you go to see him! I sure hope everything works out for you :)
    11-02-2009, 06:53 PM
Where were these great prices when I was looking??? He looks nice. The owner sounds like she's on the level which is always nice. Did she say if he was raced?
    11-02-2009, 07:04 PM
Green Broke
He sounds and looks nice and to me the owner sounds pretty honest.

Hope he works out. I like him.
    11-02-2009, 07:10 PM
He has a nice wide chest, bigger feet, and shorter pasterns than a lot of thoroughbreds, which is good. He does have a thick, unattractive neck though. He has a roman nose and a coarse muzzle and long ears. He has a nice depth of the hip =] and his legs look pretty good =]
    11-02-2009, 08:52 PM
Looks nice, WHY on earth call him something like "Poppy" when you could borrow from his registered name and call him a nice name that means something like Illusion?
    11-04-2009, 05:44 PM
Going to see Poppy tonight! I think he's one of my top two favs. Fingers crossed!
    11-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Good luck!!!!
    11-04-2009, 06:04 PM
I like him out of the three. We're still hoping you find the right horse. Good luck!
    11-04-2009, 07:39 PM
I really like Poppy.good possibility
I also went to equineline.com and put in his name to see the breeding. The breeding did have some good horses. Not certain it is the same horse since the one I found was born in 1997, but it is a bay horse born in NY (not to far from you) so a possibility! It showed the horse had 18 starts and is listed as a winner.
I bet the current owner is sad to let him go. As another poster mentioned she sounds like she is on the up and up.
Hope your visit to see him goes well and all works out for you!
Can wait to hear all about it!

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