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    05-16-2011, 07:26 PM
Should I get /this/ horse?

I did have a thread a while ago asking about a different horse, now it's time for me to ask about yet another!

How do you guys like this guy?

Sorry, no stills.

Here's his page

I ask because I'm up against a very aggressive bidder on the one I'm currently bidding on, and may need a backup! XD
This is the mare, for those who remember:

My personal cons are that he's older, and smaller. Smaller isn't terrible though, and as an appy he would fit in 100x better where I live!

What do you guys think?

Disclaimer: Yes have worked with mustangs, yes have professional lined up if I get into trouble!
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    05-16-2011, 07:43 PM
Green Broke
He's nice enough looking. Seems pretty solidly build. His back is a little long but not too bad really. He resembles the mare quite a bit apart from markings. Only thing I don't like is the mottled skin around his eyes, but that tends to come with the Appys.
4 isn't really a bad age and neither is 15hh (unless of course you're really tall and even then 15 is not bad). True, the mare is a little prettier (in my personal opinion) but with some tlc he could make a real handsome fellow ;)
    05-16-2011, 07:44 PM
Neither of the links are working for me.
    05-16-2011, 07:45 PM
I like the app better, also, both pages say they're about 15 hands, so I'm not sure why you're saying the app is smaller, I guess you're assuming that the filly will gain some height in the future?

Going purely on athleticism and confo, I like the app better. You'll have to weighh the 2 yo vs. 4 yo and potential for more height thing for yourself.
    05-16-2011, 08:12 PM
Links aren't working for me, either, smrobs
    05-16-2011, 08:31 PM
Sorry for the bad links! Here's the copy/paste form the address bar:

I'm terrible with computers, no idea what I'm doing wrong

Also thanks lilruffian and Maura for weighing in!
    05-16-2011, 09:01 PM
He's a very handsome horse... there's nothing wrong with him that would cause me not to want to buy him myself. His size is perfectly decent for most riders, though some of it is just personal preference.

My only concern would be that since he is a bit older than the mare you've been looking at, it may be a bit more of a challenge to bring him around to the domestic way of life. The younger the mustangs are, the easier it is to 'tame' them typically. Of course, this can vary quite a bit based on the horse's individual personality and temperament.

I would say go for it if the price is going up too high for the other mare. You know that she's going to get a home... it would be great for this guy to get a home too!
    05-16-2011, 09:45 PM
They are both nice looking horses with good solid legs. The ads both say 15h and you can't be sure that the mare will grow much. I agree with Eolith - the mare will get a home, it would be great to see the Appy get one too. Good luck. I have a dream of some day getting a mustang. Congrats on giving one of them a home :)
    05-16-2011, 10:55 PM
Green Broke
Wow!! That's a pretty touch decision, IMO....I really like them both. Both have pros and cons....I think it really comes down to personal opinion. Good Luck, and pleeeasssse keep us updated!!! I think they're both very pretty horses
    05-16-2011, 11:49 PM
Green Broke
They are both nice looking, but I like the mare better. Plus she's younger.

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