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post #1 of 13 Old 05-01-2011, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Should I get this horse? ((With PICS!))

Before anyone asks, yes I have trained a mustang before. (He did turn out ok)

Anyways, this girl caught my eye. She's in a pen of roans and appys, so I don't think anyone else will want her.

Whaddya think? (No basic confo shots sorry.. Is challenge for you!)



I hesitate because she's freaking huge (15hh as a 2yo) for a mustang, and is going to be BIG. But she's so cute!



What faults do you see? Imma keep my thoughts to myself for now...
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-01-2011, 07:45 PM
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I'd snap her up in a heartbeat, myself. Is she in the Burns, OR holding facility? You might have some competition. ^_^

Really though, it looks to me like she's got a pretty head, a wonderfully tied in neck, good impulsion, and great proportions in terms of her shoulder, back and hindquarters. She also seems quite upright.

You can adopt her, train her, and if she gets too big for your tastes, I'll buy her as my next dressage mount.

((Ah, I found her page on the internet adoptions... more pictures available for those who are curious: https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/horse.php?horse_id=4330))

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I'm really still not much good with conformation yet, but something about her I really like. What I do know is pretty important, though, is what would you want to ultimately do with her?
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-01-2011, 08:06 PM
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I can't really tell about her conformation but nothing looks really "off" about her. I do like how she lifts her legs in the back and she has one heck of a pretty face!

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I'd snap her up in a heartbeat, myself. Is she in the Burns, OR holding facility? You might have some competition. ^_^

Really though, it looks to me like she's got a pretty head, a wonderfully tied in neck, good impulsion, and great proportions in terms of her shoulder, back and hindquarters. She also seems quite upright.

You can adopt her, train her, and if she gets too big for your tastes, I'll buy her as my next dressage mount.

((Ah, I found her page on the internet adoptions... more pictures available for those who are curious: https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/horse.php?horse_id=4330))

Noooo you be stealing my mustang!
(Now I know where to look when someone starts bidding against me for the unmarked bay! XD)

Yes she's in Burns though.... Really though I'm not worried about eventual size- it's the gentling part! Last one was 13.2hh, and 6 inches seems like a lot when it's wild.

Also thanks everyone who chimed in thus far!
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-01-2011, 10:04 PM
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she looks lovely imo, nothing jumps out at me as to flaws and shes quite pretty gl hope you get her =)
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I'm no real competition... haven't got a place for a mustang right now. It would actually be really cool if you got her because then I'd know who to pester if I wanted to know where she got to and how she does. ^_^

I'll say this; she may be plain brown... but those who know real horse flesh will be likely to favor her over some of the flashier ones with more conformational flaws. I prowl the internet adoptions habitually and she was definitely one of the ones on my short list of horses I would bid on if I were to bid.

How old was the last mustang you gentled when you got him? 2 years is still young and malleable enough that she may not be a huge challenge, but a massive amount of it depends on individual temperament and unfortunately that's something pictures can't really tell us. You can however contact the staff at the holding facility and see if they can tell you anything about her personality.

I can provide you with a few contacts that might help you out... in terms of the staff at the Burns facility and a lady who knows the Oregon mustangs and the mustang community inside out and backwards. Are you in the Oregon/Washington area?
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I also like this fellow from among those up for adoption now: https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/horse.php?horse_id=4338

He's a bit smaller and a gelding, which can be a help some of the time. ^_^ You won't be fighting the hormones quite so much. Then again, I'm someone who appreciates a little mare attitude from time to time.
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*Phew* (I don't think I can handle bidding against anyone with a real internet connection! I get one cloud and *Poof* there goes the satallite)

The last one was also a 2yo, but a small one. A bit of a prick, but we managed.

Guess you could say I'm a fellow peruser of the auctions. I actually wasn't planning on adoption anything- but she really caught my eye. Add that to the fact that she's stopping by my state and I've totally got my hopes up. Fingers crossed and my application in, so here's hoping!

ETA: I do rather like him too, but then I've also got to admit to liking 'those' mares. Figured I'd try and see what happens

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-02-2011, 12:56 AM
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I like her, definantly go for it. How about the one that is 16 hands as a 2yr year old!

quarter horses.....simply the best
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