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post #1 of 63 Old 08-17-2008, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Tell me what you think.

I have been in contact with a person who has, in my opinion, a nice mare for sale. Here are the highlights of the emails we have been exchanging. If everything goes well with the BO tomorrow, I am going to make plans to go up and have a look at her. Tell me what you think!

Boarded outside
Beginner/kid safe
Easy keeper
Rides both western/English, uses a snaffle bit
Good on trails
Works in indoor/outdoor arenas
She loads/stands for ferrier/cross ties and all of that good stuff
Not mareish
10 yrs old 15.2/1300lbs +/-
Is barefoot with good hooves
Loves attention
No prior health issues
Does get a little grain in the winter, in cold spells.
Easy to catch
Food is important to her


Here are a few pics, I'll have better ones hopefully this evening some time.











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post #2 of 63 Old 08-17-2008, 05:20 PM
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She looks nice and sturdy, but also looks like she hasn't been schooled in a while!
She has a very straight shoulder, and a fairly cresty neck - make sure she hasn't foundered before. Looks to have a longish back. Might be a little sickle-hocked, but I could be completely out to lunch there, these aren't the best pics to critique as you well know :)
Man those legs look sturdy! Won't have to worry about her breaking down! And her eye looks so kind...
I wish you the best for if you decide to go see her!! Keep us updated please!


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post #3 of 63 Old 08-17-2008, 05:20 PM
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shes a cubbster! she looks nice. i dont know why but she reminds me of an Arabian.
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post #4 of 63 Old 08-17-2008, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks JDI

I asked when the last time she was ridden, I was told that they were on her just last week.

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post #5 of 63 Old 08-17-2008, 07:12 PM
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omgshh!! shes adorable!!!

if someone 'gives their two cents' when its just a penny for their thoughts..where does that extra penny go?

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post #6 of 63 Old 08-17-2008, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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omgshh!! shes adorable!!!
I know! I love her already!! I just hope she isnt too good to be true!

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post #7 of 63 Old 08-17-2008, 07:34 PM
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shes a cubbster! she looks nice. i dont know why but she reminds me of an Arabian.
LOL I was thinking arabian also.
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post #8 of 63 Old 08-18-2008, 12:43 AM
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Oooh, she looks lovely!

Ride more, worry less.
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post #9 of 63 Old 08-18-2008, 01:33 AM
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She seems like the perfect gal! Definitely worth a looksie!

The only think I'd be concerned with is her weight. I can see that her back is beginning to sway a bit (and she's only 10!!), and that extra weight will only be more damaging. Plus, it will also put more strain on the rest of her joints that have to carry her weight, as well as increase her risk for laminits and cushings. She's most likely not preggo, due to the time of year, so it is certainly about 100-200 extra unneeded pounds. I'm sure you already realized this, but if you do end up getting her, be sure to get some of that weight off pronto.

Good luck and happy horse shopping!!
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post #10 of 63 Old 08-18-2008, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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I did notice that her back was a bit swayed, or so I thought. I questioned the owner about it, and she said that she didnt think she was that bad, but she did say that Lacy was grazing on some uneven ground when the pics were taken.

I am expecting better pics soon.

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