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post #1 of 52 Old 06-22-2009, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think??

So, I found a horse that I might consider... Here is some info. about her:::

12yr old Morgan X mare. She is rideable but needs somene with more time, would make excellent teen project or carriage horse. Great with feet and up to date on worming. She does do fine under bareback and with a saddle but needs time and patience. She also likes women more then men. She has never bucked,bolted or reared on me but does snort and is unsure about things. If you are willing to put the work into her she would be good for you. Someone hurt her a long timie ago and she doesnt trust easily. She is not mean or bad just leary...she would be good for anything as long as time and patience is invloved. She would be a one person horse for a bit. A soft hand is better for her A harse hand would be very bad. It really depends on you whether she would need a trainer .....she has had stuff done with her before I got her but I dont know how much....with me only round pen work(riding) and walks down the road (not riding). I didnt get much info on her....I do know she has had a foal. She is great with her feet and you can put fly spray on her. She has never had any issues when I have had her, she trailers well. I have never taken her out on trails. I originally bought her for my kids but they arent interested in her and I can only ride so many horses. She is also up to date on her feet and also worming. as I do both. She has never had shoes on and I dont think she needs them....nice blk hard feet. I know she lunges to the left and stands for saddles, a little finicky with her ears...just go slow....takes the bit too. Time is what she needs and I dont have it. So she is the one who would like to go to a new home.


^^The above is some from emails some from ad.

I really like her, and I am attending high school next year, so she will still get lots of attention and patience from me... Do you think its a good idea??

I am 13 yrs old, and I have been riding for 5 years. I really want a horse that needs work, so I can work on her for awhile...

I emailed and asked how tall she is... still waiting on a response.

here are some pictures as well::
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Tell me what you guys think of her :)

PS:: I really want a mare, cause if she was ever injured or went lame, I could sell her as a broodmare, as a gelding would be alot harder to sell..
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post #2 of 52 Old 06-22-2009, 09:51 PM
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I'd you're planning on buying a mare so you can sell her as a broodmare if something happens. please buy something with decent confirmation. Otherwise she'll just produce fugly babies, or will get sent to slaughter. Sad reality. I can see mroe use for a nice put together gelding than I can for a badly put together mare

She doesn't look anything special, but I'd like to see a confirmation shot or maybe a video. Are you doing to go up and test ride her.
Have you ever trained a green horse before? Are you working with a trainer?
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post #3 of 52 Old 06-22-2009, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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I don't really care much about conformation. I think I'll go up and see her. I have never trained a green horse... but I think it would be good for me to learn... I have a couple trainers who I could consult to for help as well...

Thanks for commenting :))
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post #4 of 52 Old 06-22-2009, 11:07 PM
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You should care about conformation. It can affect how a horse moves.

You've been riding for 5 years but how much experience do you have?
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post #5 of 52 Old 06-22-2009, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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well.. ya.. I do care a bit.. if it has bad conformation, I wouldn't get it.. but it doesnt have to be perfect

I am an intermediate rider. I take at least 1 lesson per week.. and ride by myself other times.. I feel that I need to move up to my own horse, preferably one that needs work..

And this mare, was abused in the past, so i would need to gain her trust overtime.
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Personally? And not trying to sound totally rude, but I don't like how casually you say that you would just sell your horse if it were to come up lame. You should get a horse you love, and if you truly love your horse, you won't just sell it because you can't ride it anymore. I think your first horse should be a nice, reliable, been there-done that kind of horse. I really don't think it's a good idea to start with a total project. Get a trail horse and teach it dressage, or how to jump, but I wouldn't recommend a green broke horse to anyone looking for their first horse.

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It sounds like this horse is a little wild and not appropriate for a 13 year old. How many horses have you owned? You'll be in high school next year? When do you turn 14?

I don't know how you'd easily sell a cross as a brood mare, especially a grade mare with a bad attitude.

This ad says to me, "I need to sell this crazy mare. Let her be your problem and not mine."

Are you absolutely sure you wanna mess with my carrots?
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I didnt mean to say it casually, I wouldnt wanna sell the horse, but I can only have one horse... if something happened to it, I wouldnt be able to afford to keep it, so I would have to sell it.

She doesnt sound wild at all to me... how does it sound wild??

Also, what I wrote about her, was some from emails only the first couple sentences was the ad.

I have owned one horse in the past, she was not rideable... but we rode her with a leadrope (was few years ago)

I just turned 13 in May... and yes, I'll be in high school nexxt year
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post #9 of 52 Old 06-22-2009, 11:28 PM
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It sounds like this horse is a little wild and not appropriate for a 13 year old. How many horses have you owned? You'll be in high school next year? When do you turn 14?

I don't know how you'd easily sell a cross as a brood mare, especially a grade mare with a bad attitude.

This ad says to me, "I need to sell this crazy mare. Let her be your problem and not mine."
Joshie is right and that's where I was going with my question about your experience. This just doesn't seem like a good starter horse for you. There are so many other horses out there without any background issues. I think you'd be better to have something a little more solid to get that next step in your training.

As far as selling as a brood mare, I woudn't count on that at all. Especially in this market and at least from the pictures, she doesn't look that great. Hard to tell with a rider on but still.
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Are you sure that at your age you can afford the horse at all? If it does hurt itself, can you afford the vet bills? Even if it recovers perfectly, it's still expensive to have a vet out, for any medication or treatment. What about college, if you were to choose to go? Do you think you will be able to take it with you? Horses are not just in the now, they take up a large part of the future too, and you have to make sure you are prepared for it.

I still stand with the opinion you should get a trained horse for your first one. Your next horse can be your project. So what if you have to wait five more years? That will make it all the better for the project horse. Your first horse can teach you a lot, and you can use that knowledge with a project.

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