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    03-24-2009, 12:21 AM
Smile What do you think of her??

I really like this horse I came across on EquineHits... her name is Mary and she is a 6 yr old quarter horse mare. She is bay and 15.2 hh.

Here is what the ad says::
Mary can do anything you want of her. She is extremely athletic, and very talented.
She's been used in the mountains for two years, packing a riding. Before that she was used on cattle a bit, and since coming down here in November we've just been
Fine-tuning her.
Mary moves off her hind end amazingly!! Moving off her hind end just came naturally to her. She's quick and strong as well. She's super athletic, and has loads of stamina. This horse will go all day for you.
Mary is suitable for so many things. She'd make a great working cow horse, ranch horse, reining, cutting, penning, roping, or a great barrel horse.
She's had miles and miles of trails on her. She's had tarps, and boxes and all sorts of stuff thrown on her. This is one solid horse.

Here is the link if you want photos::
Quarter Horse Horse for Sale in Kamloops, British Columbia

Her price was $1500 for awhile, I emailed the owner, and she said if I wanted to come look at Mary, I would have to before April 4th, because they are taking mary to a sale in Alberta... what does a "sale" normally mean??

This was the first email she sent me::
"If you've ridden quite a bit, then Mary would probably be allright for you. She's got some energy, so she needs a confident rider. She's not a bucker or a rearer at all. She just likes to step out.
She would make a great jumper. I've only ever jumped her over logs on the trail, but she's got it in her for jumping. She can do just about anything. She's just put together really nicely, and is athletic enough to be good at any discipline. She would make a great barrel horse as well.
I don't have any video of her right now. I might be able to get a couple more pictures, but I don't have a camera.
Thanks for your interest"

I really like her, and I want to go see her... but just yesterday, the owners changed the price to $2000... that is just too expensive for me..

Do you have any critique or info or a good price I could offer if I like her when I go see her.. please help!

I appreciate it! Thanks :)
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    03-24-2009, 12:31 AM
Personally I think the owner is playing up the ad a little too much. I know you can't tell everything just from looking at pictures, but she doesn't look like a jumper to me. Her legs are stocky and she has a thick, short neck and throatlatch. Just because she's been taken freely over logs does not make her a jumper. The wording of the ad is not very precise and the owner repeats herself a couple times. Also, being "athletic" and being "solid" are two very different things. Just because she's used to cattle and been "in the mountains," doesn't make her "athletic." To me an athletic horse is one that has controlled energy and fluidity in all gaits as well as having good overall conformation (which she does not). Sorry if this sounds at all harsh. She does look solid though and has a sweet face, but she's also way too pricey, especially for her age. I would pass on this one, but that's just my opinion. It also really depends on what kind of horse you want. Are you going to show? Just trail ride?
    03-24-2009, 01:16 AM
Hey, thanks for your help.. You have some good points. I wouldn't be showing or anything... I would just be jumping and going on trails for fun. Just an all round pleasure horse..

I was also thinking I could make an offer if I went to look at her and liked her.. what do you think would be a reasonable offer?
    03-24-2009, 02:55 AM
Sale=auction... she looks like a nice horse, you would really need to see her in person to know I think. With the economy right now under 1,000.
    03-24-2009, 07:54 AM
To ME she does not look 15.2hh, because if you look at the guy that is leading her, she looks a lot shorter. She does not loook like a jumper to ME. I think a resonable offer would be $1,500-$1,700.
    03-24-2009, 08:39 AM
From THAT area she is worth no more than $800.00 and if she went to auction, again from that area they would be lucky to get $500.00 for her.
    03-24-2009, 11:03 AM
BC and Alberta are going through some tough times right now. They are being completely unreasonable with their pricing.
If they take her to a sale (auction, where foals are being sold for $50 now) they will be lucky to get $500 for her.
She is stocky, and her legs don't match her body. She does not look 15.2hh
She's 6 and unregistered, she's not going to fare well at a sale.
    03-24-2009, 11:49 AM
I tend to agree with everyone else, she looks like she might make a decent "cow" horse or trail horse but I don't see jumping in her future. Also the price is wayyy to high
    03-24-2009, 12:23 PM
She looks a little mustang too. Even broke to trails, she would not be worth $2000 to me. If you go and see her and decide you like her offer them $700 and if they say no, go to the sale in Alberta and try to buy here there. Just my thoughts.
    03-24-2009, 12:47 PM
She doesn't look like a horse that's worth over $1ooo to me. She's more like an $800 horse. She has an upright shoulder and she's a bit post-legged. Her topline isn't great, either, and she dosen't have a nice, rounded, Quarter Horsey butt. At least it looks that way from the pictures. Plus the fact that she's not registered. To me, it looks like the ad is making her sound like more than she is. But you can never completely trust an ad. You'd have to see her in person.

I guess if you just want a good trail or pleasure horse, she would work. She wouldn't do to well in the show ring, but she sounds like a decent riding horse. But again, you have to see her in person.

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