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        10-01-2012, 11:02 PM
      #41
    Yearling
    Thank you, I'm just fine with waiting to do barrels if I happen to click with him. I really don't mind. My trainer already said she'd let me use her horses at some paydays!
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        10-01-2012, 11:12 PM
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    Trained
    If the horse was that cheap, he was reasonably sound, and anything close to sane, he is probably long since sold.
         
        10-02-2012, 12:31 AM
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    Yearling
    He was posted the day I contacted her, and she still has him. She's willing to hold him, and she is.
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        10-03-2012, 12:59 AM
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    Yearling
    Update!

    I'm pretty much for sure getting him. She's delivering him right to my boarding stables, I'll be paying a total of $240 for him with delivery. Then I have $40 worth of feed. I'll be catching him up on his teeth, coggins, and feet over the next few weeks. My BO is letting me keep him there as soon as I get him, even though I won't have his coggins/board until a week later. The facilities are nice, $100 for full care which includes feeding 2x a day and turnout every other day. I've figured everything up, and I'll even have $100 bucks left over at the end of the month. I've gotta say, everything has fallen into place easily and I don't feel like I'm forcing anything, like with other horses. Even if he doesn't turn out to be as well trained as she said, I'm still COMPLETLEY happy with my decision! :)
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        10-03-2012, 08:48 PM
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    Trained
    You sound sooo happy! Congratulations and let's see some pics ASAP! :)
         
        10-03-2012, 08:55 PM
      #46
    Yearling
    If he's healthy, sound, and has a good temperament then that's a steal.

    I got my OTTB for (an optional donation of) $160. I know I'll get yelled at for saying that I didn't get him checked by a vet, but he turned out to be...pardon...healthy as a horse. I got lucky I suppose, but I wouldn't recommend taking my fast route. Baby started out as a depressed, skinny rescue and now he's a happy, healthy guy training to be a dressage prospect.
         
        10-03-2012, 09:01 PM
      #47
    Green Broke
    Where is the photos? I want to seeeeeeeee
         
        10-03-2012, 09:06 PM
      #48
    Yearling
    This is the only picture I could get to load! :( it's in this thead here. I have made my choice! Everything is amazing!
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