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post #1 of 7 Old 06-18-2008, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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5 years old?!

Just in case you're not completely and utterly sick of updates of Maia... here's another one!!
The vet came out to give Maia her shots (West Nile and Strangles) and check her teeth for age and to float them... welll...
For some reason I was really apprehensive about getting a professional opinion on how old she is. She was sold to me as a 9 year old, but you know how reliable people are with that stuff! I was worried that the vet was going to tell me that she was 15 or older... don't ask me why, it was just a weird feeling I had. Anyways...
...the vet figures she's 4 or 5 by her teeth! He said that she's nowhere near 10 years old though.. isn't that neat?
That's my story! I'm very excited! It's like I've just been given a younger horse!

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-18-2008, 11:17 PM
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That's great JDI! I actually had a similar experience you did. I was told Jubilee was 21 when I got her. The vet came and looked at her teeth. I was scared too because I thought maybe for some reason she was older, even though she looks really young. The vet looked at her tattoo and I find out she's only 17! I was very excited!!

Do you think this changes your ideas about her training? Since she is so young and knows a lot already, maybe she can be worth even more than you thought. For selling and stuff, I mean.

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post #3 of 7 Old 06-19-2008, 12:52 AM
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Wow that's really cool, JDI! LOL that's actually pretty awesome...also, sure says a lot about sellers! :roll:

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-19-2008, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Jubilee, I have no idea how this will affect her training. I think I will keep going as I have been. However, I do think this will affect her future with me, not sure how yet though.
I'm really just happy that her teeth are done. She was having a bit of avoidance problems with the bit, and now I can be sure it's not her teeth
Poptart, I don't know why people lie about this sort of stuff!!Oh well!

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-19-2008, 10:16 AM
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Well, that's good news!!

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-19-2008, 10:56 AM
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Wow, that young, eh? Grats!
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-19-2008, 01:36 PM
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Allie there is good news and bad news with that!

It's great that she is much younger than you were told! I'm sure it will up her value!

The bad news is that...now everything that you were told about Maia is a lie. Like that fact that she was started and then sat out in the pasture for 3-5 years (I can't remember how long it was) I hate most sellers!

Anways it's great that you know now! I would say that she had next to no riding when you got her! So you've done everything with her! Good for you, look how good she has come along! Shows just how good you are!
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