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    • 1 Post By Missy May
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        09-24-2012, 11:17 PM
    Another possibility

    I am in the market right now, trying to find a horse, smallish, quiet if possible, willing at the very least. I am getting rid of the pony mare because (big shock here) my stepson lost interest when he learned you have to groom them and tack them up. She is a great little gal, but she needs a job to do and I just can't keep up the interest in ground work forever. Besides, the filly is going to need a trail buddy before long and I need to be spending time with butt in saddle to be ready to ride her in the spring.

    I found an ad for a solid App mare, 14.1, green but good on trails. They say she is a bit people shy and hard to catch, but I am okay with a few glitches. I prefer them a bit green since I am very particular about how my horses ride and I like to do that work myself.

    I wish I had better shots of her, but I would like a little feedback before I set up a time to go see her. Does anyone see anything that I should pay close attention to when I see her in person?

    Here are the best of the pics they sent me of her.

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        09-25-2012, 12:35 AM
    No, she looks like a nice little mare. I think the last shot is a bad angle, since in the others she doesn't look down hill. It is hard to tell w her head down, but I wouldn't want to ride her bareback. She obviousely hasn't been worked much, which doesn't matter. And, those pics are not flattering to her neck - but she is pretty young, yet, I take it? Nice tail, especially for an appy. :)
        09-25-2012, 09:32 AM
    The ad says she is 4. I think that is perfect since I can go right into feeling her out and then put her to work in short order without having to play so much of the waiting game. From what I can gather talking to the owner, she has only been trail ridden without much arena work, if any. I ride everything from dressage principles, so that back would be one of my first focus areas. I am pretty eager to go look at her.
        09-25-2012, 10:37 AM
    I think having only trail work and no arena is a huge plus, vs the other way around, personally. Well, you will have report back after you go see her!
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        09-25-2012, 10:48 AM
    Those are probably the worst shots for trying to sell a horse. You really can't tell anything.
    Really baffles me why people can't take the time to groom and take decent shots of their horse for advertising.
        09-30-2012, 08:12 PM
    Well, I went to see her today. That was a lovely 2 hour drive, one way. She was cute, really nicely built. However, not even remotely what I was under then impression she would be. Very nervous, she started tap dancing when I picked up the saddle to see how it fit her. I asked if she lounged and was told "she'll move her hip away a little." I asked the seller to get on her first which resulted in a rearing and bucking fit. No one got on her today. I had a trainer friend with me who did a little bit of lounge type work with her, using the end of the lead rope to try and get her moving in a circle. The mare proceeded to bow up and get a bit aggressive acting. I thanked the girl and said that I wasn't looking for that much of a project since I already have a 2 year old that I am working with.
        09-30-2012, 11:03 PM
    Awe, to bad. Well, hopefully someone nice gets her and you get a nice horse.

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