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  • Are 17.3hh horse too big?

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    03-24-2012, 09:19 PM
  #2961
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Two yearly for sale
     
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    03-24-2012, 09:20 PM
  #2962
Started
LOVE this one...

I have a mare that looks to be part TWH. (but not sure). She is around 14 years old & about 15 hh. We was told that she was broke but had not been rode in 8+ years. However we never tried to ride her so are selling her as unbroke. She isn't wild, she is pretty gentle. We don't have the time to mess with her & she has buddied up with the horses that we ride so she has to go ASAP. Will sell her for $150 or trade for a wii. (would consdier trading for something else as well) Email or call/text 270-eight93-2nine8seven for pics/qustions

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    03-24-2012, 09:39 PM
  #2963
Trained
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Originally Posted by howrsegirl123    
I have a 2 1/2 year old mare for sale. She is under 14 hands tall. She will be perfect for a kid. She is not all the way broke. She will load in a trailor and we have had a saddle on her and my son has been on her back. She is very loveable. She is not ready for a child to ride but my son does everything with her and he is 12 years old. I just don't have the grass to keep her, we have to many horses and trying to down size. If you would like more information or want to come and see her call 859-585-4092

If they know that why didn't they just measure her?? Actually, how do they now that?
They are probably guestimating her height based on their height. If you know how tall you are in inches and can estimate how tall your horse is in inches, you can figure out pretty close how tall your horse is in hands. It's relatively easy.

For example: I was able to drape my arm over my old gelding's back. My arm was not above shoulder level when draped over his back. I am 5'7" (or 67") and my armpit is approximately 55" off the ground. Using these measurements, I guestimated that my old gelding was around 14.1-14.2hh (56-57"). Turns out we sticked him right at 14.2hh (57").

Another example: We had a holsteiner boarding with us that belonged to the people my friend leased her barn from. He was absolutely MASSIVE. Based on where the top of my head hit his shoulder (yes, he was THAT tall), I bet my friend that he was at least 17.3hh, possibly even 18hh. We text his owners and I was right: 17.3 (and a half) hands.

My point is, it is entirely possible to know approximately how tall a horse is without measuring it.
     
    03-24-2012, 10:06 PM
  #2964
Trained
Nothing about this guy even SAYS stud material today, but EVERYTHING about him SCREAMS gelding!

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    03-25-2012, 01:46 AM
  #2965
Weanling
Unhappy http://horseguide.com.au/Template.aspx?Page=Horses%20For%20Sale

Just found this one not sure what to think lol
Horses for Sale Australia. Sell your horse or pony FREE. Horse Rugs, Saddles, Horse floats, gear & horses for lease. Thoroughbreds for Sale - Horses For Sale
     
    03-25-2012, 01:48 AM
  #2966
Trained
Your link just takes you to the site, Shalani, not a specific ad.
     
    03-25-2012, 02:47 AM
  #2967
Weanling
Arabian*-*
Stallion
Brief
Description: Beautiful young horse, loves children, and is very quick and was looked at as a potential race horse. Very speedy over a mile. Moving house so need to sell, BARGAIN.
*Massive Max
Full Description:
^^^^^ read the brief description, but a terrific loving horse, But it adores young children, also has very big knackers so you could breed it!*
DETAILSAge
3Breed
Arabian
Height
17.3h
Colour
Jet Black
Sire
Dam
Foxham
Price
$1500Last Updated
25/03/2012Ad Ref
123483*ADVERTISER*DETAILS
*Name
Max
Suburb
Richmond
State
VIC
Country
Australia
Phone (H)
Phone (M)
XXXXXXXXXXX
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EMAIL ADVERTISER*Name
State
     
    03-25-2012, 02:51 AM
  #2968
Trained
A 17.3hh ARAB?! And the part about the "big knackers" is just in poor taste. I also love how they keep referring to this oddly gargantuan arab stud as "it."
     
    03-25-2012, 06:28 AM
  #2969
Foal
Western saddle w/black stand, Asking $600.00 cash or best offer Need gone
I do not have the girth

This ad has been on my local Craig's list for at least 5 months, if you need it gone, tell me more about the saddle and maybe post a picture of it? They have not dropped the price or changed anything about the ad at all. Sorry hunny but you ain't selling your saddle and stand that way!
     
    03-25-2012, 07:10 AM
  #2970
Yearling
It speaks for itself, I hope if they get the fifty bucks, they buy him a tube of dewormer....

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