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post #21 of 26 Old 10-28-2010, 06:43 PM
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My insurance deductible is $500. If you have insurance like mine and your kid gets thrown off a horse and breaks an arm then you would have $500 plus 20% of the costs on top of that (maybe another 200-400) That means your cheap $500 horse actually cost you $1200-1400 plus the pain and fear your child went through. If you or your husband are the ones to get hurt you can add lost wages on top of that and it gets expensive fast. If $500 is all you can spend then wait until you can spend more and look for gentle, well broke older horses. I wouldn't shy away from a healthy horse that was 20 years old. Use the older slower horsse to build confidence then upgrade.

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post #22 of 26 Old 10-31-2010, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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I'm happy to report we found our horse and bringing her home next saturday!!!!!!!! She's a 12yr old haflinger mare DEAD BROKE! I stumbled on her ad when I was ready to give up.Called and went the next day to see her.Rode her awhile,kids rode her and this girl is a BOOMPROOF PONY!! Nothing spooked her or bothered her at all.Kids were runnen all over by her cats runnen between her feet,I was amazed at how this girl was so calm and gentle.SOOO good with the kids.She just knew to take care of them when they were near or on her.Nothing like what we had been looking at.The owner was very honest with me about all her background.Had her for 10yrs and took good care of her up until few months ago his son went off to college and didn't take much time for her since.She's chubby from being on pasture and they were still graining her.Need to slim her down.Feet need trimmed but nothing major.She had prickly burrows in her mane and tail but nothing a good grooming wont take care of.We are so excited to bring her home which will be next saturday.She's 2hrs away from me.Oh she's alittle over 13hh maybe even 14hh not sure exactly cus I didn't measure her.
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post #23 of 26 Old 10-31-2010, 12:04 PM
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Congratulations. She sounds like exactly what you need in a first pony.

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post #24 of 26 Old 10-31-2010, 02:25 PM
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Aw, she's beautiful. Congratulations .

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post #25 of 26 Old 10-31-2010, 03:20 PM
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try websites like equinehits.com and craigslist.com
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post #26 of 26 Old 11-01-2010, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I'll get a better picture when we get her home
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