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        07-29-2008, 06:40 PM
    The more I go over this the more I want to keep Dumas and then trade Twister for the Mare. Yep...I think I want to keep Dumas and The Hubby can ride him and I'll be on my 'ol cadilliac mare! Hehehe

    I'm still waiting on pictures...hopefully she will get some today..not next week!!!
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        07-30-2008, 09:09 AM
    I really hope you get her! I agree 18 isn't old seeing how long
    Horses can live! Feel free to share the pictures with us when
    You get them! :P
        07-30-2008, 10:29 AM
    Oh I will DEFFINATELY be looking for advice once I get the pictures of her.

    I'm not good at critique and I also don't know what to look for in an older horse. So I'll be seeking some more opinions of her!
        08-03-2008, 11:20 PM
    I finally got pictures of her without the saddle on. Please go to critique and check her out and lemme know what you all think!
        08-04-2008, 12:45 AM
    We just bought a new horse for hubby and are currently looking for one for my daughter so this is pretty fresh with me.

    Some are to do and others are to ask.

    Has she had any injuries, past or present? Diseases? Foundered in the past? What type and size bit does she use? How is she for farrier? Shoes or natural trims? How often? Baths? Standing tied? Does she have any bad habits? Does she pull back? Will she stand for a mounting block? What disicipline does she ride? Does she like treats? (that one is very important! Lol!) What type of wormer, paste or daily? Is she used to being stalled or pastured?

    What BRAND of feed does she use and how much? (you may have to switch her over to the brand you normally use.) How many feedings a day is she used to?

    When you see her, see how easily she will pick up her feet for you. Catch and saddle her yourself. Bring your saddle to see if it will fit. Be sure to ride her first in an enclosed area. Unless you are a VERY experienced rider. (and wear a helmet!) Be sure to have a vet check. On a horse this age, I would probably also include xrays.

    This is all I can think of off the top of my head. If I think of anymore, I'll add them.
        08-04-2008, 11:16 PM
    Has she ever been x-rayed for nurvicula?, I just feel that your gettting the bumb end of the deal, yes I know horses can live a long time....but!!!! .....why take the risk in trading a good horse for a older horse that maybe give you 4 to 6 years ridding time and not investing a little training time and money in what you have?...... the thing that you should be asking and I saw that now one else thought of this is...has this mare ever had laminitis?, has she ever founderd....just thing's to really look in to

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