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post #11 of 38 Old 09-30-2010, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hayley it IS HOT in AZ right now. I mean, when I rode her on Tuesday..the temp was what? Nearing 100 or so?
Would that be the reason she was so mellow? Just the temp?
I would have a Pre purchase exam done, but 1. Broke college kid+vet bill for something that's not wrong=even more broke kid.
She's beautiful. I keep getting replies to my wanted ad on craigslist, and Im going down to the Valley on saturday to a chicken show, and I might test ride a couple while Im down there. But they're just not...her. Ya know? I hate to be shallow, but she's FLASHY looking. And if she was conditioned, and registered with the APHA she'd be worth all of that $1800. But I don't have that much.
Would I look really insulting if I offered him like $975 and get laughed at? She needs miles to be put back on her.
Is it really unusual for a 5 year old that hasn't been ridden for a year to co operate that well when ridden? Is she unusual?
I snuck my litle sisters paint out this morning bareback (he ahsnt been ridden in a month...he's just sitting there rotting while she wont touch him...maybe I have a death wish) and even he had energy and was antsy after only a month. So why would this mare be so mellow and NOT WANT TO run?
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post #12 of 38 Old 09-30-2010, 06:47 PM
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Hayley it IS HOT in AZ right now. I mean, when I rode her on Tuesday..the temp was what? Nearing 100 or so?
Would that be the reason she was so mellow? Just the temp?
I would have a Pre purchase exam done, but 1. Broke college kid+vet bill for something that's not wrong=even more broke kid.
She's beautiful. I keep getting replies to my wanted ad on craigslist, and Im going down to the Valley on saturday to a chicken show, and I might test ride a couple while Im down there. But they're just not...her. Ya know? I hate to be shallow, but she's FLASHY looking. And if she was conditioned, and registered with the APHA she'd be worth all of that $1800. But I don't have that much.
Would I look really insulting if I offered him like $975 and get laughed at? She needs miles to be put back on her.
Is it really unusual for a 5 year old that hasn't been ridden for a year to co operate that well when ridden? Is she unusual?
I snuck my litle sisters paint out this morning bareback (he ahsnt been ridden in a month...he's just sitting there rotting while she wont touch him...maybe I have a death wish) and even he had energy and was antsy after only a month. So why would this mare be so mellow and NOT WANT TO run?
Maybe she was drugged??? Tell him you are not able to spend that much and ask what his bottom dollar is and see how far apart you are before you say a price.
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post #13 of 38 Old 10-01-2010, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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She was NOT drugged. I've had the "priveledge" (ugh. Sarcasm) of seeing, dealing with, and unfortunately purchasing drugged horses at auction before. This mare was definitely NOT drugged: She was too alert (looking around...nibbling on everything). She was just sooooo mellow.
And that is a good stratedgy: ask what his bottom dollar is before making an offer. Good plan.
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post #14 of 38 Old 10-01-2010, 02:39 PM
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Yea just be honest. Tell him I know she's been for sale for a long time. I can't meet $1800 and because she has sat for so long and will take some training and reconditioning to be worth that, what are you willing to sell her to a great home for. I think the $1000-1200 range would be enough for him to move her but I can't say for sure what he would do.
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post #15 of 38 Old 10-01-2010, 03:04 PM
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poultrygirl- yeah it's hot! Here in phoenix it was 114 on monday! It's super hot! Heat really does mellow them out, I rode my horse after him not doing ANYTHING but sit in his stall for 3 weeks (due to an injury) at 5pm on tuesday, and he was lazy! The next day it was cooler and he just wanted to run- there was the energy I knew he had! Haha

If you really like Lakota, talk to the guy and say that you can't afford $1800. Offer him what you think is reasonable. After 1 year+ on the market, he'll probably take it. I agree that $1000-1200 is reasonable.
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post #16 of 38 Old 10-03-2010, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I was back in the valley today, and went and saw two other horses I WAS "interested" in.
Horse 1.) Great bloodlines, but green broke and the owner wouldnt even saddle her (red flag red flag red flag)
Horse 2.) Not too much, just nothing special. The owner had only had her three weeks. Red flag red flag.
And neither of these other two horses were just special.
Went back and spied on Lakota (since I know where the boarding stable is now). Hehe. I know the owner is turkey hunting, and she hadnt been fed yet this evening..yet she was really mellow. As mellow as last time. And I know for CERTAIN no drugs were involved. And it was cooler out. And even though I didnt get to ride her today, from the ground she;s just as much an honest doll as she was on tuesday.
She came over and after being petted and ears pulled on and slapped all over (gently) wanted her butt scratched (Ive never seen a horse do this..lean into the panel so much they're literally off balance and pressed against the panel).
Also..she got attacked by a dog I guess when she was like 12 weeks old...So SHE HAS SEVERAL BIG, NASTY HUGE scars on her. One...on her shoulder..is in the shape of a "chicken foot". We found this ironic, because I love poultry, and have shown chickens in 4-H for a number of years and am a grand champion poultry showman. They say the chicken foot was a "sign" hahaa.
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LOL, those scars may be one of the reasons that she hasn't sold. Lots of people get turned off by big scars.

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post #18 of 38 Old 10-04-2010, 01:39 PM
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Well, I was back in the valley today, and went and saw two other horses I WAS "interested" in.
Horse 1.) Great bloodlines, but green broke and the owner wouldnt even saddle her (red flag red flag red flag)
Horse 2.) Not too much, just nothing special. The owner had only had her three weeks. Red flag red flag.
And neither of these other two horses were just special.
Went back and spied on Lakota (since I know where the boarding stable is now). Hehe. I know the owner is turkey hunting, and she hadnt been fed yet this evening..yet she was really mellow. As mellow as last time. And I know for CERTAIN no drugs were involved. And it was cooler out. And even though I didnt get to ride her today, from the ground she;s just as much an honest doll as she was on tuesday.
She came over and after being petted and ears pulled on and slapped all over (gently) wanted her butt scratched (Ive never seen a horse do this..lean into the panel so much they're literally off balance and pressed against the panel).
Also..she got attacked by a dog I guess when she was like 12 weeks old...So SHE HAS SEVERAL BIG, NASTY HUGE scars on her. One...on her shoulder..is in the shape of a "chicken foot". We found this ironic, because I love poultry, and have shown chickens in 4-H for a number of years and am a grand champion poultry showman. They say the chicken foot was a "sign" hahaa.
Sounds like she's yours, lol. There when I was looking to lease a horse for the first time, I found one that had dreadlocks like me, been together until recent events. Definitely a sign lol.
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post #19 of 38 Old 10-04-2010, 01:52 PM
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I think you should get a vet and farrier check and if they say she's nice, put in a trile time of one month. In that time you'll be able to know if you want her or not. She's sounds like a dream horse and i'd go for her before someone else does.
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post #20 of 38 Old 10-04-2010, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: I called the lady last night, as her husband is STILL turkey hunting. She said she knew for sure he'd take 1200, because at this point he just wants to get something for her and get rid of her. But only if he likes the home she's going to. He doesn't want her to just be a broodmares stuck in a field somewhere.
I explained my situation, and said I was offering 1000 and she was really nice. Said she'd call me back. She didnt. So ALL DAY I've gone through my classes, scribbling notes on professor lectures and keeping my fingers crossed. Tonight I called the lady again, and she said she spoke to her husband and he will TAKE $1000!
SO SHE'S MINE AS SOON AS HE GETS BACK AND WE CAN SET UP A TIME TO GO GET HER! I'M VERY EXCITED.
I would have had a pre vet done, but I seriously don't think theres a thing wrong with her (*knock on wood*) other than a crappy market, and an owner that was picky about where she went. My friend who does reigning and cutting and shows western pleasure as well said the same thing.
So I guess we'll just see how it goes. I'm really excited!
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