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        10-06-2010, 02:55 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    Just my opinion but I'd definitely have her vetted first. Ask the owner about dropping the price of the vet check off his asking price. Ask about a trial period. Even 14 days would give you a good idea of if you 2 fit:) I love my Rascal, just wish I'd had him checked first. We have possible muscle issues from him being ridden while still WAY young.
         
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        10-06-2010, 04:05 AM
      #22
    Yearling
    Congrats!!
         
        10-06-2010, 12:14 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rascaholic    
    Just my opinion but I'd definitely have her vetted first. Ask the owner about dropping the price of the vet check off his asking price. Ask about a trial period. Even 14 days would give you a good idea of if you 2 fit:) I love my Rascal, just wish I'd had him checked first. We have possible muscle issues from him being ridden while still WAY young.
    Thanks, I agree that would be the best way to go. But she's over 2 1/2 hour drive from where I live, so a trial (especially at that price that is nearly a grand less than what he was asking) isn't possible. Otherwise, it would be awesome :'(
    And I thought about a vet check--but I don't know of any good vets down that way, and it's just bizarre in my opinion to call up and pay a vet I've never met. Also, if something by freak chance does turn out to make her unsound for riding, she's flashy enough looking and has decent enough bloodlines to probably throw some pretty foals (but that's an IF IF IF--I really just want her for riding project, not a broodmare. I don't plan to breed her.)
    I think I'm going to get her tomorow.
         
        10-06-2010, 04:49 PM
      #24
    Showing
    Congratulations!!
         
        10-06-2010, 05:31 PM
      #25
    Started
    Thought I'd share this with you. A lady sent up a 2 yr old for me to train this summer. I kept her most of the summer. The lady (who is also a friend of mine) decided she wanted to sell her and offered me a % if I would sell her. I had a couple drive a few hours to come see her. I was very direct and upfront in my ad regarding how she was and how she was trained. They kept telling me they just couldn't believe she was a 2 yr old because she was so quiet and mellow. They even made mention, "is she drugged?" I was horrified. I told them no, that this was just her nature. (she let my two children ages 14 and 17 ride her all summer long) She was just a real quiet filly.

    So it can happen that this mare is just a quiet type mare. It can happen.

    Ps. Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
         
        10-06-2010, 07:34 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Yay! That's great ;)
         
        10-06-2010, 08:27 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    Congrats! I'm so happy to hear that this mare finally found a wonderful home!
         
        10-07-2010, 06:00 PM
      #28
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by haleylvsshammy    
    Congrats! I'm so happy to hear that this mare finally found a wonderful home!
    Actuaaaally..turns out I won't be taking her home.
    I made to trips to the ATM, and today readied the trailer. Drove two hours with my dad. His was it--the day we got to take Lakota home. I was so happy. But when we got there..it was a totall differnt animal. She was preppy peppy, and that didn't bother me, then ergot her out on a lead rope with the owner...and she charged my dad. He hadn't done anyhing to warrent it, and it all happened so fast. So the owner let out in the arena to run a bit, and she bucked and squeeled and juswas nothing likethe slug we liked so much the last two times wevseen her. Then, tried to lead her and she chomped down on a wrist...very very hard. I swear t was like she was a totally different animal. I knew at that point if I took her home it would be bad. Either I would hurt her and her training, or she would hurt me. Not might. WOULD. So I said no and drove away. Now I'm driving two hours towing an empty trailer. I think I kno now why she was for salefor so lOng. I feel so stupid...and discouraged.
    He even gave her calm ex this morning I guess.
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        10-07-2010, 06:02 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    Sorry about the spelling, by the way. Typing on anIPod touch is like trying to herd cats:IMPOSSIBLE!
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        10-07-2010, 06:15 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    :( Wow, I really hope an inexperienced owner does not pick up this horse. Sounds like the guy is lying to get rid of her for more than she's worth. Good job on walking away, that had to be hard, but definitely the right decision.
         

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