I need someone advice/input on this horse? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 38 Old 10-06-2010, 02:55 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ga
Posts: 1,311
• Horses: 1
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.
Rascaholic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 38 Old 10-06-2010, 04:05 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Imlay City, MI
Posts: 879
• Horses: 4
Congrats!!
mliponoga is offline  
post #23 of 38 Old 10-06-2010, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 253
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rascaholic View Post
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.
poultrygirl is offline  
post #24 of 38 Old 10-06-2010, 04:49 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,141
• Horses: 24
Congratulations!!

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #25 of 38 Old 10-06-2010, 05:31 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
Posts: 1,910
• Horses: 2
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.

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Plains Drifter is offline  
post #26 of 38 Old 10-06-2010, 07:34 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 32
• Horses: 1
yay! thats great ;)

The girl that wouldn't lift a finger in her room is thesame girl that would spend hours in the pooring rain mucking a stall <3 ~£loise~ + ♦Cloe♦
meemoicloee23 is offline  
post #27 of 38 Old 10-06-2010, 08:27 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: On my horse's back! Obviously!
Posts: 925
• Horses: 2
Congrats! I'm so happy to hear that this mare finally found a wonderful home!
haleylvsshammy is offline  
post #28 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 253
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by haleylvsshammy View Post
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
poultrygirl is offline  
post #29 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 253
• Horses: 0
Sorry about the spelling, by the way. typing on anIPod touch is like trying to herd cats:IMPOSSIBLE!
Posted via Mobile Device
poultrygirl is offline  
post #30 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 06:15 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Imlay City, MI
Posts: 879
• Horses: 4
:( 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.
mliponoga is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse people input cmright Horse Breeds 10 09-12-2010 10:32 PM
Plotting...any input? A knack for horses Horse Talk 28 08-01-2010 10:47 PM
Input please...... mvinotime Horse Health 6 03-07-2010 10:16 PM
Our horse feeding program - input requested Jarrett Horse Health 3 01-05-2010 02:28 PM
Thanks for the Input jennifer Horse Health 12 02-09-2007 11:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome