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        11-01-2013, 02:21 PM
      #11
    Showing
    As a 2yo (first time under saddle) in 2011:


    As a 4yo in May 2013...he's grown since this pic:

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        11-01-2013, 02:39 PM
      #12
    Started
    $1400 , 14 yo green broke solid Paint mare. 14.3 h. I wanted a mellow one for trail riding, a horse that would match the speed of my husband's Paint gelding...slow. I got it (sort of). This is the slowest horse God put on the planet! But I really do like her.
    That's her in the avatar.
         
        11-01-2013, 02:44 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    1500
    About an hour away
    6 years old, green, w/t/c little jumping. Came with a buck, which we tested for lymes and he was positive so we believe bucking started from pain then became habit when he saw it got him out of work. She would try riding him, he'd buck, so he'd go back out in field for months lol. Worked with a trainer, and treated him and he became a different horse. Now we're having troubles again a year later though :( confidence killer

         
        11-01-2013, 02:45 PM
      #14
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Dustbunny    
    $1400 , 14 yo green broke solid Paint mare. 14.3 h. I wanted a mellow one for trail riding, a horse that would match the speed of my husband's Paint gelding...slow. I got it (sort of). This is the slowest horse God put on the planet! But I really do like her.
    That's her in the avatar.
    Ha I'd like to "race" her against little paint pony mare at the barn I'm at. We sometimes would record our trail rides with iphone app, at one point we were only going 1.6mph...LOL I'd have to constantly stop my horse and wait for her to catch up
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        11-01-2013, 03:00 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Price: Free
    1.5 hours (In Michigan we measure distance in time lol)
    And info about the horse...age, discipline, training, breed, etc. post pics of you want :)

    He's 7, western pleasure, supposedly dead broke, quarter horse. He was a rescue. He's 16 hands. We've started working with him lightly but will start really working him come spring or whenever he's back up to weight.

    This is what he looked like when we picked him up from his prior home.

         
        11-01-2013, 03:12 PM
      #16
    Started
    The horse in my Avatar. She was 2500 I believe (I think they were asking 3500 and we got them down in price because she had papers but they hadn't been sent in yet). Definitely overpriced, but again bad situation and I was determined that she was going to have a better home. She was about 20 minutes away from my house.

    She was 4 at the time, very little handling, some abuse in the past, not a horrible weight, but not fed right either. She was virtually unhandleable when I got her. Spent quite a while just to be able to catch her, so she could get turned out and run around like a normal horse. Feet were horrible, still had her wolf teeth, and they were huge. Such a sweet horse once she realized that I wasn't going to hurt her. She had the breeding to be worth quite a bit if she had been shown, and was actually registered at the time, owner/breeder didn't seem to understand the times, and that an unbroke unhandled 4 year old mare with papers, but not actually registered wasn't worth 3500. But she's in a great home now, and was definitely a great learning experience for me! Love her to death, and miss her greatly.
         
        11-02-2013, 01:01 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    Was not in the market for any more horses. Went to buy some used corral panels and this lady had a herd of very starved horses. The story about that is long and sad. Anyway, while hubby was getting the panels I was talking to the lady about the fact that she wasn't going to be able to get much out of them because of their condition, registrations (they were quarter horses and she had some really nice bloodlines) were not transferred into her name on the mares & stallions and foals hadn't been registered at all, and the market was just crap.

    A little dun 2 year old colt came and buried his head in my chest and she offered to give him to me. Went back the next day to pick him up and I handed her 200 bucks and told her to use it to buy some hay or grain for the others. Also talked her into giving some of the rest away and letting me put the word out to my circle of horse friends, who in turn passed the word to others. I think about 18 of them went to new homes before she had a melt down and wouldn't turn any more loose.

    Most have probably seen these pics but I'll post them again.

    Cutter, just off the trailer. A bag of bones and the reason the picture doesn't show just how skinny he was is because of the long hair and the fact that his entire body was covered in burrs.



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    2 1/2 years later

         
        11-02-2013, 01:30 AM
      #18
    Trained
    Cost: $3000
    Horse: Smoke The Chex, "Lexi".

    She is a fantastic bay QH mare, big stopper and lots of turn in her. Her lead changes never really did get there, but she will be an easy changer once I mess with her more. She's Mom's horse though.

    Sorry, no pics, as facebook isn't working right now.
         
        11-02-2013, 04:41 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Gorgeous horses, everyone.
         
        11-02-2013, 05:45 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    $3000.
    My first, last and only horse I ever bought :). Leo (CF Masterpiece), 9 yr old (at the time) Morgan x Paint cross (only color registered).
    Dressage trained and had gone several Training Level and one Level 2 test (skipped Level 1) where he scored in the 60s.

         

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