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        11-02-2013, 08:47 PM
    Thanks cowgirllinda....yes, these are all beautiful horses! Do most of you buy for pleasure, competition or just because you can't leave the horse where he/she is? :) also, what tends to be your budget per horse?
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        11-02-2013, 09:09 PM
    The last two I bought I got for broodmares. The one before them was a weanling I am raising and training for competition. My budget varies per horse, but I've been known to find some great horses at better prices :)
        11-02-2013, 11:40 PM
    Price: $950
    Distance: 3.5 hours
    4 year old dark dapple grey quarter horse gelding. Registered with AQHA. Green broke. Bought him for a resale project and will be selling him in the spring. His name is Dimensional Wrangler. He is now past green broke, but isn't that trusting of people. I am training him, then selling as a prospect for hunter jumper, or ranch horse, so he will get further training.

    Here he is:
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        11-02-2013, 11:50 PM
    Price: $3,500
    Distance: About 4-5ish hours away
    Description: "2010 Gray Incentive Fund Filly born 1/21/10. Sired by multiple point earning stallion Mr Good N Fancy and out the good show mare Believe In Stars, multiple point earner. This filly is big, pretty, and an exceptional mover. Very classy with her baby doll head, long thin neck, and gorgeous body. She in not only tall but very big bodied. Should make exceptional all around show horse."

    (^when she was just a yearling)
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        11-03-2013, 12:12 AM
    Loved reading these! :)

    What was the price? 950
    How far away was the horse from you? At at auction 1.5 hours away

    And info about the horse...
    Age: 3
    Discipline: at purchase, 60-90 (cant remember) days under saddle, western.
    Training: ^
    Breed: Papered Qh, not registered
    Was one of the last horses to come out of the auction gates that the "feeling." At first after I won him I got the "oh crap what did I do" feeling, lol! But we've learned a lot over the past couple months together and so glad to have this (most of the time) sweetie! :)
        11-03-2013, 12:24 AM
    $1500, sight unseen (eek, right?). He's a 17-month-old TWH. I've only had him for a week now, but he's been "mine" since May. You can see him in my avatar at 12 months. He's going through the gangliest yearling stage ever, so his current photos do him no justice. I paid $800 to transport him from Montana (700-800 mile trip). It's a lot, especially considering there are saddle-broke TWH's all around me for cheaper, but I specifically wanted an old-style walker, versus one with lots of modern show lines. I need an athlete with an amazing temperament, and so far, so good :) He's my forever horse, so I'm okay with what I paid.

    He has his ground manners down, there's not much I need to do with him. He was bred and raised on a cattle ranch with other horses until he came to me. I thought he would be a project until he's ready to work under saddle (just for the fact that he's a yearling), but I haven't come across anything I really need to work on him with yet! He doesn't spook at anything(I love him!). He's good with my kids and so far has let me do whatever I want to him. The ranch owner at the place I board at told me today he really likes him and can tell he'll be a great horse.

    He will be my trail horse and I hope to do some non-competitive long-distance and/or endurance riding with him in several years.

    *I went back and edited a lot out. I tend to ramble, especially since I don't have a single real-world friend that likes horses. So, it's always exciting to get to talk about him, lol.*
        11-03-2013, 12:34 AM
    Hmm, the last horse I paid money for was actually as a gift for my Dad. Untouched yearling buckskin gelding, registered AQHA from a local cutting horse breeder about 6 miles down the highway. Paid $1200 and it was worth every cent to see Dad's face when he opened the envelope containing Pokey's papers.

    Then, as a still virtually unhandled 2 year old

    Now, at nearly 10 years old

        11-03-2013, 08:29 AM
    Most recent purchase, Bailey - 16hh sorrel mare for my daughter to show.

    Price - won't disclose
    Info about her
    Age - 12
    Breed - APHA
    Discipline - HUS, WP
    Training - 4 time world champ (3 hunter under titles, one wp) and over 1,100 pts. Broke, broke, broke. Has had a few years out of the show scene so I am tuning her back up right now and DD will be showing her all around (SMS, HMS, HUS, WP, Trail, Eq) small fry, open & 4-H this next season. (DD is 8)

    Testing her out (she'd not been rode in about 4 months, pulled her out of the pasture and climbed on, buying for my kid, I want to see what I was getting without any lunging/groundwork prior to riding) and she was good. Obviously out of practice and needing a tune up but it's there for sure. Hate seeing myself in this pic, have gained 20+ lbs since losing Hondo & Missy both this year, losing them killed my desire to ride.
    Her cute little face watching DD run down the barn aisle to come ride. They are getting along wonderfully!
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        11-03-2013, 08:53 AM
    An hour and a half away
    She was 9 years old. 15hh. Grade paint mare. Finished in western games. Healthy with no vices.
        11-03-2013, 09:04 AM
    Originally Posted by Labrador    
    Thanks cowgirllinda....yes, these are all beautiful horses! Do most of you buy for pleasure, competition or just because you can't leave the horse where he/she is? :) also, what tends to be your budget per horse?
    I bought my horse to compete with. The place she was at was lovely. My grandma was trying to get me to spend 1200. That was a joke. One of her friends that is into cart horses was looking for horses for me and was finding all these older rescues. She knew nothing of gaming and doesn't let gamers board at her barn. I wanted to compete so I said nope, not happening and called up my trainer. A few weeks and $6000 later I became the owner of a finished barrel horse.

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