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    09-09-2012, 03:54 AM
  #11
Yearling
I've had a couple of freebies over the years - two Standardbred mares & a crossbred gelding!
My first horse was one - Bailey. She was four, green broke and I was a 16yo who only knew the basics of horse care... had been riding since 11 but not taught the "behind the scenes" as much as I thought - was a difficult start to horse ownership, but I owned her for 7 years and she taught me a lot - mostly what not to do!


My other was a beautiful mare, April who was left in a paddock by her owner & neglected. I looked after her and the property owner gifted her to me when they left the city. She was with me up until 2007 when I sold her as she had developed arthritis and I wanted her to slow down in work and teach someone else what she had me since she deserved it. She was put to sleep 1.5yrs ago and I miss her every day. She was super special, and still one of my most favourite horses.


My gelding JD was 3/4 TB, 1/4 Cleveland Bay. I don't have any photos of him sadly. I had him for two months, but we didn't click well under saddle and so he was rehomed with a lovely family.
     
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    09-09-2012, 12:06 PM
  #12
Foal
Well I've never actually gotten a "free" horse (I WISH!!), but I just thought I'd say that all the horses on here are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. It just goes to show that spending more money on a horse doesn't make it any better!:)
     
    09-09-2012, 01:01 PM
  #13
Trained
My Gracie was a freebie. A friend from work had a pair of QH's she bred three times. She made the decision to geld her stud and a few months later realized that he managed to get to Bandita one more time. When I decided to take Gracie [spur of the moment, stupid "I want a baby horsey" moment...] she just gave her to me. She was 7 months old and now she just turned 4. She's been a lot of fun, a huge learning experience, and I want to keep this horse her whole life.

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    09-09-2012, 01:20 PM
  #14
Green Broke
This is my freebie Demi. She is lame but one of the sweetest girls I know!
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    09-09-2012, 02:57 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Hunter was a freebie 3 years ago. The owner had gotten him at auction for $40. She was giving him away (although he need to be gelded and have hernia surgery). He came to me a scrawny little bot who has grown up to be my beautiful palomino.

This was when I first got him
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This was in July
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    09-09-2012, 04:36 PM
  #16
Yearling
Dakota & Scout were given to me by a co-worker that couldn't afford to keep them anymore. They have a few issues to work on, mostly feet, but are wonderfully broke.
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    09-09-2012, 04:59 PM
  #17
Started
Tequila's dam was my freebie. I don't have any pictures of her, but Tequila is my mom's favorite horse to trail ride on.

     
    09-09-2012, 09:55 PM
  #18
Foal
Hey guys, some beautiful horses here! My freebie is Jiguma aka jigs! She was given to me from the riding school I worked for, when the owners of the riding school retired and closed down they gave each of us girls were given a horse to say thank you! Jigy was my lead pony so it was a given she come with me! The rest of the 40 horses each went to loving homes for free to people they knew would love them. They have such great karma. :)

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    09-10-2012, 08:35 PM
  #19
Banned
Loving everyone's stories... I have always had a soft spot for Rafe since I first saw him on this forum Keep 'em comming guys!
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    09-10-2012, 08:52 PM
  #20
Foal
Sadly, don't think I have any pictures of my freebie but SOON he will have a horse profile on my page and hopefully a picture! Anyways, he's a little Dun mini pony. He was bred SUPER DUPER well, and I guess was supposed to be showed??? I'm not positive his show name, but I have his papers somewhere around this house. It was Cody Feather something? Does that ring a bell for anyone? Anyways, we call him Rocky <3 Got him from a girl. They were super close together and he was even in her wedding! Sadly, her daughter passed away and they wanted to have a big funeral, so big they wouldn't have enough money to keep him. We came and loaded him, and now he's ours! Best mini I ever seen or owned. AWESOME! Lets me pick up all his feet, mess with him, he's so awesome. I can hug on him and lead him around. Great with kids to. And I've taught him jumping. I want to try showing him. Wish me luck! Freebies truly ARE the best!!!
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