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    12-19-2012, 11:15 PM
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Weanling
Name idea for surprise horse?

Well, it's a long story but I decided to get my sister a horse, finally. I've noticed that she's been more active around her "care for" horse, a TB gelding who grazes on our paddocks because his owner is pregnant and she wants us to keep an eye on him. She also allowed us to do groundwork with him. But I know that this horse won't stay in my sister's care forever, because the owner is due in two weeks. I've thought about buying Fleet (the horse) for her, but he's a one-person horse and his owner loves him dearly. So I searched for a horse and I found a lovely gelding for free because the owner wanted to do a different riding discipline (dressage) and this horse is a hunter/jumper/trail riding horse. He's 9 years old and seems perfect for my sis. My sister has been riding for 6 and a half years. She knows how to jump and is confident around horses. This horse is a TB but he's really easy to handle, apparently. I'm going to have a look at him in 2 days, I will update you on how he behaves and how he rides. No, my sis won't be coming because it's going to be a surprise. Yes, I know she should get to know the horse but if we do get him home, we'll have him on trial to see whether he likes my horse and my sis. So...now I need a name. He's brown (no, not bay lol) and has a medium sized snip. Oh, I'll just post a pic.

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3646fa1d.jpg

It's not a very good quality pic but I don't have any better ones of him . Well, I thought I should call him Harz. Harz means "tree sap" in German and you say it like: "hearts." lol. I just like it. But maybe you guys have better ideas. His actual name is Jake, but a person that my sister really doesn't like has the same name! so yeah, he needs a new one. Any ideas??? oh and I sneakily asked my sister what she would call a horse that is black, brown, chestnut, bay, grey, palomino...etc and she said she's really bad with names an if she ever got her own horse, she would keep its old name or make me choose one.

P.S: if we do get him, he will arrive the day before Christmas without my sis knowing! She SO badly wants a horse, I can't wait to see the look on her face. If it all works out, I can post a vid of her reaction on here, because I'm going to film it secretly with my camera set up somewhere discreet.
     
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    12-19-2012, 11:24 PM
  #2
Trained
I am already suspicious that he is free. Unless the owner is very wealthy and can afford to simply give away a perfectly good horse, alarm bells would be ringing big time. I hope you are planning on getting him vetted before agreeing to a purchase.
Also, I know the prospect of a new horse is exciting, buttey not to get your hopes up too much. If you set your heart on a horse before even looking at it, you'll see it with rose coloured glasses and buy something potentially unsuitable. Always go to see a horse with a very critical eye.
Is your sister going to look at the horse with you? I would NEVER buy a horse got someone without their approval and having them see the horse first. It is like giving a complete stranger an engagement ring and hoping for the best!
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    12-19-2012, 11:55 PM
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Yearling
Well seeing you will get to have a trial period with the horse, I would get that in writing too......this way you will be able to see how your sister and the horse are together. It will take a bit to introduce your horse though, I always make sure when a new horse is introduced to a herd that they are kept in a pen where they all can check each other out over the fence first for a few days......keep us posted on how it goes!
     
    12-20-2012, 06:25 AM
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Trained
Last month Kyty I was given a 15.2 hand bay roan gelding that is beutifully trained because his owners were moving.
He is trained as a rope horse can do both steer and calf roping. They just know me and wanted him to go to a good hme.
I was going to put him up for sale after taking him to a few ropings. Jesus and miquel have used him while sorting and working the calves. They love him. Think he might have a permanent home.
OP if the horse is well trained and free go for it. Shalom
     
    12-20-2012, 09:17 AM
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Green Broke
He reminds me of a soldier or trooper. I second a vet check and written contract however good luck :)
     
    12-20-2012, 09:44 AM
  #6
Showing
The idea of surprising your sister with a horse is nice gesture but I've seen this backfire. Your sister should be part of the process. Have you spoken with Fleet's owner? When that baby arrives she may find herself too busy for horse time. You will be disappointed if your sister isn't attracted to the new horse and then what?
     
    12-20-2012, 09:50 AM
  #7
Foal
I double the "vet check" and "contract". Why not bring your sis along, telling her you're thinking of buying the horse for yourself?

....and if you do get the horse, why not let her name him?
     
    12-21-2012, 04:17 PM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Lunavi    
I double the "vet check" and "contract". Why not bring your sis along, telling her you're thinking of buying the horse for yourself?

....and if you do get the horse, why not let her name him?
Because she told me she's bad with names and she also told me if she would get a horse, she would let me name it. And also, I can't say I'm buying the horse for myself because I already have one and she doesn't. Oh and they don't want the horse because they're moving on to a different discipline (dressage) and this horse is a trail horse/ hunter. I'm also taking vids with my iPad and asking my sis about what she thinks about this "random" horse. She loves to critique horses. And yes, I'll get it vetted and the horse will be on a 2 week trial to see whether he likes my sis and other horses
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    12-21-2012, 04:49 PM
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Foal
What a great Christmas present! Sounds like you have it all worked out :) My horse was also free. Her owners had had her for a pasture ornament for 2+ years and figured she would be mutch better off with someone who could work with her. I have seen a lot of good horses for free lately im guessing due to the economy.
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    12-21-2012, 04:59 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by dbarabians    
Last month Kyty I was given a 15.2 hand bay roan gelding that is beutifully trained because his owners were moving.
He is trained as a rope horse can do both steer and calf roping. They just know me and wanted him to go to a good hme.
I was going to put him up for sale after taking him to a few ropings. OP if the horse is well trained and free go for it. Shalom

Interesting that they thought you were a good home, yet you were going to sell him right away.
Sure OP take the horse as if you were a good home, you could always sell it right away.
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