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    05-30-2012, 03:06 AM
New 2 year old, definately a project...

I am at work now after making a 5 hour round trip to go pick up our new 2 year old filly - so will have pics tomorrow... and I gotta tell ya, I got a diamond in the rough.

This filly is royally bred. I mean, ROYALLY BRED. An own daughter of R Big Time Fancy - multiple world champion, APHA world champion sire many times over, APHA leading sire, etc... Her mom is Zippo Pine Bar bred, her name is Zip a Pine Design, very, very nice mare and very nicely bred. The stud fee on R Big Time Fancy is now private treaty, and when I saw this filly's breeding I had to go look.

I go to look at her, she is a max white chestnut tovero, which is not close to my favorite color, but she is really nicely built with a pretty head. And about 200 pounds underweight. And she moves fantastic, if you overlook the fact that her feet apparently haven't been trimmed since she was a weanling and she has slipper feet and is standing on her heels.

We picked up her feet, fronts no problem, backs a little iffy - and put her in the round pen and saw a reallly nice mover despite the feet, saw just enough to decide to get her home and get her some groceries.

The lady was very nice and has some beautiful horses - but this one wasn't exactly the right color and was left to fend for herself in the pasture with a very fat, healthy two year old gelding. She wasn't doing a very good job. The lady admitted she hasn't really done anything with the filly, and she has never left the property or had any kind of training other than the basic halter and lead, so was willing to let her go cheap to a good show home that had the knowledge to fix her up and get her going.

I paid an insanely low price for a filly of her quality (less than 1,000 )- because underneath the ribs and the feet there is a pretty nice horse, I am sure of it - and got her home. Put her in a stall with a scoop of mare and foal and three flakes of a good grass/alfalfa mix that is much heavier in grass than alfalfa, and fresh water. I sent pics of her feet to my farrier who can't come until next Wed. At 8, but will start corrective trimming then, he is confident he can get her fixed up (or I would have passed on her). Vet is coming June 7 and we'll get her coggins and any tests they feel is needed, she already had her 4 way and west nile this spring.

I am sending in the transfer report tomorrow and can't wait to start on this new project - she is going to be fun, but I really can't understand why this little girl was allowed to get in this condition ... I guess the economy and a few too many horses... but regardless I am very happy to have her and look forward to starting with her!
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    05-30-2012, 03:21 AM
Best of luck with your new horse!
    05-30-2012, 01:52 PM
Here she is:

Her Registered name is (pending) Big Time Nice Ice. Any barn name suggestions?
    05-30-2012, 02:16 PM
How about Nikki? She's looks like a big puppy dog!!! My mare is a grand daughter to R Big Time Fancy!!! Just love the Fancy line!!
    05-30-2012, 02:20 PM
She's a cutie. I think you got a great deal :) Congrats and good luck with her.
    05-30-2012, 06:04 PM
WHAT!!!! You are so lucky! She's pretty and wowza on the pedigree.

But, I'm thinking she's frame overo. I don't see tobiano in her at all.

She may make a heck of a broodmare.
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    05-30-2012, 06:23 PM
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I don't really see frame or overo. I see a highly expressed tobiano with sabino. Just my opinion :)

She is gorgeous, though! Good luck keeping all that white clean
    05-30-2012, 06:29 PM
Wow nice! You got a great deal!
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    05-30-2012, 07:04 PM
Originally Posted by Kayella    
I don't really see frame or overo. I see a highly expressed tobiano with sabino. Just my opinion :)

She is gorgeous, though! Good luck keeping all that white clean
See the brown "framing" her back and down her rump? That makes her frame. She probably has splash, sabino and frame patterns.

If you plan on breeding/selling her, I'd get her tested for frame first so you can have the results on hand. I personally wouldn't test her if she was my horse because I think it'd be a waste of $25 when I see the pattern fairly clearly. I'd just be careful not to breed to another frame carrier...ever.

Here are some good pictures of frames with the similar pattern.

    05-30-2012, 08:18 PM
Thanks guys, I talked to APHA today because I did a rush transfer and had to submit pictures to get her registration straight - I will be interested to see what they mark her as - and thanks for the heads up on frame, I need to research it, it is all very interesting - and somewhat confusing

She is such a good girl :) I went out this morning and she wanted nothing to do with me - I had let her out of her stall and she was running around in front of the barn not letting me get within 10 feet. So I got Whiskey out, pet her in front of the filly, and then led Whiskey in the stall (its 12 by 24) - she followed us in, I led Whiskey out, and then spent another 15 minutes bribing the filly with grain until I could get the leadline around her neck to get the halter on. Left her stall door open and let her go in and out as she wished all day, kept going out with treats and feeding the others and letting her come to me so she could get a treat, and she really appreciated free feed hay.

So just a while ago I went out and she walked up to me, so I put the lead on, picked up her feet, brushed her down, and then pushed my luck and turned on the clippers... no reaction so I clipped her muzzle and eyes decided to end on a good note so ears will stay fuzzy for now...

Here's her pic after clipping being introduced to the girls -

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