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    11-16-2009, 12:48 AM
So there is this horse...

Its a long story...this is your warning... she is a light grey almost white ten year old Arabian mare out of champion endurance lines. Her name is Bause (means kisses in arabic lol) and I may be getting her for free. Why is this you may ask? Well here is the explanation of her free-ness...

Her owners think she is a nut. She was worked only on ground work the first five years of her life...and taught to rear on comand which hasnt helped her any... Her training has been inconsistant as well. Mike currently owns her...he is my friend dad...Mikes mom is the one who raised bause and did her ground work. Horse is a dream in the round pen. BUT mike has done all her saddle work...he is bi-polar and was very inconsistant.

Now don't get me wrong...she is a fantastic ride! Listens like an angel to all her cues but she is a stubborn brat and spooky. She's also known to just stop and not move if she doesnt get her way...Point is she has no manners unless lunging, but has amazing potential if someone would just actually mess with her...did I mention she hasnt been ridden in three years? Until I rode her today for nine miles on a trail ride...on which she was a perfect angel and I even galloped her racing another horse!

Also bause is picky about her people. If she likes you in weird because she doesnt like anyone besides mike and his the shocker...(drum roll) she loves me! Its the strangest thing! But I think I figured out why... eveyone at her current barn thinks she's a nut and treats her like a nut...thus she acts like one...when I started working there I treated her like a normal horse...i loved on her and treated her just like the other three they own. Now every time she sees me she runs to the fence and neighs at me.

Also her only real issue is she is terrified of thunder storms...she has to be stalled up everytime it storms...or there is heavy rain... she has been this way since it flooded a few years back and a tornadoe came within two miles of her barn...this last spring she took down 40 ft of fencing and sliced her leg on a t-post because she accidentally got left out during a storm...but she is fine now and sound as could be so no worries!

So to conclude I don't think she is a nut job like her current owners do...I think she is just a misunderstood and confused horse who needs a bit of structure in her training. I've got the riding experience and stubborness to match her stubborness and training issues so why not? And mike and danielle (his wife) both think im perfect for her and have decided if I can figure out where to keep her that they will give her to me for free...

As for finding a place I would keep her with my gelding at my boyfriends house except his mom is bestfriends with danielle and thinks bause is a nut she said I can't keep her there...but there is a ranch two miles from his house that boards horse has nice stall and turn out...ive worked there im thinking im going to talk to the owners about boarding bause there and working to pay for her boarding fees...

So any opinions on my possible new girl? Ill get pictures of her sometime...oh and thank you to anyone who took the time to read this mess lol
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    11-16-2009, 01:06 AM
Ive seen allot of "crazy" arabs. Most are just misunderstood. I say go for it. It sounds like she is very nice horse. :)
    11-16-2009, 01:47 AM
Congrats :) can't wait to see photos, and does this mean ur moving your gelding too ? Since it would save you the gas and time from traveling one place to the next ?
    11-16-2009, 10:22 AM
Sounds like a match made in Heaven!
    11-16-2009, 10:29 AM
Go for it, and best of luck, poor thing just needs love and consistancy
    11-16-2009, 11:22 AM
Go for it!!!
And no pics???????
    11-16-2009, 11:52 AM
It sounds as if you two have clicked. It's true...if you go in expecting a horse to act crazy, well, they probably will. You can handle her, you know her quirks and you're comfortable around her...and she I think you've found yourself a really nice girl. I look forward to seeing pics. L3
    11-16-2009, 11:58 AM
I've had Arabians for over 30 years and they can be a major handful, especially if you've primarily dealt with calmer breeds.

Bause sounds like she has some issues, and you're going to need to take time and be calm and patient with her over them. She sounds highly intelligent, as well as extremely sensitive. Which means you can't rough house her into doing what you want.

She's not 'stubborn', she has some real fear issues as well as having been left to act them out, because her owners all think she's a nutball.

I have a gelding who is a major spookmeister. I sent him to a professional trainer for 8 months, and although he's much better, he'll never be a beginner's horse. He's high strung, and can lose his mind in a tough situation.

Bause sounds a lot like Casper. Highly intelligent, but also very reactive. Horses like that CAN be good riding companions, but they're never going to be completely calm and bombproof, and you need to realize that.

If you think you can handle a horse like that, then good. But if she turns out to be too much for you, you owe it to HER to send her to a professional trainer. An animal like that can be ruined for life if not handled correctly.
    11-16-2009, 11:59 AM
Thanks everyone for the support! I got my parents on board with it and now all that's left is to go speak to the ranch owner :)

And as for moving my gelding too the answer is no...I don't have the time to work off boarding for two horses not to mention the ranch is only two miles down the road from where my gelding is kept so its not really that big a difference in gas lol

I really hope everything goes well today when I speak to linda...boading bause at the ranch is my only real option...if it doesnt work I wont be able to get her... and when we rode the other day another man on a another arab asked about her... danille got his number but she is giving me the chance to get her first... so everyone cross your fingers lol

And im going to try and get pictures up asap...she needs a good bath first though lol

And thank you speed racer for the advice...I wouldnt get into a situation where I couldnt handle the horse...and if I did I would get out of no and all the horses I've ever ridden have been highsturng and reactive so I think ill be fine...ive ridden a lot of arabs and my gelding is an appendix who has a lot more TB show through in him... I also helped brake my friends mare and that horse was absolutely horrid to mess with... and I've found patcience is my strong point with im hopinh this works out well! But if she does turn out to be to much for me I will seek a trainer out that I trust :)
    11-16-2009, 06:06 PM
I guess with the right person, she could be a good horse. She's going to be a ton of work in the meantime. I hope you have lots of time and patience on your hands.

Personally, I would pass. Then again, I'm a bit biased because I would rather have a 30yo grade pony than a champion Arab. They're my least favorite breed and I tend to not get along with them. So you might not want to listen to me.

If you really like her, go for it.

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