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post #1 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Looking for Free horses`

Looking for free horses, realativly young horses please, no old ones, in the New England area. I am willing to pay up to $500. Please don't post if your horse can't ride or has major health problems. I don't care if its not trained. I would prefere a 2 year old, but up to 8 is okay. I am willing to take ANY kind of problem horses. I am very good with them and can train anything. Yes I know confident but I have the work to back it up. Please either message me, email me at prairiesands@gmail.com, or reply here.

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 11:41 AM
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If you are looking to take on free/project horses, it would probably be in your best interest to explain what kind of home you are offering. Most people willing to give away a horse that is too much for them are still wanting that horse to go to a good home. Proof of training, pictures of barn/pasture, vet references, farrier references, trainer references. Your intentions need to be very clear for anyone to consider handing over their horse.
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 11:47 AM
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Agree completely with Cori.

I have a 'free' horse, but willingly provided vet/farrier/personal references, as well as showed his previous owner pictures of where he was going, and told her what I intended to do with him.

Just because a horse might have no purchase price, doesn't mean its owner doesn't care about it and where it's going.

Besides, if you're as wunderkind a trainer as you say, why are you asking on an internet BB about free horses? I'd think people would be offering them to you everywhere you go.

Heck, I'm no trainer, and I can't go to the feed store without being offered 2 or 3 horses every week from random people.

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post #4 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 12:07 PM
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Not to pile on, that is not my intention but I did take a tour around your website and think that prospective donors of horses should do the same.
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 12:12 PM
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I am a little bit confused, your website says you don't know how you're going to pay for board on Tennille, so I'm not sure how you can afford to take on more re-training projects? Vet bills, farrier bills, board, etc... Just something to keep in mind. "Free" horses are never free...

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post #6 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Your right and I am not looking for a free horse right away... I have to wait for six months till I can board her becuase that's when the lease on tennille is up. I am only training tennille for the owners so they can use her. I have previously trained another problem gelding. He was sevon and wouldnt walk on and would try and buck anyone and everyone off. After about three months of constantly working with him he was ridable and still to this day rideable. I also understand your all concerns, but my parents are helping me out with all the money problems, and I should update my site. Which is why I am not looking for a horse until six months. I prob should have waited to post this till it was closer to the time, but I just wanted to see my options.

The stable I am boarding at has a website.. Index

Its a small farm but has an indoor, nice stalls, a great owner, two outdoor arenas, one jumping arena, a round pen, and the stalls are very spacious. I lived on a farm for 9 years working with horses almost everyday, also cows, goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, dogs, and cats. I lvoe animals and tend to be attracted to the "problem" ones. I love to train horses and work with them.. I don't ahve any refrences because I was on my own personal farm with my own personal horses/donkeys/mules. I am wlling to prove my riding skills by sending videos of me working with the horses and I am willing to meet with the parents of the horse numerous times in the future.

Thank you!
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post #7 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 12:24 PM
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Interesting. Speaking from personal experience, if you successfully train horses for others (and as you say you can train anything) numerous people will appear out of the woodwork, literally throwing horses at you, often freebies. Sometimes people you know, sometimes people you have never met, you would be surprised.

Sounds like you just need to get yourself out there and earn a reputation. It doesn’t materialize out of the sky.

Otherwise get yourself to the local auction. Plenty of cheap horses there in need of training I suspect.

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thnanks for the advice! I think I am going to check out the auction soon! :)
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 02:02 PM
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Heck, I'm no trainer, and I can't go to the feed store without being offered 2 or 3 horses every week from random people.
I was just offered two on Sunday!

Trained AND registered AND EVEN rideable!
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-23-2011, 08:02 PM
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Not to pile on, that is not my intention but I did take a tour around your website and think that prospective donors of horses should do the same.
Totally agree, now in our part of the US there are a couple of abusers (just don't understand these people) who obtain free horses and then allow them to starve. They have been recently "outed" so I am sure they will be moving on to a new location.

A woman can NEVER have too many horses.....
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