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    05-02-2013, 05:18 PM
Originally Posted by jaydee    
On paper I like Vinnie the best but I would never recommend a horse without seeing it in the flesh - and you should also get a PPE - even if the horse is 'free'.
Since they're all coming with 'baggage' from past experiences and are unridden then I'm assuming you've either got a good trainer on hand or you've got real time experience of handling these sort of horses.
A cheap horse like this can end up costing you more in the long term that a good ready made one
Since they are all good doers don't forget they will be high risk laminitis horses which is going to mean restricting grazing in the late spring through to late autumn.
jaydee - I didn't say the horses were free.

The first two are from a mustang foundation. They were rescued a year ago and have been in training for a year to rehabilitate them. They are very sweet. I don't know if you have mustangs - but the gene for laminitis is incredibly rare, as mustangs will laminitis die off in the wild and therefore do not further along the gene. Very few mustangs EVER end up unsound. They have been grazing their entire life, since caught from the wild. These ones have amazing feet, as the mustang foundation they are with (in NH) has a barefoot specialist on site, as well as a dentist and a vet.

The first two are available for $1000., and if I want to continue training with them on the farm after purchase, it is $1800 to work with them three times a week for 4 weeks and they nearly guarantee a trail ready 'stang. They have been doing this for a few years and have placed many horses. They were also in the movie "Wild Horse, Wild Ride," the documentary. (The farm was, not the horses for adoption).

The last one has no abuse in his past whatsoever. I am not sure what the woman is asking at this point.
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    05-02-2013, 05:22 PM
Here are some more pictures of Vinnie, since he seems to be the crowd favorite.
OH, his EARS! Donkey ears ;)
These two are with me and my friend leading him around when we met him last weekend.



Sadly, I didn't take any more pictures of Dillon... here's another I found online.


Here is another of Dood:


(I don't like that picture as much- looks a bit scruffy)
    05-02-2013, 10:55 PM
More pictures of Dood -

I just happen to have the most pictures of him, thanks to his current owner :)





    05-02-2013, 11:10 PM
I really like, dood the best.. is that pronounced 'dude'? Its drivin me crazy wonderin, lol. theres just somethin about a buckskin!

I like, vinnie too. The bay is also cute..
    05-02-2013, 11:11 PM
Yeah.. his name is "Yankee Doodle" and the owner calls him "Dood" .. I don't like the name :-\ but he has had it for 12 years, so what can I do ?
    05-02-2013, 11:16 PM
Originally Posted by aharlov    
I don't know if you have mustangs - but the gene for laminitis is incredibly rare, as mustangs will laminitis die off in the wild and therefore do not further along the gene. Very few mustangs EVER end up unsound..
I don't want to hijack your thread, so please if you want this question ignored here OP I'll take it to another thread.

I have never heard of a 'laminitis gene'. It was my understanding that mustangs, and other wild horses don't get laminitis because they are on poor grazing with much exercise to find food (ie. The healthiest way to keep horses).

So if you were to take a wild horse, and put it into a man-managed pasture full of lush green grass,it is almost guaranteed to get laminitis.

NB I'm not implying at you will do this OP, just meaning that any good-doer type horse such as a Mustang, or Welsh, or Canadian, will be at risk from Laminitis if they are put on good grazing.
    05-02-2013, 11:18 PM
Hm.. maybe you are right. I had read in an article in Equine Journal (or Equus??) that mustangs rarely got laminitis because horses with soundness issues died off and the gene wasn't passed on. I guess I just read that and ran with it.
What does "good-doer" mean?
    05-02-2013, 11:23 PM
Vinnie in spite of the ears......OH MY LOWERED THOSE EARS! LOL! I don't like Dood's long back.
    05-02-2013, 11:32 PM
Originally Posted by aharlov    
What does "good-doer" mean?
British English for Easy Keeper. Or 'Air fern' as I have seen some say on this forum
    05-02-2013, 11:42 PM
Just wondering, but is there any particular reason why you're going with these instead of looking into the BLM adoption process?

No offense, but for $1000, I'd dang sure be wanting a horse that was going decent under saddle. With horse prices like they are, none of those horses are worth their asking price. Also, 3 rides a week for 4 weeks is only 12 rides, you will not have a steady trail horse after only 12 rides...and their training prices are a little astronomical. $800 for 12 rides?

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