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        05-03-2013, 10:17 AM
      #31
    Cat
    Green Broke
    I'm not a fan of the 3rd one - especially his neck. The 1st one is my favorite and the 2nd one looks like he would make a decent trail mount.

    But $1000? Yikes! You might want to check into the TIP program. You get a gentled mustang for the normal adoption fee of $125. Awesome program - that is how I got my mustang. Even if there are not adoptions in your area there might be a TIP trainer.
         
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        05-03-2013, 11:22 AM
      #32
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    [QUOTE=aharlov;2417058]This is similar to what I read in that equine magazine -
    Theres lots of good info out there and being prepared is always better than having to sort the problem after it happens
    I think you probably do need to look around at other possibilities for locating a mustang and maybe other breeds too. Think about why you want one and what it is that attracts you to them - if its just to have a nice trail horse then other breeds will do that job - if its something about the breed appearance then stick to your plan.
         
        05-03-2013, 12:18 PM
      #33
    Green Broke
    I really don't like Vinnie's front feet. They look under slung and the pasterns look long.
    Dillon is over the knee in the front and looks a little long backed in the 1st photo's, but in the 2nd set he doesn't look as bad.
    Dood looks good in the moving pictures, but in the ones where he's standing still I don't like the way his neck connects. He also looks a little ewe necked.
    I agree with Smrobs and don't think they are worth the asking price, but I'm partial to Dillon. I thinks its just cause he looks like a love bug, and reminds me of our guy, Havok.
         
        05-03-2013, 12:36 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    Dillon is super super friendly which draws me to him. Vinnie has a sweet nature but is not comfortable with people yet...
    What are the issues with a "ewe" shaped neck?
    Again.. I am just looking for a pleasure riding trail horse. One that will stay sound though.
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        05-03-2013, 09:21 PM
      #35
    Green Broke
    I'm by no means an expert so keep that in mind.
    It's my understanding that a ewe shaped neck can affect a horse's balance and ability to collect potentially causing back issues later on.
    For what you want he would probably be fine.
         
        05-04-2013, 12:04 PM
      #36
    Weanling
    Man, New England just must be really expensive. It is near impossible to find any sound, healthy, sane horse under-10-year-old horse for less than $1500 where I'm from. Either they are badly misrepresented (and end up lame later) or there's some issue (bucking? Rearing? Biting? Kicking? Take your pick). I even scour rescue situations and ads online and at the local hay/feed co-op.

    That being said, I do now have my heart set on a mustang, which are also few and far between in New England.

    I see so many ads for horses in the west for $600 and people negotiate DOWN on the price. For me that would be a STEAL!... like, this horse must be dying, it's $600?
         
        05-04-2013, 01:55 PM
      #37
    Green Broke
    I love Rescues and bless them for what they do. You got remember though their trying to recoup some of the costs and time they put into the horse which is totally understandable.
    However, for a grade horse especially one that hasn't been ridden that's way too much. Around here you wouldn't expect to pay more than $500 for that.
         
        05-04-2013, 02:22 PM
      #38
    Green Broke
    I just love this pic.............



    I am a sucker for a buckskin also. Hard to tell which to choose from the pics you have posted. I would not be able to choose without seeing better conf. Pics or in person. They personality is a biggie also.
         
        05-04-2013, 02:51 PM
      #39
    Green Broke
    You should go handle each horse and spend time. Go see which horse you 'click' with. You may find that one horse will respond better to you than others. If Doodle is rideable, ask to see him ridden, and then ride your self. Our Mustang is 30 something yrs old, it takes less feed to keep him healthy and his Feet are fantastic. He is old and grumpy now , around 14 hh, so just used on occasion for kids to ride.
         
        05-04-2013, 04:40 PM
      #40
    Weanling
    Stevenson- they have offered to show how he rides, and then have me hop on, so that's exactly what I plan on doing with Dood :) It's a good sign they will let me on him, I guess that means he can't be too bad.

    Some more pictures of Vinnie, maybe better confirmation pics? Again - I know NOTHING about confirmation.

    vinnie3.jpg


    vinnie4.jpg
         

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