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        02-10-2013, 01:49 PM
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    Yearling
    QH mare 17yrs White Lessons horse

    I am going to look at a horse tomorrow! I do not have any pictures of the horse as of yet but I will post some when I look. It is a word of mouth sale from a relative. I am offered first choice, this horse has been used on trails and as a lesson horse for beginners. Just a trail/western horse. I think she may be the one!!! She has good age on her, or at least I think she does. The one thing I am concerned with is the White, I have never had to deal with a solid white, not a grey but white there is no dappling on her. What is some things I need to consider??? Thanks for helping me yall!! You all have been so great to me!
         
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        02-10-2013, 01:56 PM
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    Trained
    White is not a problem unless you want a clean horse.
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        02-10-2013, 02:07 PM
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    Green Broke
    A gray can be white with no dappling......and still be a gray.

    Both grays (dark skin) and whites (double dilute?) can be prone to cancers, just different kinds.

    Her skin color will tell you if she is gray or some sort of exotic form of white. But being a QH, I bet she is a gray. I think it was only in the last few years that AQHA allows double dilutes to be registered QH's.

    Pinto genes can also cause some white horses, but again, I doubt it would be a QH and still be solid white.

    Grays can get melanomas, especially in areas like under their tail, but if she isn't showing any signs yet at her age I wouldn't worry about it. I've had 3 grays and no melanoma problems yet (knock on wood).
         
        02-10-2013, 04:25 PM
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    Showing
    Being white could mean she's older than 17 as greys get lighter as they age. Be sure to have someone who is knowledgeable (vet) age her. She could be 25.
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        02-10-2013, 07:19 PM
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    Showing
    My paint has white face, and the problem I run into with her is that she burns her nose very easily (well yeah, besides it's a nightmare to keep her clean ). It IS manageable, but you may have to use long-nose fly mask on her in summer. Let us know how you like the horse! :)
         
        02-10-2013, 07:38 PM
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    Being white could mean she's older than 17 as greys get lighter as they age. Be sure to have someone who is knowledgeable (vet) age her. She could be 25.
    While this is true, being pure white could also mean that she's younger than 17.

    The gray in this picture was not even 8 years old. He was born black but was nearly white by the time he was 3, pure "white" by 7.
    How fast they gray, or how slowly, depends purely on genetics.




    Anyway, melanomas are something to watch out for with grays.
    However, if she has a few melanomas but is perfect otherwise, I would be pretty unconcerned about it.
    My gray mare, who's now 28, is basically riddled with them. She has them in her mouth, under her tail, all over her udder, under her jaw, etc, and she does just fine. They'll probably be a problem in ten years, if they continue to grow (at this point they pop up, then stop growing), but that's a problem for when she's 38.
    The ones inside her, that I can't see but know are there, are the ones I'm more concerned about.
    But in any case, she's already "very" old and she made it this far with tons of melanomas! :)
         
        02-10-2013, 07:58 PM
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    Yearling
    Thanks y'all!
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        02-11-2013, 12:45 AM
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    Showing
    Friends bought a nice friendly white mare. 13 said the seller. I was visiting a week later and friendly mare mosied up to me while the others chatted. I gave her a good once over and the owner said she'd foundered as she was getting off the trailer. I'd never heard that one before. The more I looked at this mare I realized she was not only not 13 but much much older. I looked at her teeth, how her hips had tilted forward, the way she walked plus her snow white coat. I told my friends that this girl was likely about 30. The vet confirmed her age.
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        02-12-2013, 01:38 PM
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    Yearling
    I didn't get to look as I wanted yesterday but, I am heading that way in a bit. I have refreshed myself on ages by teeth and its just a general look see how they click. My daughter will be going to see the horse several times before we buy. I will have a vet check her also. I will post pictures when I get back.
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        02-12-2013, 07:18 PM
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    Yearling
    *Pictues*

    So, me and my daughter go to look at this horse, we got there a little early so we went out with the owner to get her out of the field. (Which I like to do anyway) It was love at first sight!! My daughter grabbed the lead and instantly was bonded to this horse!!!! She brought her up to the area to brush her, we picked up feet, brushed tail. This mare stood straight ahead no flinch I stood back and watched her actions rubbed all over her as my daughter was brushing. I have never had a mare stand so still before!! My trainer/friend got on her first, then I and then my daughter. We spent a little over an hour with this horse. She is everything I was looking for! So what do you guys think? One of her back feet looks a little funny in the photo but, in person it is not like that.
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