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post #11 of 21 Old 01-16-2009, 11:21 PM
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I like the sound of her :) Sounds spunky, just needs some manners. She has a lot of really good qualities. No doubt she will be a handful though. As far as I know all babies bite and try to pull stuff on you. It can lower your confidence REAL quick, which they in turn pick up on and take over the dominiance roll. If you had the time and energy to be able to constantly fight for alpha mare position for the next year or two, then she could be a great horse. She really just needs the time put in her. Good luck in your decision....I think she's beautiful.
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post #12 of 21 Old 01-17-2009, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I like a lot of things about her too. I was working with her last night and just got a LOT more pushy with her. She really responded to that and did not try to do anything more than nibble on me, which she quickly got popped for. The next thing I need to try to overcome is her kicking when I pick up her back feet.
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post #13 of 21 Old 01-17-2009, 01:21 PM
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I had to overcome that with my gelding as well. Part of it was me not being comfortable picking an untrained horses feet ;) and thinking that how would I handle it if he kicked. Honestly, as long as you are standing right and have a good grip on her she can't kick to bad at you. When he tried a couple times, my farrier told me to NEVER LET GO and push it inwards so they end up kicking their other leg. Then once they calm down, take a deep breath and continue on your business. It's also harder for them to kick when you pull it straight back when you're picking (im sure you already knew that). Now if they are trying to REALLY lash out give them a big whop on the butt or wherever you feel comfortable. I mean firm! Not abusive but enough to say hey im the boss. Just like you go after her when she bites, kicking is not a habit that is acceptable. So you go after her with a sharp tone in your voice and make that situation uncomfortable. But just be aware of your surroundings so no one gets hurt. And she has to be on a really quick release tie just in case too. My gelding looked at me like "oh gosh im so sorry!" lol With the babies, like I said, you are always going to fight for something, but over time you will see it pay off. Now we're sure that she has no back or hip pain right? Because that would also cause to kick out.

I tell ya, that's sign of a great minded horse when they get themselves stuck in a pickle and don't panic. That's why I think she would make a great little mare with a lot of training. Congrats on having a good training lesson with her!
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post #14 of 21 Old 01-17-2009, 01:52 PM
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With her issues around here, you would be lucky to get 500. Since she is not riding age and has not really been trained for much, there is not much market. Most people in my area are looking for horses that are broke or at least started. Unless you could find someone who is interested in a "flip" horse. But most people would not pay much for that when they can go to a sale and get horses bred nearly as well as your filly for 50 or 75 dollars that is 3 and ready to start riding. Unless you were lucky and found someone who just fell in love with her, I don't think you could sell her for much more than 500 here.

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post #15 of 21 Old 02-05-2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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She looks thin.
Somehow, I overlooked this comment...

She did lose some weight when we first brought her home. I bought her from the breeder, so she has been on the same piece of property since she was born, until now. She was stressed and ran around constantly. She is a bit ribby right now. But she DOES get fed very well. She eats hay 4 x per day and gets fed twice per day. She gets Vita Flex Accel once per day.
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post #16 of 21 Old 02-05-2009, 08:52 PM
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I don't think she's skinny....just a young'un
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post #17 of 21 Old 02-05-2009, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think she's skinny....just a young'un
Thanks, I don't think she is either. I definitely don't want any extra weight on her with growing legs.
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post #18 of 21 Old 02-06-2009, 12:15 PM
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I have to say that I think you are in way to of a hurry to sell. You just bought her, and like all two year olds there are lots of things that she needs work on. I would work with her before decided to just sell quickly. I honestly wouldn't pay more than $500 for a two year old that has respect issues. Hold on to her and try to work some differences out with her. You paid a good dollar for her and if you sell you willi probably lose money. She has online for along time before you bought her as well, rememer that.
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post #19 of 21 Old 02-06-2009, 02:27 PM
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Whew!

You have your hands full with that horse! I don't think you could sell her for very much if at all, until she learns her place in the "horse to human" relationship. You defiantly would not want to try working with her if you're pregnant. I suggest you get a professional trainer help you, to be on the safe side. However, be sure to tell him/her all of the horse's bad or dangerous habits so they will know what they are getting into. I will say, she is pretty just the way she is though . Still, it wouldn't hurt for her to shape up some, but that will come with training and exercise. I don't believe in giving a horse artificial steroids that make horses muscles protrude like a boxers or body builder's .

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post #20 of 21 Old 02-06-2009, 02:34 PM
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Oops!

Oops, somehow I missed the second page! Lol! Well, it looks you've accomplished some training with her. Good job!

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