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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I am almost 100% sure that the man was playing mind games with you, going with the 'save the pretty little pony' act to play your heart-strings and get you to take her, and quickly. I'm even more sure when I hear the stupid remarks he used, such as about the horse meat and keeping her hide. It happens every day with idiots who don't want their horses, and people rarely follow through with these silly threats. Still, she's a nice little horse and might make a good mount with training.
I also doubt what you've been told about her history. She is either around three years old OR was used by a little girl for driving, most likely not both. Horse are rarely started for driving before three years old (don't get me wrong, it does happen. Just not often) and if she was winning ribbons and such, she is almost guarenteed to be over three years old. More like atleast six.
I'm a bit puzzled about her age though, as she appears to have some sort of sway back, but an otherwise young looking build. Perhaps you have more pictures of her?
I would get a vet check on her, to get an estimated age, and go from there. Assume that she knows nothing, just incase she is an unbroke three year old, and be patient! She'll come around.
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