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        12-08-2012, 09:56 AM
      #191
    Yearling
    I found a quite nice looking four year old dark bay mare (with no white whatsoever which is strange because I usually prefer at least a star) and I messaged my instructor with a link to get her opinion. Her adoption fee is only $300 and she's in Pennsylvania so it's not too far away. Perhaps we could even take a trip down to meet her. She has a great pedigree too.. with Seattle Slew, Secretariat, Mr. Prospector, Bold Ruler, Northern Dancer.. with Secretariat and Mr. Prospector as her great/great great grandfathers.

    As for her conformation, her pasterns have a good angle (which matches her shoulder slope and as well as her hindquarters it appears). She is not over at the knee at all. Clean legs. Her hind pasterns have the same angle as her front pasterns and her legs seem to be well angled and she doesn't appear sickle hocked nor camped out. Her neck seems to come out at a good angle. She has a smooth topline with a slight uphill build. In her video, she had a nice floaty trot under saddle. She just needs work on balancing and just the basics. She does the same head raising as Indie, but as with Indie, I am confident that her head will come down as well with regular work. She also has nicely lengthed cannons and a refined face.

    I'm scared to post pictures because I'm worried that people might start e-mailing about her! She looks like a super nice horse even though she's not what I typically go for, colour-wise.. but that's what everyone has told me, colour is only a bonus!
         
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        12-08-2012, 10:23 AM
      #192
    Yearling
    Also, what are even the chances that an adoption facility would adopt a horse out to a sixteen year old? Considering the fact that they do have supportive parents, an instructor and have a vet/farrier lined up as well as a decent place to board.. and of course, lots of love and time to offer.
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        12-08-2012, 10:42 AM
      #193
    Trained
    That sounds really good.
    Don't know how that particular rescue handles adoptions, but I guess an adult gas to apply, references are needed, from your vet, your farrier, Laura, I guess proof of income....and you'll have to be fast. Read their requirements and apply asap
         
        12-08-2012, 10:49 AM
      #194
    Yearling
    I'm just praying that my instructor can reply to my message saying that she really likes her and my dad is onboard. The form asks for height/weight so I'm thinking my name needs to be on the initial one and I'll just explain everything and put my dad's number and all the reference numbers on there. I have no doubt that all my references will have great things to say though because everyone at the barn knew how much she meant to me and how I did my best taking care of Indie.

    I think approved applicants are supposed to come down and visit the horse.. so maybe if we send one in and get approved, we'll go on Christmas break and just ask them to perhaps hold off on any decision making until then although I doubt they'd do that.

    There was a whole flock of sparrows or some type of bird in a tree chirping so perhaps that was Indie telling me that it will work out in the end. If my dad says we can committ to sending in an application, we'll call up Laura, the farrier and the vet and get their permission to put them as references. Trying not to get my hopes up but this mare looks great and is apparently great on the ground as well.
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        12-08-2012, 10:52 AM
      #195
    Trained
    Im a firm believer that if it's meant to be it will be
         
        12-08-2012, 10:57 AM
      #196
    Yearling
    I'm starting to believe that as well, and that's what I told Indie.. to lead me to the right horse. This horse isn't even what I normally look for, but I am promising to look past that since I know colour is the least of my worries. After losing Indie, health and conformation are my top considerations.. followed by temperament.
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        12-08-2012, 11:02 AM
      #197
    Yearling
    After finding applicant requirements, I found out they only adopt out horses to people in the US.
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        12-08-2012, 11:24 AM
      #198
    Trained
    That's what I thought.
         
        12-08-2012, 11:30 AM
      #199
    Yearling
    Jore, I'm sure you'll find the right one soon enough.

    Due to financial hell, I never thought I'd be able to have a horse of my own. Working off lesson cost was the closest I ever thought I would get. Then I saw Reno on the TPR website, fell in love, and had to have him. I worked my butt off to find a place that would allow me to pay off board with labor and I brought him home on December 17 last year. If someone as unlucky as me can make her dream come true, I'm sure you can find a lovely horse. Not to replace Indie, but to forge a new and strong bond with.
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        12-08-2012, 12:15 PM
      #200
    Yearling
    Thanks everyone, I sure hope I can find a horse who will suit me in the long run. When I get to showing said horse, I'm intending on making the show name something to do with Indie. Since I had so many plans for her and I hope she can live on through this new horse in a way, perhaps giving him/her little tips and pointers.. but in a way, I hope the horse is a bit different than Indie, just so that it'll be harder to compare.

    I am also going to e-mail Amanda sometime to see if she has any new pictures of Tucker, who is Indie's two year old colt. I wonder if he's anything like his mom.
         

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