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Shoebox 03-25-2013 08:49 PM

Horse for sale: 17 hand Percheron/Quarterhorse
 
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Right now he's a big huge fatty. He needs some work, and because he's so big with light-boned legs I wouldn't advise jumping him too high (small jumps like on trails are fine with some buildup). I don't know if he's show worthy in terms of looks but he'd be great in WP or on trails.

I just want him to go to a good home without Craigslisting him. If you're interested I'm sure we can work something out, even in another state. He is in Minnesota right now - Let me know.

Here are some pics / a video. The bottom is from last summer, he was very sun faded out. The winter pictures/video are recent, from a few weeks back.

Here's an album, since for some reason HF won't let me upload them (keeps crashing).

Photo Album - Imgur

Video


RiddlesDarkAngel5 03-25-2013 11:36 PM

Hes really cute! Looks like a really sweet boy too. Wish i had the finances; id definitely be interested. Good luck finding him a new home!

tasunke 03-28-2013 09:15 PM

Can you get a video of his under saddle? How much are you asking?

hemms 03-28-2013 09:25 PM

Yes please. Price, age, history. My hubby's gelding is getting ready to retire. We'll never sell old Bill, but we're keeping our eyes, hearts and gate open, just in case the right buddy comes along!

We're the recreational camping/trail riding type of family. Hubby's a natural, kind but firm rider. Likes an honest tryer, a buddy game for fun trails, safe to haul, etc. please share age and temperament.

We live right on top of you, in Manitoba.
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Shoebox 03-28-2013 10:41 PM

Thanks for the interest! We do have two people to look at him nearby, but that may very well fall through.

I may be able to get an under-saddle, but it'll take a while. I don't see him too often, since he's with my other half, and I have only ridden him a few times. Like I said, he's maybe advanced greenbroke - so nothing too fancy under saddle. He doesn't have tons of ground manners, because his current rider thinks it's 'cute' when he gets up in his face, but again it doesn't take too much for him to back off. He's getting much better about going on trails by himself (he used to only go in groups - he was a trail horse for a company that did trail rides).

He's 10 years old, 11 in April, and he is an incredibly friendly horse. The most friendly I have ever met, and pretty laid back. He really doesn't get very angry at anything - but he's a bit stubborn, which makes him seem dumb or forgetful. He's not stupid - I have ridden him with a slightly firmer hand, and it makes a major difference in his performance. He needs someone who will be gentle (He gets upset and sulky at heavy reprimand) but firm with him - if you don't quite know what you're doing, he knows, and he'll test you to get out of work. (He often "forgets" how to do things that he had down perfectly the last ride, because he can get away with it with his current rider). He loves face scratches and is the first to come get pets in the pasture. He always seems happy, and he just got all of his shots (5 way, strangles and west nile) and a hoof trim.

An absolute lover. Would make a great trail horse, as he pretty much either likes or doesn't mind other horses. I've never seen him bite or chase one off- if anything, he's TOO friendly sometimes, and will occasionally have the marks to prove it. He likes the trails, but is a teensy bit spooky at some things - he'll get over it with time and exposure

I'm not sure what we're looking for for him. It depends on a few factors (if he's being hauled, if his tack comes with, etc). I know very well that as a green horse he isn't worth tons. If these other two people don't take him we're open to offers.

He is a bit herdbound since we took his sister (I brought her to school). I don't think it should be too hard to fix, but since his rider only sees him once every week or two, he just doesn't have the time to fix it. I'm guessing it'll get a bit better if he were to move, since he'd have all new horses around.

So, a summary. Incredibly loving. A bit stubborn. Friendly to other horses. Started on trails. I have no idea about hauling/loading, we've never done it. Getting very good at standing for the farrier. Needs a firmer hand than what he's got, but it's not hard to correct his behavior when he really does know what he's supposed to be doing.

I'll keep you all updated on the two possibly buyers

hemms 03-28-2013 10:57 PM

Thanks for the info. I'm guessing he doesn't have coggins? We'd need that to get him over the border, and we'd come take a look at him with trailer in-tow. I never visit a horse more than an hour away without hitching up. ;) That said, I'd sooner haul back empty than tangle with the wrong match. we're honest with ourselves when it comes to what we're looking for and have 3 amazing geldings to show for it. Money willing, they'll never leave us!

Keep us posted!
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Shoebox 03-28-2013 11:01 PM

If the other two fall through we will get one drawn up before you make the trip, if you choose to do so. Also, a health exam, so you know he's healthy (if fat). We were going to get it all done today, but because the last match fell through we just got the shots done.

nherridge 03-29-2013 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by hemms (Post 2061426)
Thanks for the info. I'm guessing he doesn't have coggins? We'd need that to get him over the border, and we'd come take a look at him with trailer in-tow. I never visit a horse more than an hour away without hitching up. ;) That said, I'd sooner haul back empty than tangle with the wrong match. we're honest with ourselves when it comes to what we're looking for and have 3 amazing geldings to show for it. Money willing, they'll never leave us!

Keep us posted!
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You sound like the type of owner I am looking for, for my gelding!

Shoebox 03-29-2013 02:05 PM

I was just informed that he did indeed get a coggins and health exam on Wednesday. The coggins isn't available yet, but he checked out health wise, we can ask for the printout anytime.
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hemms 03-29-2013 05:58 PM

Of course, now that it comes down to it, hubby is back pedalling. "Bill's not really ready to retire. He has plenty left in him." The man has GOT to know better by now than to set me inquiring... I've already got truck hitched trailer and he throws the whole plan in reverse. So, I guess we're not ready yet. :( Sorry to have gotten your hopes up and wasted your time. Tire kicking is SO not my MO.

He sounds like a real gem with potential to be one solid trail partner. Good luck!
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