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post #11 of 19 Old 07-06-2014, 12:08 AM
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I like the mare much more but since she's not an option that's that.

JW if you don't want an untrained horse why did you get a yearling?
I think she may have been implying that 5YO is too old to be so green?
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post #12 of 19 Old 07-06-2014, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. We emailed Steve Mantle with more questions xD and am waiting to hear back from him as well from BLM about our application.

Yogiwick, the yearling has some training and I've heard all over the place that younger horses are easier to gentle than the older ones. Plus, Steve says he'd be a good beginner's horse but find a trainer to saddle train him. I have the feeling he's going to be the right choice. :)

Also, if anyone can help me figure out how to get pictures on here from my phone, please let me know! :)
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post #13 of 19 Old 07-06-2014, 12:36 AM
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I would ask for a good conformation picture.
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post #14 of 19 Old 07-06-2014, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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I don't know much about confirmation and don't know how to post pics.
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post #15 of 19 Old 07-06-2014, 12:24 PM
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Check out the sticky thread in this section. You want the horse standing square and parallel to the camera. I would advise getting some good conformational pics of the colt since he seemed a little wishy washy in some pics. Cute definitely, but you can't ride cute!

I upload to a site like imgur.com and copy paste.
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post #16 of 19 Old 07-06-2014, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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I thought of, if we get him, to take a pic and email it to myself and try to post on a computer. Don't know if that will work. Or else take somebody you knows some about it and show them the horse, I don't know. :)
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post #17 of 19 Old 07-06-2014, 01:08 PM
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Well the only issue is once you have him your stuck with him, even if he has major conformational issues.
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post #18 of 19 Old 07-06-2014, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, so Steve replied back saying he looks like an athlete, good legs, and a short back. And he guesses the colt will grow to be 14.2 - 15 hh which is a +.

If he turns out to have conformation issues that'll.cost us.some $$ we may.be able to get a replacement, doubt it, or just sell. I don't know, we'll.just have to wait and.see :)
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post #19 of 19 Old 07-06-2014, 03:32 PM
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If you look at the information on the mare, she is 5 years old and was captured in 2009. Simple math, she was a foal when she was captured, why she has spent several years (almost her whole life) being unhandled or adopted, I have no idea. The yearling gelding was born while in a holding yard after his dam was captured. Obviously the two have been treated differently and the 5 year old mare would be like training a range bred horse, which many of the ranch bred horses in my area get little to no handling for the first several years of their life.
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