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post #41 of 81 Old 11-11-2010, 01:56 PM
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Hey PoultryGirl, I was just wanting to check up with you and see if you were still planning on coming to the black Friday sale in Indiana. If so, please give as detailed as possible list of what you are looking for as far as training. That will help me when I help you find and look at horses. I have three horses that I am helping to sell so depending on when they go in will allot how much of the day I can help you. I will be there bright and early (around 8 or 9 am).

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post #42 of 81 Old 11-12-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hey PoultryGirl, I was just wanting to check up with you and see if you were still planning on coming to the black Friday sale in Indiana. If so, please give as detailed as possible list of what you are looking for as far as training. That will help me when I help you find and look at horses. I have three horses that I am helping to sell so depending on when they go in will allot how much of the day I can help you. I will be there bright and early (around 8 or 9 am).
Hey Althena I am still planning on going (I cant give a 100% for certain til I'm actually there. Travel plans are still up in the air.)
But If I'm going to be there I will for sure let you know a few days prior to auction.
And as far as training, something with either a really willing attitude or sound sane and honest. I'm not an advanced rider and I need something well broke. Doesn't have to be a dead head or quirk free, but broke is a must.
I have my heart set on a arab but I guess will see. The right horse might be a different breed. I dont know til i see it ya know?
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post #43 of 81 Old 11-12-2010, 08:20 PM
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Amarea and I went again today, and brought two more home from Shipsy. Both kill pen horses, we'll see how they turn out. Yearling mule molly and 12 y.o. leopard appy mare. Also got to meet up with fellow HFer JenKzoo there - it was great meeting you Jen!

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post #44 of 81 Old 11-12-2010, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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FLASHY APPY! My shallow side says I wouldnt say no to an appy that looked like that, even if I knew it was stupidly impractical. Haha. Let's grapht an arab head, onto an appy color pattern..and voila! Okay, I'm just joking, but they're gorgeous! Do you have any clue about their pasts/training? Congrats on the win!
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post #45 of 81 Old 11-12-2010, 08:58 PM
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Nope. No clue, but that's typical with auctions and even more typical of kill pens. There was another one just like her in the same kill pen and another one that ran through the ring but I don't know what he went for.

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post #46 of 81 Old 11-12-2010, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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So you have no idea if she's broke? I guess it's just kind of a hit/miss kind of deal, huh? How much was the appy? I can't believe someone would throw them away like that
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post #47 of 81 Old 11-12-2010, 09:07 PM
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The kill pen horses tend to run under $400 with the exception of the draft horses. As long as they aren't injured, the drafts tend to run about $500-700.

Almost all of the horses there are hit or miss. Even the ones being sent through the ring. Unless the owner is right there or they have them saddled, it's best guess.

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post #48 of 81 Old 11-12-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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So why did you pick the appy? Is there something that just stood out to you? Just curious when they're all slumped together how you pick one that stands out
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post #49 of 81 Old 11-12-2010, 09:23 PM
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The appy caught my eye because, apart from the uber-long back, she appeared to have pretty decent conformation. I mean, she has loud color, but there was another leopard in there too I didn't have to look twice at. Karma's real skinny, but she's not starved. Her feet aren't great, but we've seen much, much worse go through there. She mostly just stood still and tried to avoid confrontation with the horses roiling around her, and when I climbed the fence she was happy to let me handle her as much as I could reach. I poked her on all reachable body parts and she wasn't flinchy. She was in the age range we were looking for, and she seems calm and level headed. Picking out of a whole lot of horses in the kill pens, that's about the best you can do!


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post #50 of 81 Old 11-12-2010, 09:27 PM
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We usually will scope the kill pens and see what's in there and if we see one that has potential, Indy usually tries to at least get an idea of age by checking their teeth. We don't look typically for color but rather temperament. I could care less if the horse I have is butt ugly as long as it has a good demeanor.

The kill pens were so tightly packed today that we went on the back side of them to see what we couldn't see from the front and she was back there, pinned against the back wall with her buddy. Her buddy had a GREAT temperament but was really young (around 4). At Shipse, they run the kill pen horses through an aisle. People stand on both sides of the aisle and bid. Karma was ran into the aisle with the other leopard appy and what they do is bid until they get a sale and then the winner picks which of the 2 horses they want. I was NOT the winning bidder the first time but lucky for me, they picked the other one.

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