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post #1 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Possibly,Maybe.I hope.

Okay, so. I MAY be getting a rescue horse.
Now. 1) Don't tell me NOT to get a rescue horse for the following reasons: "they are dangerous" "you aren't experienced enough" "waste of money"
or anything along those lines. If you're about to yell at me, click the back button now:)
Okay. For those of you still here. Hello.
I talked to my mom about getting a rescue horse and working with him/her over the summer. [The rescue horse being a graduation present for entering high school.] She said "we'll see." Which basically means "Do your research and make it happen" Haha. So my question to you is, Do you like this guy?


No I do not like him because he's "cheap" I like him because of the fact he has been worked undersaddle and i really like his coloring.
Does his conformation look okay?
Thanks for reading this

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 06:59 PM
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The photo doesn't show up for me...

Here are my thoughts on a rescue:
Some are genuinely nice horses that happen to have gotten into a bad situation; but generally even the "riding broke" horses need lots of work with an experienced handler. Please do not expect a horse in a rescue to come without its problems; problems bigger than what Jack was giving you. From our discussions under your original username, I would suggest looking for a well broke horse.
If you have a trainer to work with, that's fantastic... just please be aware.
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post #3 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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i fixed it I believe.
Thank you for your concern! if i do get JD ^ i will make sure to "test ride" him and bring a "horsey" person with me to check him out. I don't think Jack was a very good match for me. He was very aggressive and very lazy.I don't know much about JD but I will found out if he is aggressive, barn sour, etc. I just felt that rescue horses would need work, yes, but I would develop a closer bond with them.
If that makes sense.
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post #4 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 07:29 PM
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Photo still not working for me...

**Oh wait, now it's working. Takes ages to load, though, and I know it's not my computer or my internet, definitely the page.
He's cute. I'm not a professional on conformation but nothing sticks out to me especially considering that you probably do not need a perfectly conformed horse.

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post #5 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 07:33 PM
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Thats great that your getting a rescue horse! It is a HUGE responsibility though just remember that. He is a wonderful looking horse but I don't know much about conformation so can't judge that sorry!
good luck if you do get him! Maybe start a journal on here about him. I'd like to know how your progressing. :)

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post #6 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the support!! I really do hope I can get him
My grandmother offered to pay board and I'm getting a job [Erg] to pay for food, and my parents are going to chip in for vetting! Im going to call my gran right now and talk about it
& I probably will keep a journal <3
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post #7 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 08:22 PM
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That is wonderful that your grandmother and parents are supportive with your passion for horses. It is very exciting when thinking about a new horse.
I too urge you to look around when deciding on the perfect one for you. JD may be that horse and please do look at him , test ride him , ask all questions that you can possibly think of concerning this horse. Also look around , and take an experienced horse person with you that can tell you why you shouldnt buy a certain horse. Sometimes we want a horse so badly we see tunnel vision and cant see why a certain horse may not be good for us.
I love appys myself though, grew up taking lessons on a leopard appy, owned a young appy/quarter cross when I was just out of high school and my aunt has had a few appy foals :) I looked a few appys when I was thinking of getting back into horses too.

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post #8 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Aww :) I like JD and this mare Adoptable Thoroughbred: Mary Beth: Petfinder
im going to apply at jobs tomorrow :)
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post #9 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 08:53 PM
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My Red is rescue. I think it's a great idea. But I agree with everyone else; take an experienced horse person, & keep in mind that rescues are a big responsibility. They can be fantastic, but that can take alot of working with.
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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okay, thank you
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