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post #11 of 18 Old 09-24-2019, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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If it were me, I would do it. But there's a reason why my husband mentioned all the animals he was sure we would acquire during the course of our marriage in his vows XD The only thing I would worry about is not wanting to maintain contact/a relationship (even a business one) with these people. Have you met the filly? Has she been handled, brought up well thus far?
Haha, ya, it's easy to take every cute little animal that comes along xD
And I don't have a problem keeping in touch with these people if they wanted to. I have had no bad experiences with them myself so I will treat them respectfully and so on. I'm not going to rest solely on the words of others without seeing them myself. But I also wont just be blind to what has been said in case it all is true.

At this point, I have not met the filly but am scheduled to see her tomorrow. But I have seen a video of a little girl leading the filly around and picking up one foot and having her stand tied. So she's been handled but I don't know what entirely she knows. But that's why I'm going to go see her tomorrow.
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post #12 of 18 Old 09-24-2019, 11:27 AM
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When you go see her, check her mouth. Some minis have a severe overbite or underbite that can really affect their feeding and cost you a bunch in special feed and tooth care. Also make sure she's not a dwarf-- she doesn't look like one in that photo, but it's easier to see from the side-- usually a very short neck, roached back, etc. Dwarf foals often aren't long-lived. Google 'dwarf miniature horse' if you've not seen some before to know what to look for.

If all checks out well, enjoy your new filly
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post #13 of 18 Old 09-24-2019, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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So, as it turns out, that little filly sold this evening xP Looks like I won't be adding a cute little baby to the farm after all. Oh well, it's probably for the best that I don't bring another fur baby home haha.
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post #14 of 18 Old 09-25-2019, 07:06 AM
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I'm sorry to hear that, but hopefully she has a better home now than she did with the people who sold her.
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post #15 of 18 Old 09-27-2019, 03:41 PM
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It's my turn for y'all to talk me out of something. As I've mentioned the past few months I have been on a quest for two very specific horses. Well, an extra stall has become available to me and now rather than waiting my boyfriend figures he will look as well. Boyfriend is an intermediate rider who loves horses. So that means I can look for two more horses since I got my mare.

In my quest I came across an ad that I was just curious about because I couldn't understand it. The guy sent me pictures of the horse. The horse is a 4 year old TB that has not been gelded. I told him I wasn't interested because he did not fit the bill of any of the horses I was currently looking for. This guy text me yesterday and offered him to me for $250 which is what he owes in board. He said he cannot afford to keep feeding him and would just like him to go to a decent home.

My conundrum is this: if my BO allows a stud for the next month as my vet said they wouldn't be doing that until next month should I help this guy out and try to re-home him after he gets at least started. The price is soooo low but then I'm wondering what if there is a whole host of issues with this guy. Bless my big heart of wanting to make sure this horse has a shot in life when it does not seem like he has gotten one so far.

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post #16 of 18 Old 10-01-2019, 01:45 PM
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It's my turn for y'all to talk me out of something. As I've mentioned the past few months I have been on a quest for two very specific horses. Well, an extra stall has become available to me and now rather than waiting my boyfriend figures he will look as well. Boyfriend is an intermediate rider who loves horses. So that means I can look for two more horses since I got my mare.

In my quest I came across an ad that I was just curious about because I couldn't understand it. The guy sent me pictures of the horse. The horse is a 4 year old TB that has not been gelded. I told him I wasn't interested because he did not fit the bill of any of the horses I was currently looking for. This guy text me yesterday and offered him to me for $250 which is what he owes in board. He said he cannot afford to keep feeding him and would just like him to go to a decent home.

My conundrum is this: if my BO allows a stud for the next month as my vet said they wouldn't be doing that until next month should I help this guy out and try to re-home him after he gets at least started. The price is soooo low but then I'm wondering what if there is a whole host of issues with this guy. Bless my big heart of wanting to make sure this horse has a shot in life when it does not seem like he has gotten one so far.
you should make a separate post about this so it gets some attention!
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post #17 of 18 Old 10-01-2019, 02:57 PM
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@WildestDandelion I've already talked myself out of it. I have my recently purchased mare that needs time spent with her to calm her mind. Then we purchased a horse that has been sitting for two years and will need at least 90 days put on her. Plus I couldn't get him gelded for at least a month as my vet isn't doing it until then. It's just not a good idea overall, so as much as I want to save him I just can't.
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post #18 of 18 Old 10-01-2019, 05:17 PM
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to be honest i would do it she is just so cute and it isnt good for ponies to be on there own as they do get lonely. just make sure they cant get her back and get everything in writing that she is yours. would you ever ride her? do you ride ?
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