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post #31 of 51 Old 05-01-2013, 08:10 PM
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He is a hansom fellow isn't he :) Will be super hansom with some weight off him :) But i think he has alot of potential for sure.His feet look like they will be very good AFTER a trim or two! but over all they seem like good strong feet! which is nice for sure! his back feet look like my horses front feet when i got him LOL

and i'm jealous of your free tack haha! your right with some cleaning up it will be nice! even if it doesn't match LOL I just hope it all fits him! If they didn't know much about horses I wouldn't be surprised if the tack doesn't fit properly. Heres hoping it does!
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post #32 of 51 Old 05-01-2013, 11:49 PM
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Don't hide his brand - that is definitely a thing to be proud of! It tells the year he was born and what state he is from. To think, such a beautiful horse used to run wild! If you're on facebook, join the group "Happy Mustangs"..

I will be getting a mustang soon and can't wait to own a piece of American history myself :)

Oh.. did his old owner give you his title? // is he titled? If he's not, you can call the BLM about titling him so you officially own him (and not the government).
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post #33 of 51 Old 05-01-2013, 11:51 PM
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If you take a picture of his brand and post it on "Happy Mustangs" then the people in the facebook group can tell you where your horse is from, etc :)
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post #34 of 51 Old 05-02-2013, 12:28 AM
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He is actually quite handsome :). I wouldn't use that bit though, they aren't very good and could be the reason for some of his under saddle problems :).
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post #35 of 51 Old 05-02-2013, 06:27 AM
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He is a yummy looking beast! After a bit of work and a diet he will be bloody stunning :)
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post #36 of 51 Old 05-02-2013, 07:24 AM
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He's a good looking boy, probably an easy keeper! Keep us posted on his progress.
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post #37 of 51 Old 05-02-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Celeste~ Oh that's good. I thought it would take more trims than that. Yay!

TurkishVan~ I meant to tell you--I agree, except that this horse was just standing all day, everyday. The owners who had him before the folks who gave him to us had him standing around all day in a small dry lot with all the brome hay he wanted. Then when the last people got him, he stood around in mushy meadows eating rich, green grass all day. He never had a chance to wear down his own hooves I doubt thousands of years ago, too, that horses stood around as much as they do now. They were always on the move... unlike MY guy, here! lol

AngieLee~ Thanks! And yes, he does have strong feet. If my Tennessee Walker went half that long without a trim they would be chipped and cracked to death.

Yeah, I like the tack! I'm getting ready to clean it here in a minute, actually. We'll have to see if it fits him after he loses the weight. Not even sure if it fits him now.

aharlov~ I really don't want to hide it, however... my mom does. She likes weird things sometimes. For instance, she doesn't like the way my TWH's forelock goes down into a point at the end. She thinks it looks stringy at the ends. But she doesn't mind people knowing the brand is there; she just doesn't want it exposed in pictures and things. She wouldn't have minded it if there had been a cool symbol or something, but to her it looks like a Kindergartner scribbled on him. LOL!

Really? That would be so neat to know where he came from! I don't have Facebook, but my mom does. I'll have to have her do that for me. I'll look into the titling thing as well. Good to know!!

BarrelRacingArabian~ I know I read up on that sort of bit a long time ago... Doesn't it become a V shape in the horses mouth and the point can hit the roof of the mouth? And with a shank the V can rotate down onto the tongue or something? Is that right?

The previous owner was using the snaffle, but when something broke (not sure what it was that broke), she switched to the curb.

Thank you EquineBovine and Cacowgirl! I will definitely keep y'all posted.

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post #38 of 51 Old 05-02-2013, 04:29 PM
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Celeste~ Oh that's good. I thought it would take more trims than that. Yay!

TurkishVan~ I meant to tell you--I agree, except that this horse was just standing all day, everyday. The owners who had him before the folks who gave him to us had him standing around all day in a small dry lot with all the brome hay he wanted. Then when the last people got him, he stood around in mushy meadows eating rich, green grass all day. He never had a chance to wear down his own hooves I doubt thousands of years ago, too, that horses stood around as much as they do now. They were always on the move... unlike MY guy, here! lol

AngieLee~ Thanks! And yes, he does have strong feet. If my Tennessee Walker went half that long without a trim they would be chipped and cracked to death.

Yeah, I like the tack! I'm getting ready to clean it here in a minute, actually. We'll have to see if it fits him after he loses the weight. Not even sure if it fits him now.

aharlov~ I really don't want to hide it, however... my mom does. She likes weird things sometimes. For instance, she doesn't like the way my TWH's forelock goes down into a point at the end. She thinks it looks stringy at the ends. But she doesn't mind people knowing the brand is there; she just doesn't want it exposed in pictures and things. She wouldn't have minded it if there had been a cool symbol or something, but to her it looks like a Kindergartner scribbled on him. LOL!

Really? That would be so neat to know where he came from! I don't have Facebook, but my mom does. I'll have to have her do that for me. I'll look into the titling thing as well. Good to know!!

BarrelRacingArabian~ I know I read up on that sort of bit a long time ago... Doesn't it become a V shape in the horses mouth and the point can hit the roof of the mouth? And with a shank the V can rotate down onto the tongue or something? Is that right?

The previous owner was using the snaffle, but when something broke (not sure what it was that broke), she switched to the curb.

Thank you EquineBovine and Cacowgirl! I will definitely keep y'all posted.

Awesome! You may just have to shave the fur down so that you can see the symbols.

Here is a site explaining the brand:

How to Read a Brand: How To Read A Brand
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post #39 of 51 Old 05-03-2013, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Wow that's cool! Thanks so much for the link. I'll have to try to read his brand next time I go up to the barn. Think we'll have to shave it.

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post #40 of 51 Old 05-03-2013, 04:43 PM
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He is a handsome guy. Will be stunning when he loses some weight.
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