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post #1 of 8 Old 10-25-2010, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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What do you think of her?? Appy people

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Fannie is a 16 year old ApHC mare. She stands approximately 15.1 hands. She is suitable for a beginner who has ridden previously. She neck reins, moves off your legs, is a phenomenal friend and easy keeper. She is UTD on farrier, vaccinations and deworming. She is barefoot. She is available for full on farm lease for $100/month or partial lease on farm for $60/month (includes one day a week). Use of her tack is included in lease.

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Sure Fantastic Appaloosa

We are looking and I'm not big on Appy's, but we want a trail horse and possible speed events, I would also like to do trail courses. So thought I'd ask people who might have Appy knowledge. Thanks
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-25-2010, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Here is another picture of her.



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post #3 of 8 Old 10-25-2010, 11:17 AM
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Appys can be very hard headed and stubborn. I personally have never been a fan of them, but this one seems fine to do what you want it to do. Have you tried her out yet?
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Appys can be very hard headed and stubborn. I personally have never been a fan of them, but this one seems fine to do what you want it to do. Have you tried her out yet?
Any horse can be hard headed and stubborn. Although I have only ridden a handful of appaloosas, I have found them to be athletic and willing riding companions. They tend to think before they react--which is why you so often see them as trusted trail mounts, in therapeutic riding programs, horse camps, etc (although I am certain there are some bad seeds out there!). I love this breed so much, I doubt I will ever be without an appy.

She looks like a great little mare to me! What type of riding would you be doing with her?

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-25-2010, 02:09 PM
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She looks sweet & built not too badly. I've seen some extremely UGLY Appys, but i can tell you she's not one of them ;) If it's what you want & you try her out & like her i'd go for it.
Stubborness is not a breed trait. It's like saying Arabians are all crazy & highstrung. It all depends on the handling & how a certain individual reacts to certain behavior. For every horse there is a person who will think they are the best horse in the world & visaversa.

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-25-2010, 02:12 PM
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Also, i LOVE that her tail is so long & though her mane may be roached it does look quite thicker than most Appy's ;)

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You don't need Appy knowledge to recognize she's built quite well - she's sturdy and strong while still being quite athletic and correct. Her conformation says she's very likely to be decent at speed events - she has the shoulder for power, and a smaller but athletic hind end I like to see on a speed horse (most people think big hind end = speed but a lot of the time it means lost agility).

The Appy breed in general I have found to be very much like the other stock horse breeds (QH, Paint). In general, they tend to be quite docile, laid back and trusting. Of course you'll always find the ones that don't jive with the general breed description, so it's really difficult to assess what she's like but at 16 years old, she's likely be there and done that. We were at a show this weekend, and there were a couple of Appy's winning absolutely everything - they were easily the most adaptable English X Western horses. The girl beside is amassed a TON of ribbons in things like 2'3" jumpers and then pole bending on her 26 year old Appaloosa! There were two others being ridden by tiny children, and just winning ribbons in absolutely everything.

I've met some ugly Appy's in my time, but I've only encountered one that had a lousy personality. Shay-la just brought home a virtually untouched 18 month old Appy colt and for all his uneasiness in learning what humans are about, he's one of the most docile "wild" horses I've ever seen handled. It's only been a couple months and he's a complete pocket pony and takes everything in stride, no freak outs whatsoever.

Depending on her personality, I think she looks like one hecukva good catch!

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-25-2010, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for the input. I was emailing my friend/trainer and sent her a pic and she said she helped the lady this summer feed because she broke her leg and the mare had a nice personality, although she did not ride her. She also said the owner is very generous, when she was looking for a horse for her daughter she was able to do a trial and when they two didn't match up she took the horse back no problem.
We plan to do trail riding, my kids (11 and 12 yr old girls) want to do some speed events and I would be interested in doing trail courses as well. Also, if we could lease for $100 for a few months that would give us an awesome chance to see if shes a match.
I'll let you all know, she'd be the first horse we go look at. LOL. But my friend also has a free Morgan cross she wants to show me.
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