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post #1 of 11 Old 12-11-2010, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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What Would You Pay For This Horse

I am looking at a 15 year old 14.2 mare that has poor ground manners and been handled by a beginning rider who has allowed her to become pushy. Right now after seeing the horse the only thing she has going for her is she is registered. She also is carrying a foal and was a broodmare for probably 10 years of her life with just a tune up this last year. Current owner says she has way too much get up and go for her. Honestly I don't know why the owners sold her to this person or why she bought a bred horse that had been a broodmare for most of her life with just a tune up.

A woman can NEVER have too many horses.....
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-11-2010, 07:56 PM
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What is she?

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post #3 of 11 Old 12-11-2010, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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She is a Rocky/Kentucky mountain, but is showing the bad side of their temperament. I think due to the fact the person who owns her is a beginner and trying to learn online this mare is running the show. She is very spooky, very forward and in your space which tells me that she will be a handful on trails until you get her desensitized, but which you won't be able to work with at all until the foal is weaned which would be sometime in late July, early August.

My biggest fear is we will have to end up putting training into a 15 year old horse that should know better.

The more I discuss it the more I think she should be a pass and someone elses problem.

A woman can NEVER have too many horses.....
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-11-2010, 08:44 PM
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Are you looking at buying the horse?
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-11-2010, 08:45 PM
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You can find people GIVING away problem horses, from what I've heard this horse doesn't seem to be worth anything.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-11-2010, 08:53 PM
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Maybe $200-400 but not a penny more. I wouldn't buy her.

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post #7 of 11 Old 12-12-2010, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reality slap. A 15 year old horse should still have decent ground manners and the good sense to listen even if she is a broodie. There are way too many good horses out there looking for homes at this time of year, and I don't want to go through trying to sell a baby.

Even breeders in these economic times have trouble selling their babies so that means it would be more difficult for the average person to sell a weanling. I see way too many on all the horse classifieds that are 2 and under sitting there month after month with no one touching them.

A woman can NEVER have too many horses.....
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-16-2010, 03:27 AM
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i wouldnt buy here but shes worth about 500
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-17-2010, 04:42 AM
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You can find people GIVING away problem horses, from what I've heard this horse doesn't seem to be worth anything.
On the chance of "bucking the system" this sentence is highly offensive. ALL horses are worth SOMETHING!

To the other comment (I can't remember who) about a broodmare should know some manners - that's only true if she's been handled and worked with on the ground. This mare could've been turned out to pasture and never handled. At that point, it's not her fault she has no manners!

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post #10 of 11 Old 12-17-2010, 04:54 AM
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I would say about 300 - 400 pounds don't know what that converts to in dollars
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