Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
The three I have currently:
I just sold my saddle horse who was jumpy and didn't enjoy trails, it was the start of the riding season and I really needed a horse. I found a vague add for a cheap Arabian mare that had supposedly been ridden in the mountains. When I showed up she was completely tacked up, in a saddle that was so big it covered most of her back and a bit that was nearly an inch too large for her mouth. Her feet looked like they hadn't been done in 6 months(shoes still on), her owner couldn't specify when she had been dewormed and she had a rough coat and hay belly from being out with the cows all winter. Despite the warning signs, there was something I liked about her. I made an offer, and she was mine. Turns out she's a registered Egyptian Arabian, and one of the best horses I've ever bought.
I was selling a broodmare for a friend. a well known breeder loved her bloodlines and wanted to trade for her. We drove out to look at the horses offered for trade. We were standing in a field, watching the young stock, my friend had her eye on a snowflake filly, when I felt something next to me. It was the funniest looky appy I'd ever seen, scruffy, hay belly, skinny neck. But she refused to leave my side, despite not having been handled in 6 months. My friend saw what was going on, bought the filly and insisted I had to have her. she is now 3, gorgeous, and one of the rare horses that are "born broke". I keep thinking I should sell her, but I love her too much.
went to an auction and was stopped in my tracks by a stunning stallion, standing quietly amidst chaos. He was a virtually untouched Clydesdale, 5 years old, 17.2hh. I couldn't stop thinking about him, he looked like a horse that stepped straight out of a fairly tale. We were sure a stunning horse like him would get a home, but he sold to the meat buyer. Halfway home I couldn't do it, I called up the meat buyer and brought the big guy home.