Where did you get your horse? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 Old 08-10-2009, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,006
• Horses: 2
Where did you get your horse?

Where'd you get your horse? Did they live anywhere before that? How far back do you know about?
Before my barn bought Gonzo, he was at an Omish farm, where they treated him like a machine. If your car doesn't absolutely need gas, you don't go to a gas station, right? So they didn't feed him until he was starving, and barely fed him anything. You don't give your car a paint job if it you don't care about it that much, right? They didn't care about him, they didn't groom him. He'd never even seen fly spray.. and they totally beat him while riding him. He was one of the most skiddish ponies I'd ever met when I met him, and now he's still nervous. And it's not like he's young-he's 17. But he has such a good home now, and we all love him... especailly me. :)

IheartPheobe is offline  
post #2 of 33 Old 08-10-2009, 10:11 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: at the barn
Posts: 2,160
• Horses: 3
well my dad bought patch my little piebald pony off the side of a mountain wen he was a yearling and only paid 50 pound sterling for him lol
savvylover112 is offline  
post #3 of 33 Old 08-10-2009, 10:31 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nowhere, NY
Posts: 702
• Horses: 2
I got my horse, Remington, at a barn in Lodi, NY. His name was Sam, but I changed it because at the barn where I take my lessons there's already 2 Sam's. I'm at least his 4th owner, and I have no idea who owned him before that.
drafteventer is offline  
post #4 of 33 Old 08-10-2009, 11:49 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
Posts: 2,225
• Horses: 1
We got Norman from a podunk little town in Wisconsin that's impossible to find unless you Mapquest it. He was just an unbroken, backyard two-year-old, and we got him anyway because I was only 13 and didn't know any better. The only thing going through my mind was "He's so BIG and beautiful!" It was a big mistake at the time, but now he's a great riding horse, so it all worked out.

We got Vic from a barn that trains Thoroughbreds. I was told he was supposed to be an eventer, but he was lazy and didn't want to do it. He actually wasn't lazy, but extremely out of shape, so no wonder. He's much better now and I doubt his previous owners would recognize him.

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is ultimately to be at peace with himself.
What a man can be, he must be.
" Abraham Maslow, 1968
Jessabel is offline  
post #5 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 09:25 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Flushing, MI
Posts: 925
• Horses: 1
Our barn bought Rainy (along with her mother and a ex-racer Throughbred) from people who stuck them in a field and didn't moniter how much food they got. Result? Super fat boss mare (Rainy) and super skinny bottom feeders. Then she came to the barn, worked with me on a monitered diet, and we bought her for my birthday! Yay! Lol, but yes. That's what I know at least.
horseluver2435 is offline  
post #6 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 09:34 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,071
• Horses: 2
T came from a farm in North Carolina. She was strictly a halter horse. Was sold at an auction in Georgia and purchased by the woman I bought her from. To Maine came the little southern Belle. There she was saddle trained and put into the lesson horse program. Also turned into a brood mare (only had 3).

I purchased her and her last foal was tossed in for good measure (life time free lease) as he would not be able to be used for what he was bred for. Walka however has made a very good trail horse and is really stepping up to the plate now that T is going blind and becoming at the age 20, a pasture pet.
Walkamile is offline  
post #7 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 09:43 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
book time :) haha

Ginisee- Born February 21, 1992 in Texas. Her sire was Quick Style and her dam was Countess Lisa, both were registered TB's. Raced 13 times. Won once, placed once, and showed twice. She then stopped coming out of the starting gate so they sold her to another man in TX. He didn't find her attractive enough as a broodmare so he sold her to her former owner in Missouri. He then decided to get into the Arabian business and didn't want a Thoroughbred anymore and if she didn't sell she was going to be bred to a Fresian. We bought her when I was 10 and we've been together ever since, it's been about 7 years :)

Uma- Born in April 2002 in Texas. She was bred by a breeder that specialized in sporthorses, more specifically 3/4 TB 1/4 Shire. Her dam was a JC registered TB and her sire was an AWS registered 1/2 TB 1/2 Shire (she takes A LOT after him. almost identical but has a TB body). She was on the market for about two days before we spotted her and there was already a BUNCH of interest. We ended up trading my first horse, Sky (RIP) for Uma and Uma arrived when she was 10 months old in 2003. I have had her for 7 years and counting :)

Demi- Born in February 2003. Bred by a prominent racehorse breeder (who is recently deceased) in Kentucky. Her sire was Kiri's Clown (winner of the Sword Dancer stakes back in 1995 or 1996, now retired to Old Friends sanctuary) and her dam was Ransom Note. She was never raced or registered (but she is in the pedigreequery registry) as she is barely 15hh and her breeder really didn't see the point. As a two year old, she was given to her previous owner and at four started eventing. Evented successfully at Beginner Novice and schooled Novice with an experienced trainer. Previous owner didn't have time for her as she was riding two Prelim horses of her own so she came to me about a month and a half ago :)

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #8 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 777
• Horses: 1
Rain was bought from a livestock market when she was 6 months old by her second owner. A Paint breeder was going out of business and brought all his horses to this livestock market. They weren't skinny or not taken care of by any means. Actually they were the complete opposite haha.. She was out of two Registered Paints but since they knew they were going out of business they decided not to register her. The second owner gave $1500 for her as a 6 month old. He kept her and trained her for trail riding only until she was a 6 year old. He was diagnosed (sp?) with some disease (I forget, even though this is a family friend) and his wife decided she didn't want to take care of him so she divorced him, so he had to sale all his horses. He called my uncle and told him to come look at the two he had left. He bought them both (Rain and another black/white TWH) he only paid $750 for both and the TWH has papers. He brought Rain to my house for my brother to put some milage on before he sold her. As soon as she got off the trailer both me and my brother were in love lol He asked me which one of us was going to call and ask about buying her. I didn't have the money at the time so I told him he could. He bought her for $600 (She is WELL worth it plus more) He told me he would never sale her and if he did he would tell me first. Well him and his wife were having problems so another friend of ours came along and he sold her to him for $600.. I was p***ed off needless to say. So I called the guy he sold her to and asked if I could buy her back and he said he had her sold for $1200 (Yes he's a horse trader) but if I brought him $900 I could have her back. I was really mad at my brother by this time.. But I figured if I went over there and talked to him he would let me have her cheaper.. While we were over there the other person who wanted her for $1200 came pulling up in the drive way and I was like here's the $900.. LOL Close call. I almost didn't get her back. Exactally one week after I brought her home she had a filly. So I think of it as a two for one package lol

That's how I got rain. Oh and so you don't think she was tossed from home to home for long periods.. This all happend in the length of one month lol But I have had her for a year now and couldn't be happier I would pay another $900 if I had to hehe..

So I am her Sixth owner haha..

Blue Eyed BLY~ 2/3/03
Calico Sonny Stockman x She's On Cloud Nine
CowGirlUp9448 is offline  
post #9 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 09:48 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
Blue was born, then my trainer bought her and trained her and then she became my sweetheart!
Geoffery was born, trained and eventing in England before he was importated 3 years ago. His owner wasn't a good rider and scared the poor thing half to death, he was then sent to Buck Davdison, and then to Ruthie, who I bought him from.
Ariel always been a horse of ours. Born out of Air Hart, raced until she was 5, and now she's a brood mare at our barn.
Airess, Born 6 months ago at our farm
Cat And Jack were on the farm when we bought it and were donated to us thinking that our theriputic riding center would be up by now

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #10 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 09:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW Ontario, Canada
Posts: 573
• Horses: 2
I got Murray from a local woman who is super nice. I found him online on our local swap and shop website. First I emailed about him in April and had back and forth emails. First he was for sale, then no longer, then in late July, I got to see him. I am his 3rd or 4th owner. He was trained at Birds Hill in Manitoba, then a girl who had him a year, then to the woman who had him a year as well and now to me. Aside from that information, I know nothing more, but thinking I should get the numbers of the previous owners (for checks on him?).

He's my first horse, and so far he's super.

Grooming - The fine art of brushing the dirt from one's horse and applying it to your own body.
wordstoasong is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome