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post #21 of 46 Old 02-15-2016, 08:10 PM
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Thank you so much ladies(:

Also thanks for not judging me for not knowing these things.
Eh, everyone has to learn sometime.
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post #22 of 46 Old 02-15-2016, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Very true!! Haha thanks(:
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post #23 of 46 Old 02-15-2016, 10:46 PM
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Very true. She was definitely a diamond in the rough though. Whoever took her to that auction was out of their mind.

My only thing is, I worry if she was mistreated (obviously she was mistreated, she was skinny when they got her) or abused. Though she doesn't act like she was, she's such a big baby and loves to be around people.
While it is a mistreatment it is amazing how fast weight can melt off a horse. Couple days of low nutrition feed or not enough in cold weather and I swear they'll drop 50 pounds, a full week and they look like they dropped a couple hundred pounds. Now toss in the reason a lot of horses end up at auction is because their owners can no longer afford to feed them...

BTW she looks like a cutie but certainly looks under 15hh to me.
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post #24 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 02:09 AM
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She's a very adorable chestnut mare! I'm glad you were able to save her from the auction. She has a very kind eye.

I'm going to agree with Drafty on height and peg her around 14.2hh.
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post #25 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 03:25 AM
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I have no idea where my replies go lol

yes, she is a bit bony, and her hindquarters are small due to lack of excersize.
A good hay in front of her24/7 will keep her warm now and hold off the weight loss, which is such a pita in the winter.

Wow! First I am looking at her stepping under herself, perhaps some standerbred- her ears look a bit long to be QH? And!!! i want those loooong springy pasterns. you will get a nice ride from her.

She has a respectful manner and a trusting soul- her tail is swinging and she is not tense at your trot. I just love a horse like this. sweet is number one on my list of horses.

such good luck with her please keep us up to date.

ps I betcha you could put stretchies and blankets and curlers in her hair. Is she good to pick up her feet? that will come anyway.
check her teeth she might have sharps and wolf teeth. that would also cause weight loss, dont forget a good worming schedule either.

A real nice beauty. Hey, whats her name? I didnt catch it.
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post #26 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 04:08 AM
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I would say that she is a bay not a chestnut. It is difficult with the picture but her legs look black as does her tail.

I would also put her at around 14.2 by your height against here. You are nearer the camera therefore bigger.

Looks like you are in for some fun.
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post #27 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 04:17 AM
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Congratulations to both of you.
She appears to have spots on her withers from an ill fitting saddle so be sure to get a good saddle pad & well fitted saddle for her.
You may find that with proper nutrition she can easily go long distances.
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post #28 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 07:05 AM
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I would estimate her at ~14.2 - 14.3 as well, and would guess she is mostly QH with something a little bit more refined,probably Arab. Du you kniw how old she is?
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post #29 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:11 AM
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She is a sweetie! I was confused too as to why you didn't know anything about her, but being an auction horse, it all makes sense. Also sounds like you got her from someone else who bought her at auction and that they are fairly knowledgeable so that mitigates risk a little.

I think she has great potential! It might be a good idea to have a vet give a professional opinion as to her age (if that hasn't been done) and you'll probably want to de-worm and vaccinate her asap just to be on the safe side. But again, see what the vet says. I think she may be just under 15h as well, and I have a 14.2 h Arab and LOVE the smaller horses! I'm only 5 ft so I don't need a giant and the smaller horses are so much easier to keep and to handle.

I like the picture of you jogging beside her and I'd suggest lots and lots of ground work so you two can really get to know each other! If she's had a hard life, she will be forever grateful that you took her in. Good for you.
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post #30 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:39 AM
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Morgan cross. She is absolutely adorable! Bet she is trained to drive, too.
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