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I can't wait for tomorrow! I'm going over to a friend's barn to look at a 3 year old registered quarter horse. I've been looking for a barrel prospect for a long time, but I haven't found what I'm looking for. My friend does some breeding, and this horse is sired by an incredible reining stallion. I knew her when she was first born, but I've lost touch with my friend so it's been awhile. I fell in love with her as a filly, but my friend was always really attached to her (not only is she stunning, she has an incredible personality) so I figured she would never sell her. Just last week my friend called me up out of the blue, and said she had been thinking about me and was wondering if I would be interested in the horse. She's doing a lot of training for clients and doesn't have time for her. I asked her how much, and she said she wants to give her to me! She doesn't want to sell her for money..she wants her to go to someone she knows and trusts. I'm going to see her in the morning and I have my fingers crossed! I won't take her if she's not what I'm looking for, but she has the right breeding, conformation, and brains to make a heck of a barrel horse. Keep your fingers crossed!! :D
 

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sounds super exciting!!! I hope everything works out for you
 

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Welcome to the forum Cowgurl!

I like the attitude you are taking, that if it isn't the right horse you will pass her over even though she is free. Too many people would jump on a free horse no matter what but you are looking at it in a good way. There is no reason to have a horse (or another horse) just for the sake of it - they need jobs and if she isn't going to work ... what's the point?

Good luck and let us know!!

(BTW, if you do take her, be sure you get a bill of sale and "consideration" of $1.00 just to make it a legal, binding contract of sale).
 

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That sounds really exciting! make sure to keep us posted. Even tho it would be a free horse, make sure you still get a vet check done. You never know what come out of it and tho I know she is your friend, could there be a reason why she is giving the horse to you?

Keep us posted, it sounds really exciting :D
 

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Well I'm back. Everything went really well but I'm going to take a little while to think it over. The mare is beautiful and has a very sweet disposition, but she has had very little riding. She isn't very spooky and seems very willing, but I'm not sure if I want one that green. We are about to move to a place where I will have access to weekly barrel races so I'm trying to decide between buying an already trained barrel horse that is ready to go, or getting a young green one that I can train myself. I know how to train, I'm just not sure if I want to do that right now. We went on a two hour ride with her and she was very solid. I rode another horse that is in training, and my friend rode the filly. She never had any issues at all. I'm really torn but I want to make the right decision. I want to spend some more time working with her before I make up my mind to take her or keep looking. Any suggestions?
 

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Where in GA are you? I have a friend who is a dealer and I've done very well with her horses (my current horse Boomer is from her). She has a few barrel horses for sale.
 

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Where in GA are you? I have a friend who is a dealer and I've done very well with her horses (my current horse Boomer is from her). She has a few barrel horses for sale.
I currently live in Newnan which is about 30 minutes south of Atlanta. We will soon be moving to the Savannah area though. My husband has taken a new job and moving will allow me to ride a lot more and be in a more horse friendly community. I don't mind traveling though to see prospects.
 
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