Free horses from Texas A&M

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SpringChickens, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Hi all,

    I haven't been on in a while, but I have five horses which are needing to find new homes. They have spent the last year to 18 months being research mares in our herd. They are all mares. Unlike the mares we rehomed last time, these still have their ovaries. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them and I will provide you further information if possible.



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    This is Gingersnap. She is a seven-year-old quarter type mare. She is willing to please, but can be difficult to catch out in pasture. These mares often become easier to catch when they have found a permanent home. She is very respectful of personal space and easy to work with on the ground. Her previous owner stated that she had ridden her, but we cannot verify this information.

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    This is Dime Box. She is a sixteen-year-old sorrel mare. She is easy to handle, but she does have chronic lameness issues.



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    This is Jupiter. She is a dun mare who is twelve-years-old. She is very willing and eager, however, due to a previous injury her face is crooked, which gives her character! Her potential for riding is unknown, and she appears to be sound.



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    Medellin is a thirteen-year-old paint mare who is registered with APHA. She is very sweet and easy to work with on the ground. She does have chronic lameness complications.


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    This is Tierra. She is approximately sixteen-years old. She will come up to you out in pasture, especially if you have treats, but she's not a pushy mare and she has great ground manners. She does have chronic lameness.
     
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  2. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What sort of research were they involved in?
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Sorry for the late reply - I was out of town for Christmas. We used them to collect their oocytes (eggs). They would have their oocytes removed by transvaginal aspiration once every 2 weeks (or less) so we could use them for research. Please let me know if you want more information.

    Thank you.
     
  4. etibbs09

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    I work at Sky Ranch as a wrangler, what can you tell me about Jupiter's training?
     
  5. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    *Sniff* I want one so bad! *Sniff, sniffle* [​IMG]

    Congrats to whoever gets one.
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Please, please, please screen potential owners. I know there are a lot of horse flippers in Texas who would love to scam you for one of those beautiful ladies.

    I don't know if you could get them to sign a contract that would be legally binding or not (not to sell or rehome the horse .. requiring them to return them to you if they decide they do not want them). It may be something to look into
     
  7. Texas Wolf

    Texas Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2012
    Green broke, blue broke, broke broke, DON'T GIVE EM AWAY FOR FREE!!!!
     
  8. res

    res Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think free is very reasonable given their ages, condition and history. Three of them have chronic lameness issues which probably means they are unrideable. The 2 that are not chronically lame (age 6 and 12) have unknown riding history... While they may have their ovaries, none of them need to be broodmares. There is no reason for it.... So free is a wonderful price for a horse that would be best suited as a pasture pet or companion.
     
  9. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    The sad thing is horse flippers will see "free horses".. get them.. dope them up with enough pain killers and sell them off to some unsuspecting person who is looking for a saddle horse. The buyer won't know until the drugs wear off that they have an unsound horse and the flipper will be laughing all the way to the bank.

    heck.. they do that with sound "wild" horses that have never had a saddle on them or are a little mentally unstable.


    We bought a "saddle broke" mustang from a flipper (we didn't know he was a flipper at the time). He had his son on her back when we went to see her. Got her home.. the drugs wore off and she freaked out. It took months for us to get her to where she would trust us.
     
  10. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    How awful! It's too bad this always happens.
     
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