My new mare!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by IcarusSomnio, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's:
    Four years old
    15hh
    Broke, just needs to be finished out with leg cues, trot, and canter.
    Very bombproof for her age
    Former rescue, needs a few pounds on the neck, maybe one or two more on the topline
    Has a scar on her rump, doesn't affect her gait
    Has a VERY smooth gait
    Is a Quarter Horse [​IMG]
    My first mare XD
    Very, very, well trained!
    Bathes, clips, loads, trailers, fly sprays, etc.

    I even got to ride her today. She works amazing off leg and verbal cues. Plastic bag-no problem. Loud noises, don't phase her. I'm just about falling over with excitement!

    Put a down payment on her today, the rest is due on the 10th (we gotta fix fences first) when she's delivered. Also payed weeks worth of feed for her. The lady that currently owns her was incredibly helpful and sent me home with great info on training my own naughty boys [​IMG]

    Pictures! I forgot to bring my camera, unfortunately, so these are from the Craigslist ad.
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  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    Congratulations! She sounds and looks really nice. I'm sure you will enjoy her!
     
  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    How exciting for you!!! She's a beauty! I have a QH gelding and I adore him. Have fun with your mare!
     
  4. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's beautiful! [​IMG] You are so lucky to have found her. Have fun with your horse, and congrats! [​IMG]
     
  5. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone here in wisconsinwas selling a 4 year old for $100. said horse is up to date on shots and very healthy. why would anyone sell a horse that cheap unless there was something wrong with it. [​IMG]
     
  6. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    Keene's coop :

    someone here in wisconsinwas selling a 4 year old for $100. said horse is up to date on shots and very healthy. why would anyone sell a horse that cheap unless there was something wrong with it. [​IMG]

    In today's economy sometimes it is hard to give them away for free. [​IMG] I actually turned down a free mare.

    Congrats on your new girl! She is beautiful! [​IMG]
    What is her name?​
     
  7. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is always an add in the local paper around here that always says will take all unwanted horses for free. I think they are going to take them to the glue factory or something. [​IMG] I can't believe someone could be so cruel, and people are actually dumb enough to give their horses to those people! [​IMG] I feel like calling the number and asking what they are planning on doing with the horses. [​IMG]
     
  8. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    awww, congrats, shes a cutie and sounds like a great horse, hope all goes well congrats!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:and bock, you should definately try that... lol, thats probably what there doing too, either that or giving em to a rescue place or something but the latter seems highly unlikely, some people i swear, what is wrong with people, have they no hearts (particuarly for cute and poor, innocent animals), what is wrong with them?... some people i swear... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  10. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    congrats on the new mare [​IMG]

    as to the unwanted/ cheap horses
    many people have lost their jobs and the ability to care for them. due to the closing of the slaughter plants in the US and over breeding the horse market has crashed. some people are turning them loose. at the local auction if you don't lock your trailer you will come out and find a surprise horse in it. at many of the popular trail riding places here they check your trailer when you enter and when you leave to make sure you didn't dump a horse. I have seen many nice horses that 5 years ago would have sold for $1200 go for $200.
     

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