New pics from today! Should I buy Star!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by arabianequine, May 21, 2011.

  1. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    Owner wants $300 still for her. He said someone was to look at her this weekend or next. He said I can pay $100 each month for the next 3 months. It kinda makes me mad everytime it is time for owner to buy hay....he mentions selling her. Although nothing is being done with her either by the owner.






    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    What is Star? A horse, goat, cow, chicken?
  3. KYChixMama

    KYChixMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2011
    Go with your heart.... and buy her. [​IMG]
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
  5. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2010
    She looks like a nice horse, not as pretty as the Arab, but still I would say go a head and buy her. I would.
  6. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2010
    Well, it's just me, but I'd be all over her in a NY minute. Black, beautiful markings, good size. She's one of those horses that I'd stop by the place and see if she was for sale [​IMG] Does she come with papers?
  7. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    No papers the owner never was given them. She has a tatoo but all smudged it is hard to read and she don't like you trying to look at it. The owner was to pay for a vet to come out and we thought maybe we could get a look at it then with sedative if necessary since he was already here but that never happened.

    I am a beginner rider and worry she is not for me being an exrace horse and all. I am however attached to her now and I hate to see her go. I don't know if I want to pay for another horse to just sit her not trained for what I want to use her for.

    Star is 6 and Daizy is 2. Being 6 is still not a dead broke horse but is a bit older and her personality towards people is a lot calmer. Star is a rearer (sp) when pushed and I have seen her act up with Daizy.

    Being an exracer will she ever be safe for a beginer or will she always want to run/take off. I would just stay in the round pen forever till I trusted whatever horse I ride/ with a trainer. Do you think 30 days would get her back to being able to be ridden? I was thinking 30-90 days training. She has an old leg injury that is why she got off racing more. It seems she is all healed. I don't see her limping or anything abnormal.

    That is what I like about her size being able to handle my weight and she is more calm then Daizy.
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  8. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    If she is a known rearer under saddle I would say she is not for a beginner but I'm not that much of a horsewoman any more. I've had two green horses but thankfully neither of them reared. Pretty girl though.
  9. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    No, no, no! Do not buy a horse that has known behavioral problems when you are a beginner rider! Also a known leg injury? C'mon now...use your head and not your emotions here! IF a vet checks her out and ok's her for riding (after an x-ray) and she has a negative Coggins and IF you can afford a trainer and a riding instructor for a minimum of 3 months (for the horse...longer for you)...then maybe, just maybe you should buy her. But that is a HUGE maybe! It seems to me to be much smarter and safer (it is your LIFE we are talking about here) to save your money and buy a horse that is already well broke and trained and to invest in some riding lessons with a certified riding instructor. I have seen so many people buy horses that are problem horses to start with because they are cheap...when they themselves know very little (or nothing) about horses or horse ownership. I have also seen owners who know nothing buy a perfectly fine horse and ruin them through their own ignorance and, in some cases, abuse. I have seen people who have no idea how much it costs to maintain a horse buy one cheap then end up not taking care of it properly because they can't afford it (as in regular trimmings, worming every 8 weeks, yearly shots/Coggins test, etc. not to mention feed). Please, please...before you buy this horse do your research! Can you afford what it will take to make this horse a safe dependable ride for you? Can you afford to maintain a horse for the rest of it's life? Can you afford lessons for yourself to improve your riding skills for your own safety? Answer these questions honestly...then decide whether or not to buy this horse. I am not necessarily trying to discourage you...just to make you aware of the reality of this situation BEFORE you buy!
    **Another option to think about would be to lease a horse and take lessons on it. That way if the horse does not work out, then you are not stuck having to sell a horse that didn't work for you.
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  10. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    She does not rear under saddle that I know of. She has never been under a saddle here. The current owner has never had her under saddle either. I have seen her rear several times though like when trying to load her in my tiny trailer, with daizy while anticipating their food coming etc. so I am saying I know she has the potential to act out. She has jerked to get away once haltered. Sometimes she does not want to be haltered. I don't think this means she has bad behavior problems though. I think she needs training and is spoiled at the moment and has been for the last year.

    I do know of all the costs involved.

    Thank you for all the advice.

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