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  1. #1
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    Default Craigslist upgrade of the week...

    "yearling filly, bay, very well handled, $75" said the ad title.....description once the page was opened said "13 hands, leads, ties, stands for feet picking, we've even ridden her a few times"

    So I sort of hooked my trailer up and went and got her....
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...8&id=710099435

    She's super quiet, somewhere between 8 and 12 months (got differing info from owner and BO), she's had 4 owners now in her short little life, so she's a little indifferent to people, but easy to catch, lead, etc, likes apples but not carrots....seems to be taking it all in stride......gonna make a quiet little local large pony to pack a kid around, or a nice little trail horse for someone if she goes over :-)

    I'm going to try and find her a good home over the summer, and if I can't, I'll keep her until she is ready to actually be started u/s and then find her a good home :-)



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    Aww, what a sad little face on her. I am sure she will start feeling much happier now!
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    Bless you for getting her, she looks like a sweet heart!



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    good job! Thanks for scooping her up. It's nice to see someone get a horse out of a dubious situation BEFORE they look wormy with elf feet.
    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09




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    Odd thing was that the barn was in great shape, all the horses were in great weight...but it was a boarding barn with no quality control on training....even the barn manager was telling me how they had ridden her as part of the sales pitch...
    Last edited by jumpymeister; Apr. 2, 2010 at 08:49 AM. Reason: sp



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    Sad little sweet face. I like the way she is put together.
    \"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.\" Anne of Green Gables



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    You win! That's the best good deed I've heard about in a while.

    She's not badly built and does look sad/old soul/kind/decently minded.

    My fondest wish is that she blossoms into something great for you.
    The armchair saddler
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    Aww, she looks so sweet and sad... my pony had the same expression when I got him, which is what sold me. I bet she's super happy at the upgrade! Kudos to you!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mara View Post
    You've been reported, spammer. Bye.
    Quoting them so you re-post their links doesn't help...

    I've had to sit on my hands a few times already reading Craigslist -- no fences here yet, so I'm safe for the moment!

    Currently there's a TB that someone wants to sell because they "can't keep weight on him". He's an ex-police horse and lesson horse. My guess is he's older and needs his teeth done and/or wormed...
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    Congratulations on your newest arrival - and bless you.

    Have you found a name for her yet?



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    She looks very sweet. Good job. It's so nice that you have the opportunity to help her.

    (and seriously...riding a yearling? headdesk)
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...



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    Good for you. Looks sweet.



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    Yay for upgrading a horse's circumstances! She looks adorable! I just did the same 3 weeks ago - 4 yr old mare, unregistered but came with breeder's certificate, unhandled - $100! She's here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/3546815...01/4478117840/

    I'm sure you can relate - as we were attempting to load her (took some time) I told her "you have no idea the life you are going to, but you are going to like it, I promise!!" At that price, it's worth it to spend a little time on training and give them a better chance at life!
    If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpymeister View Post
    So I sort of hooked my trailer up and went and got her....
    LOL. Isn't "sort of" getting another horse like being a little big pregnant? I guess it's like the cat that I told my mother sort of followed me home (after being carried half way) when I was about 9 (She ended up being best barn kitty ever)

    Kudos on a good deed. She's got such a sweet face.
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    I think she knew she had better things ahead....she walked right on my scary step up slant load with no hesitation. ...no horse has ever done that, let alone a baby. :-)



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    I saw this ad! I am so glad you picked her up! Thank you for sharing!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tif_Ann View Post
    Yay for upgrading a horse's circumstances! She looks adorable! I just did the same 3 weeks ago - 4 yr old mare, unregistered but came with breeder's certificate, unhandled - $100! She's here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/3546815...01/4478117840/

    I'm sure you can relate - as we were attempting to load her (took some time) I told her "you have no idea the life you are going to, but you are going to like it, I promise!!" At that price, it's worth it to spend a little time on training and give them a better chance at life!
    Tif, she reminds me of one of our lesson horses, who is a TANK. Bombproof and wonderful (we affectionately call him "the elephant"):
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4088968_n.jpg
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1736928_n.jpg
    "My shopping list is getting long but I will add the marshmallows right below the napalm." -Weighaton



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    You are my heroine for the day!

    Don't forget to keep us posted with updates!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpymeister View Post
    I think she knew she had better things ahead....she walked right on my scary step up slant load with no hesitation. ...no horse has ever done that, let alone a baby. :-)

    She probably figured anywhere was going to be better.

    She looks sweet, and - as far as I can tell - nicely put together.
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