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  • Possible new mare- UPDATE PAGE 2

    Here is a new horse I am considering. I still have to take her to get vetted, but I want the COTH opinion.

    She is a 5 yo buckskin QH/Dutch Warmblood/Holsteiner mare. She is green broke. Was started as a 3 yo and did walk, trot, canter, and low fences and hen her owner went to college and the parents turned her out. She has essentially sat in a field for 2 years. I rode her today and she is green but super honest. She hasnt been ridden in a month (and not much before that) and we walked and trotted both ways. Got her to canter but she had a super hard time staying in the canter. I think it is because her hindend is so weak.

    Anyways, I popped her over a x-rail and a small vertical and she was so honest and unimpressed by the jumps. She just trotted over them. (granted they were less than 2 feet.)

    Without further ado....here is her pic.... tell me all the good and bad... I want an eventer as my mom has stolen my QH mare Missy and made her her own.

    Last edited by tx3dayeventer; Dec. 11, 2009, 05:19 PM.
    RIP Kid Gloves (Holly) 1992 TBxHanv CCI*** mare.
    New mare: Miss Bunny Express (Missy) 1995 AQHA Jumper mare.

  • #2
    I like her, plus she doesnt look too bad for sitting for about 2 years. She sounds like a nice mare, and one that you could do lots with. I would critique her confo, but it is pretty hard with tack on.


    • #3
      I was going to ask what happened to Missy....

      She looks quite nice to me but the best part is your description of her temperament. If she is as honest and good-natured as she sounds, then even if she does not work out as an UL prospect she will be enjoyable, and resellable if need be.
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      • #4
        If she doesn't work out for you, you can just send her to me!
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        • #5
          I got as far as 'buckskin QH' and turned green with envy.


          • #6
            Cute, cute, cute! I really like her.
            --Becky in TX
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            She who throws dirt is losing ground.


            • #7
              I think she's cute, and I like what you have to say about her attitude. Attitude is everything, IMHO. She sounds kind and unflapped.
              I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
              I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


              • #8
                Super looking horse! Is that you holding her??


                • #9
                  She's buckskin - who cares about the rest?!


                  • Original Poster

                    No it's my mom holding her. She really is so sweet and not to mention pretty!!!

                    My mom has claimed Missy for herself and Missy is in love with the idea!!!! Missy jigs and spooks with me on trails(just around the ranch) but walks with her head down and on the buckle with my mom on her!! It's so cute!! Missy has clearly made her decision on who she prefers and mom won . My mom was looking for a horse so it worked out.

                    I will try to get a profile shot this weekend and a video of her OMG-floaty-trot!!!! She rides a lot like Holly did gait-wise. I am totally in love with her and hope she vets and I can get her bought for the right price!
                    RIP Kid Gloves (Holly) 1992 TBxHanv CCI*** mare.
                    New mare: Miss Bunny Express (Missy) 1995 AQHA Jumper mare.


                    • #11
                      She's a big girl, isn't she? Good luck with the vetting, etc. Say hi to your mom for me.


                      • #12
                        What a nice horse! And my favorite color which is sooo important! Keep us posted on her progress!


                        • #13
                          She looks totally unsuitable! Send her to CT at once...Hope the vetting goes well, and you become a great team! Good Luck!!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TB or not TB? View Post
                            She's buckskin - who cares about the rest?!

                            that was my thought too! I like her a lot.
                            ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                            • #15
                              I love QH/WBx's, seem to take the doh! out of the WB and the make me! out of the QH. She's lovely and what a color
                              "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                              The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by tx3dayeventer View Post

                                My mom has claimed Missy for herself and Missy is in love with the idea!!!! Missy jigs and spooks with me on trails(just around the ranch) but walks with her head down and on the buckle with my mom on her!! It's so cute!! Missy has clearly made her decision on who she prefers and mom won . My mom was looking for a horse so it worked out.
                                Funny how they do that. Good on you for being a good sport about it. Cute pony! Don't like buckskins or QH and I still can't find anything bad to say.


                                • #17
                                  Wow nice! Are there more like her where you got that one? The attitude sounds awesome.


                                  • #18
                                    I love her!!

                                    It's funny b/c my name is Meredith (duh) and I have a dog named "bella" who's the same color! Totally fate
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                                    • #19
                                      Me likey!

                                      Lucky you! Lovely and substantial mare, and we are all envious. (And great attitude and color to BOOT!?!? Yeah, you must be getting some kind of "Karma payback" from good deeds done in a past life )

                                      Good luck with her, nothing to pick apart from me (and I am pretty picky...)

                                      Please keep us posted on her progress!
                                      "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

                                      "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")


                                      • #20
                                        congrats on the possible new horse! her breeding is a cool combo and with a topline and some muscle she will be super flashy! what a good find!
                                        Jazz- 4.9.01 OTTB, loved since 12.6.09
                                        Skip- 3.3.91 APHA, i miss you buddy