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    #21
    Originally posted by 4horses View Post
    Not to hijack the thread but the Chincoteague pony auction is online this year for the first time. But a 12 hour drive (24 hour round trip) is just too far for me.

    https://internethorseauctions.com/auction.php?aucid=383
    Darn, they are cute!

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      #22
      Originally posted by Against*All*Odds View Post
      7032 looks very trainable
      Oh, she's lovely. Look at those buckskin dapples!

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        #23
        The palominos are all very nice looking. But man, some of those horses look like they got the worst of the trips. Poor things. And poor No ears. I want to take her home and make some "ears" for her. I bet once she got used to them a fly mask with the attached ears would make her very happy. The older roan gelding is quite handsome. He needs a soft place to land, too.
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          #24
          I can't get No Ears because I'm only approved for a yearling or burro. Is any COTHer going to take her home? My mom is quite talented and would be happy to knit her ear covers in any color you want....

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            #25
            They added some really pretty horses yesterday. Several Pintos.

            Auction starts Tuesday. I hope Ears gets adopted.

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              #26
              I found this website. I would love to make some adorable ear covers for Ears. Anyone in the South interested in her?

              https://diyhorseownership.com/diy-ho...le-fly-bonnet/

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                #27
                Oh gosh I would love to take in Ears! But not the right timing right now. I am just about to start my mustang mare under saddle, and my daughter has a very complicated, fearful gelding that sadly got into bad hands prior to us. We adopted him sight unseen so he is a lot more work than we bargained for but he is stuck with us for the long run. They each come around in their own time
                some faster than others. He is sadly going to be more complicated than one straight from the BLM due to mistreatment and outright abuse.

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                  #28
                  Originally posted by WildLittleWren View Post
                  Oh gosh I would love to take in Ears! But not the right timing right now. I am just about to start my mustang mare under saddle, and my daughter has a very complicated, fearful gelding that sadly got into bad hands prior to us. We adopted him sight unseen so he is a lot more work than we bargained for but he is stuck with us for the long run. They each come around in their own time
                  some faster than others. He is sadly going to be more complicated than one straight from the BLM due to mistreatment and outright abuse.
                  That poor boy. I don't know why some people adopt these animals. They aren't like "regular" horses and you can't treat them as such. I still don't know why they don't screen the potential adopters better. I hope he learns that you will treat him much better.
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                  Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.

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                    #29
                    Here is my favorite:

                    https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/animals/12024825

                    I like her shoulder and she has nice, natural movement. Her back looks a little long. But I think she would be a lot of fun. I wish I were 30 years younger.
                    Sheilah

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                      #30
                      IdahoRider, you're right, she is very nice and 16 hands! Big, beautiful, bay roan.

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                        #31
                        Originally posted by 4horses View Post
                        Not to hijack the thread but the Chincoteague pony auction is online this year for the first time. But a 12 hour drive (24 hour round trip) is just too far for me.

                        https://internethorseauctions.com/auction.php?aucid=383
                        Lot 42 is Misty of Chincoteague's double! I wish I had a place for a pony that I'd never be short enough to ride!
                        "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." —Bradley Trevor Greive

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                          #32
                          2404 is my pick despite the pretty obvious overbite. She seems interested in people and not that spooky, unsure of the flag though. 15 hands. Nicely put together girl. Wish I could take one on.

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                            #33
                            BURROS! They have burros.

                            We're trying to decide on which lovely creature will be our new best friend. I love the female burros. If we get a gelding, I think we will call him Milton Burro, lol

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                              #34
                              Originally posted by chestnutmarebeware View Post

                              Lot 42 is Misty of Chincoteague's double! I wish I had a place for a pony that I'd never be short enough to ride!
                              42 is adorable but gonna go for a small fortune, if she's not a buyback (and probably more if she is!) I love 21 and I hesitate to draw attention, but 10 is not only ADORABLE, he's a Misty Pony (and because he's a colt, they may not be as into buying him back. He's also little enough he might be a fall pickup, which would give me until November or so to arrange hauling and convince my mother not to kill me. Luckily some of my neighbors here would probably conspire....) I'm also really trying to keep my brain in gear and not get into a pity-buy bidding war on 41. I actually do like him, and right now he's in the CVF's care as his dam unfortunately had a fatal accident last week, so he's an orphan now.

                              My vote for most likely sale topper, though, is 63, Marsh Mallow's black pinto filly. When DSC put up the first pictures of her on their FB I figured she's either getting bought back or going to be a $15,000+ pony as she's ADORABLE. She's got little wings on her shoulders! And she's pitch black!

                              And yeah, I have a bidder number for the Chincoteague sale....and a list of favorites. I'm really bummed, though, my man Riptide doesn't have a little lookalike. He's like dream-pony stallion.
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                                #35
                                Originally posted by danceronice View Post

                                And yeah, I have a bidder number for the Chincoteague sale....and a list of favorites. I'm really bummed, though, my man Riptide doesn't have a little lookalike. He's like dream-pony stallion.
                                I will happily be one of your enablers! At 5'8" I physically outgrew my 14.2 hh pony when I was 11, but have never emotionally outgrown ponies—and if I can't have one, I like to encourage it in others.
                                "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." —Bradley Trevor Greive

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                                  #36
                                  Originally posted by danceronice View Post

                                  I'm also really trying to keep my brain in gear and not get into a pity-buy bidding war on 41. I actually do like him, and right now he's in the CVF's care as his dam unfortunately had a fatal accident last week, so he's an orphan now.
                                  It does not say this about him anywhere on the website so you might be safe since most people will not know this fact about him.


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                                    #37
                                    When my friend and I went to the Chincoteague pony auction back in 1999, a little Misty look-alike went for $3,500 and was sent back to the island (you can do that). Everyone cheered.

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                                      #38
                                      Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                                      It does not say this about him anywhere on the website so you might be safe since most people will not know this fact about him.

                                      Oh, the pony fanatics know. DSC posts all year long with photos from all the bands and babies, and they follow CVFD on Facebook (which is where I heard about Bling Bling.)

                                      Moonlitoaks the buybacks are actually chosen in advance by the Fire Department. The listings don't say which will be them yet, but there are groups of people who plan out buying them (because you get naming rights to the foal.) Because they're legally limited in how many ponies can live on their section of the island, they won't let anyone just give back a pony, they pick particular ones they want to keep, usually fillies but once in a while colts, to keep the herds balanced. I'm trying not get my hopes up until bidding opens because I"m afraid like half my favorites will be buybacks!

                                      chestnutmarebeware oh, I hear you. If the pony hit 13.2+, I could probably ride it but it would totally at the end of the day be living out my owning a Chincoteague pony childhood fantasy. I haven't had anything but ex-racehorses since I was 12. Short sounds great, actually.
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                                        #39
                                        Thanks, I was wondering how that works since I knew space was limited on the island. That's neat that people are willing to do buybacks. Neither my friend nor I got a bidding number when we were there because we knew better, lol! We were college kids anyway, so not in a position to adopt.

                                        I am so excited about the BLM auction starting tomorrow. Ears has had many. many looks, so I hope she fares well. Meanwhile, We have picked out a few favorite burros to bid on. Hubby and I will compare notes tonight. Our son has given us his vote already. My husband is awesome at picking names, too.

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                                          #40
                                          Has anyone done an online auction before? Do I bid early, or just sneak it in at the end? I was thinking first day and last day as the time is running out, if necessary. I followed the last one and it looked like no one really bid on the older burros (our first choices). Can anyone offer advice?

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