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    #41
    Originally posted by Against*All*Odds View Post
    7032 looks very trainable
    I like 7032 too! Also 9088.
    That's fine, many of us have slid down this slippery slope and became very happy (and broke) doing it. We may not have a retirement, but we have memories ...

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      #42
      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
      O.M.G. How cute are they?!?!?! I want so many!! Adopting a mustang and/or Chincoteage pony is definitely on my bucket list. Timing is nowhere close to right right now, but someday...!

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        #43
        Check out the lofty trot on 7455. She's a plain brown wrapper (actually clicked on her ad because i felt sorry for her, with her scruffy muddy face). But man her trot is something else:
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        I feel really bad for all these horses. Wish I had the time and fencing to take one.

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          #44
          Originally posted by HungarianHippo View Post
          Check out the lofty trot on 7455. She's a plain brown wrapper (actually clicked on her ad because i felt sorry for her, with her scruffy muddy face). But man her trot is something else:
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          I feel really bad for all these horses. Wish I had the time and fencing to take one.
          She is really, really nice!
          If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great

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            #45
            Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post
            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?
            I would guess they have an option for placing your maximum bid, but the bids go up in increments so your max bid will only happen if others bid too.

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              #46
              I think this 2 year old filly is missing her left eye. it doesn't mention it, but it sure looks missing to me.

              https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/animals/18625889

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                #47
                Originally posted by trubandloki View Post

                I would guess they have an option for placing your maximum bid, but the bids go up in increments so your max bid will only happen if others bid too.
                Thanks, they do have something that allows $5 increments up to maximum bid.

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                  #48
                  Good luck to everyone who is bidding! For now my daughter and I will enjoy our two mustangs but eventually we want to add one for my husband, and way down the road, for my younger daughter. I have trained for years but until I got involved in mustangs I had no idea how much I didn't know. They have taught me much more about myself, and helped me fine tune my training and as a result I've become such a better horsewoman. The journey has lots of ups and downs, but I always tell everyone...a horse is only as good as the hours you put in. I wish more people who adopted these mustangs understood that. Luckily my mare came from a great TIP trainer, so she's come along at a very steady pace. My daughter's horse we are pretty sure was abused pretty viciously, based on information we found out afterwards about the trainer that had him, paired with his over the top responses to things even a wild horse wouldn't have that kind of reaction with.

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                    #49
                    I have a bid in for a yearling burro. He's adorable, but we'll see. I worry someone will come in at the last minute and outbid me. If we get him, we won't even meet him until at least September. If this virus is still raging, it could be pushed back even more.

                    The TIP Challenge I signed up for has been pushed back until August. I'm approved for two burros. My plan is to train two and find a home for one.

                    Did you guys see that dappled buckskin mare? Her price is over $2,000 now!

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                      #50
                      Yep, 7032 is at $2405.
                      That's fine, many of us have slid down this slippery slope and became very happy (and broke) doing it. We may not have a retirement, but we have memories ...

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                        #51
                        Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post
                        I have a bid in for a yearling burro. He's adorable, but we'll see. I worry someone will come in at the last minute and outbid me. If we get him, we won't even meet him until at least September. If this virus is still raging, it could be pushed back even more.

                        The TIP Challenge I signed up for has been pushed back until August. I'm approved for two burros. My plan is to train two and find a home for one.

                        Did you guys see that dappled buckskin mare? Her price is over $2,000 now!
                        When does your auction close? That way we can keep fingers crossed for your potential burrito!
                        "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." —Bradley Trevor Greive

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                          #52
                          I am happy to see that Ears has gotten some bids.

                          This auction shows how much color truly does sell.

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                            #53
                            Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                            I am happy to see that Ears has gotten some bids.

                            This auction shows how much color truly does sell.
                            Oh yes. I have her as one of my favorites to keep an eye on her.

                            So far, I still have the high bid in for one burro. I did notice that the burro's hooves look pretty awful. They have been in the holding pens for awhile and their toes are long. I had a few misgivings about adopting the 9 year old burro because I kept thinking about her on a trailer all the way across country . Her hooves are the worst. I bet I could have tamed her down to get those feet done fairly quickly, once she got here, but that's a lot of stress on her limbs for a long distance ride. I hope someone out West gets her. She was my favorite, but I think I'll pass on her for her own good..

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                              #54
                              All I have to say is I ADORE my mustang. He is a kid proof little guy who despite being a large pony size jumps everything like it’s easy. Just a plain brown wrapper but he is an absolute joy to ride. Mustangs are the best!

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                                #55
                                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!
                                And 42's officially a buyback. I'm trying to tell myself "buy a buyback, give it a fun Jeopardy! theme name, call it good." Or "Buy a fall pickup, give yourself til October to figure out hauling."

                                ....Anybody interested in helping haul a pony? Virginia to Michigan? (And/or talking me into lot #s 60 or higher?)
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                                  #56
                                  Moonlitoaks, I understand your hesitancy regarding that donkey's feet, but I also think burros are remarkably resilient. She's lived nine years without a farrier. Maybe she can go a little longer?

                                  I say that as someone who inherited two formerly feral donkeys whose feet had never been done, and they were in their early teens at that point. They were originally from Mexico and had wandered over the river onto a rancher's land. They did tame down quite well, with patience and love. They are sly, funny little birds. I say you should stay in the game!

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                                    #57
                                    Originally posted by danceronice View Post

                                    And 42's officially a buyback. I'm trying to tell myself "buy a buyback, give it a fun Jeopardy! theme name, call it good." Or "Buy a fall pickup, give yourself til October to figure out hauling."

                                    ....Anybody interested in helping haul a pony? Virginia to Michigan? (And/or talking me into lot #s 60 or higher?)
                                    Wish I could help out with the hauling (but I understand they frown on stuffing pony foals into station wagons nowadays 😆), but I'm happy to enable!
                                    #60 - love the minimal white (the white tail is killing me) and there's something about his mom (Lady Hook) that I really like.
                                    #67 is a Riptide daughter and she's totally ready for water hazards on cross country at what? 10 days old - eventer pony in the making!

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                                      #58
                                      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
                                      Sweet jesus how am I going to tell my husband.

                                      Also how are they not in chronological order??? This offends me as a math teacher.

                                      I will be taking #44 with they eye patch. He can live in the shed with the mower.

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                                        #59
                                        Originally posted by rockymouse View Post
                                        Moonlitoaks, I understand your hesitancy regarding that donkey's feet, but I also think burros are remarkably resilient. She's lived nine years without a farrier. Maybe she can go a little longer?

                                        I say that as someone who inherited two formerly feral donkeys whose feet had never been done, and they were in their early teens at that point. They were originally from Mexico and had wandered over the river onto a rancher's land. They did tame down quite well, with patience and love. They are sly, funny little birds. I say you should stay in the game!
                                        Thanks for the encouragement. We do have a bid in for one of the young ones. So far, so good.

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                                          #60
                                          Originally posted by StormyDay View Post
                                          All I have to say is I ADORE my mustang. He is a kid proof little guy who despite being a large pony size jumps everything like it’s easy. Just a plain brown wrapper but he is an absolute joy to ride. Mustangs are the best!
                                          He is adorable! my mustang is awesome as well. I saw some adult horses I would love to try, if only I had a good, strong six foot tall pen. Some of those bay mares have the sweetest faces, but no bids.

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