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    #61
    Originally posted by bdj View Post

    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!
    Oh, 67 and 71....I wish Riptide threw more color! I'd need to breed them to something a little stockier and a lot splashier (no eventers! No hunters, no jumpers, no cutting, no working disciplines, fat pretty pony to toodle around on!)

    70's a palomino (Prince and DLSII seem to be good for that.) However it's apparently a COMPLETE pig in a poke as neither DSC nor Sporthorse knows if it's a colt or a filly yet! If I didn't have to pick him up right away 19 is tugging my heartstrings. Still love 10 but as soon as someone looks at the pedigree it's going to be war.

    I am so tempted to try to buy naming rights on 63. She's stupid adorable.

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      #62
      We've got until Tuesday afternoon to fend off other offers on the little burro we like. I hope he comes home with us. We won't see him at least until September. That might be pushed back. if the virus doesn't get under control soon. That's okay. We'll train him whenever he gets here.

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        #63
        Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post
        We've got until Tuesday afternoon to fend off other offers on the little burro we like. I hope he comes home with us. We won't see him at least until September. That might be pushed back. if the virus doesn't get under control soon. That's okay. We'll train him whenever he gets here.
        You're only getting 1? Aren't they like kittens or something? Don't you have to get 2 to keep each other company?

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          #64
          Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post
          We've got until Tuesday afternoon to fend off other offers on the little burro we like. I hope he comes home with us. We won't see him at least until September. That might be pushed back. if the virus doesn't get under control soon. That's okay. We'll train him whenever he gets here.
          You're only getting 1? Aren't they like kittens or something? Don't you have to get 2 to keep each other company?

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            #65
            Originally posted by danceronice View Post

            Oh, 67 and 71....I wish Riptide threw more color! I'd need to breed them to something a little stockier and a lot splashier (no eventers! No hunters, no jumpers, no cutting, no working disciplines, fat pretty pony to toodle around on!)

            70's a palomino (Prince and DLSII seem to be good for that.) However it's apparently a COMPLETE pig in a poke as neither DSC nor Sporthorse knows if it's a colt or a filly yet! If I didn't have to pick him up right away 19 is tugging my heartstrings. Still love 10 but as soon as someone looks at the pedigree it's going to be war.

            I am so tempted to try to buy naming rights on 63. She's stupid adorable.
            19 is adorable - get him and have him come live at my house till you're ready to pick him up! Of course, you might end up with an elderly little App mare tagging along for the ride home 😆
            63 is lovely- like a little black version of Phantom Wings!

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              #66
              Originally posted by bdj View Post

              19 is adorable - get him and have him come live at my house till you're ready to pick him up! Of course, you might end up with an elderly little App mare tagging along for the ride home 😆
              63 is lovely- like a little black version of Phantom Wings!
              I KNOW, right? When I saw the first pictures from DSC before they knew if she was a colt or filly I was like "Wings!" And as soon as it was sure it was a filly I kinda figured they'd buy her back. She's ridiculously cute.

              Lol, well he would need a buddy, right? My biggest thing would be finding somewhere here to put a weanling. I mean if I could talk my neighbor into letting me rent his round pen, which has six-foot stock panels, it's right across the road and I can see why the BLM wants something like that rather than a stall for horses that haven't been handled, and the Chincoteague colts are all feral, too. I definitely wouldn't want to put him with my TB--even if Mom wouldn't kill me, putting an untrained baby in a four-acre paddock fenced with electrobraid and full of things to hurt himself on seems like a bad idea.
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                Originally posted by Ruth0552 View Post

                You're only getting 1? Aren't they like kittens or something? Don't you have to get 2 to keep each other company?
                i love the way you think.

                We are approved for one via internet adoption and another through the TIP Challenge. If things go well, we should have two well-trained burros. I hope to train BLM burros fairly regularly. I have a separate pen for halter training, which is best done with one at a time. At some point, our fully trained burro will need a companion. Donkeys eat differently than horses, so despite being used as companion animals, they should be stabled separately. We will teach ours to be turned out with the horses (who love donkeys), but our big corral, with a stall in the horse barn, is perfect for two burro buddies to live together.

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                  #68
                  Allright......fess up. who bought what?
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                    #69
                    Okay, BLM 8526 is a beautiful little Sorrel. Seven year old mare. Lovely blaze and beautiful conformation. No bids on her, but she's really nice. Sweet little thing would make the cutest Hunter pony or trail pony for a small adult or kid.

                    https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/animals/13628526

                    So many bays, blacks, and chestnuts with no bids. Someone used a cheap camera for their pictures and videos, which really didn't do them justice.

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                      #70
                      BLM auction ends tomorrow evening.

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                        #71
                        Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post
                        Okay, BLM 8526 is a beautiful little Sorrel. Seven year old mare. Lovely blaze and beautiful conformation. No bids on her, but she's really nice. Sweet little thing would make the cutest Hunter pony or trail pony for a small adult or kid.

                        https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/animals/13628526
                        The side photo makes her look closer to 13hh than the 14hh listed. I am guessing that is why there are no bids.

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                          I messed up. I bid on a burro that has to be picked up in Wyoming. All the young ones have to be picked up, while the adults can be shipped to other areas. I emailed them to remove my bid. There were other bids, so the burro will have a home.

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                            #73
                            There are some super nice horses in the BLM site. I am attracted to the ones in the plain brown wrappers that have no bids. There is a liver chestnut gelding that I woudl take in a heartbeat.

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                              #74
                              Okay....I have bids in on one Chicoteague buyback (61, pinto filly) and on one fall pickup (70, the mystery palomino, though the photographer if not the fire department and auction house seem to think it's a filly.) Cross your fingers I at least get the buyback!
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                                #75
                                Oh cool! Good luck with the pony!

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                                  I'm still signed up to do the TIP Challenge. We have no idea when the burros and yearlings will be shipped out. Supposedly August, but...?? I can't wait to meet my assigned burro! I'll have 90 days to train him or her and then compete, either in person or virtually.

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                                    #77
                                    For those of you who have experience with the Chincoteague pony auction, is it normal for the buy back foals to have the highest bids?

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                                      Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                                      For those of you who have experience with the Chincoteague pony auction, is it normal for the buy back foals to have the highest bids?
                                      There are groups of people who pool money to buy one and do it every year, plus it's entirely tax-deductible. My max is much higher on the buyback I'm bidding on than the one I would keep (got outbid on 70, switched to one of the chestnut Riptide fillies. If I get outbid on the 'take home' I will probably drop out, but I may up it more on the buyback.)
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                                        #79
                                        Originally posted by danceronice View Post

                                        There are groups of people who pool money to buy one and do it every year, plus it's entirely tax-deductible. My max is much higher on the buyback I'm bidding on than the one I would keep (got outbid on 70, switched to one of the chestnut Riptide fillies. If I get outbid on the 'take home' I will probably drop out, but I may up it more on the buyback.)
                                        Thank you.

                                        Where do you get the information on the breeding and such of the foals? I assume some breeding is more desired than other by certain people.

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                                          #80
                                          Originally posted by trubandloki View Post

                                          Thank you.

                                          Where do you get the information on the breeding and such of the foals? I assume some breeding is more desired than other by certain people.
                                          https://www.dscphotography.net/2020/2020-Foals

                                          If you follow DSCPhoto on Facebook, all year they do Chicoteague/Assateague photography including tracking the bands. There's also a Chincoteague pedigree website sort of like pedigreequery that includes privately-owned ponies, not just ferals. DSC's Facebook's where I first saw my pony boyfriend, Riptide (he's the one with the killer forelock-if you've ever seen the Misty movie he looks a lot like the horse who played the Pied Piper) and why I'm bidding on a relatively bland (chestnut with a blaze) fall pick-up filly since she's from his band. I'm still really tempted by 10 for pedigree reasons--he's descended from Misty. But I suspect his price will go up (the more color, the more expensive they are, and, well, Misty Pony) and he's a summer pickup.

                                          My money is still on 63, Marsh Mallow's black filly with the wings, being the sale topper. She's just ADORABLE and since it's for charity, well....
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