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    #81
    Only one day left to get a Chincoteague pony.

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      #82
      I think 64 is adorable, but what do I know?

      How tall do those ponies usually get? 12 or 13 hands?

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        Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post
        I think 64 is adorable, but what do I know?

        How tall do those ponies usually get? 12 or 13 hands?
        12-13+, who knows. They introduced at least one Arab stallion a few generations back, and some of them are awfully hefty even if short. I figure if 71 doesn't get to 13.1-ish at least I can teach her to drive. (Even if that may break Lucky's brain as the one thing he seems to find exceptionally weird is "seeing other horses pulling things." The first time he saw the pony at our old barn hitched up he went into full "Does not compute" mode.)
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          One of those little ones would be so cool if I needed a flashy pony. My son rides a bigger horse than mine, lol. Maybe when the Godchildren get older. Two have natural seats and love horses.

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            Chincoteague auction is closed. Apparently, it's the best year ever. I did my part pushing up prices on buybacks but past where I was comfortable going.

            And...eep. I have until October to work out transporting and keeping what will be a weanling pony. I haven't worked with a BABY baby in ages. And of course I have to come up with a name!
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              #86
              Which one did you get?
              Checked the bids this afternoon and had to remind myself that, no, you already have a pony and cannot have a new one just because they are so adorable.

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                #87
                You were right on the little black Phantom Wings filly -$28K as a Buy Back!
                And #70 confirmed as a filly!

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                  #88
                  danceronice congratulations on your new pony! We will require regular photos once you get all that cuteness home.

                  Since you are in the know about these things, what made Lot 7, the bay pinto colt that was not a buy back sell for so much?

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                    Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                    danceronice congratulations on your new pony! We will require regular photos once you get all that cuteness home.

                    Since you are in the know about these things, what made Lot 7, the bay pinto colt that was not a buy back sell for so much?
                    trubandloki Pixie's colt! His new name is "Dusty's Dream" and the woman who bought him is in the "class of 2020" Facebook. Apparently he's a lifelong dream! (I think a lot of them are.) And all of the went high. The auction total for all the ponies, buybacks and take-homes, and the five or so non-pony items, was almost $400,000! Average pony price was mid-$5000. It's an all-time record sale and #63, Ace's Miss Raven Rhapsody now, is not just the sale-topper but the new all-time record high selling pony. The fire department is beside themselves since they were afraid with the swim and the carnival and live auction and all the visitors not happening they were genuinely afraid they'd run short on funds and have to do things like cut scholarship funds and not replace equipment this year.

                    bdj I got 71, Misty Mills's filly by Riptide. Her name for the pedigree book is going to be Riptide's Double Jeopardy, both because it's Jeopardy! money paying for her and because she's two things I maintain I never wanted: a redheaded mare! Well, filly. I'm trying to wait until I meet her to decide on a barn name but I suspect it's going to be Ginger (for my other book/Breyer childhood fantasy.) I won't have her until fall as she's only a couple weeks old, and she'll probably spend a few days at least at the hauler's in PA being gentled and spending time with some other babies getting used to being weaned (shipper is a trainer who has bought . She'll be about three months in October when they do the fall roundup for late foals. I'll have the winter to get her gentled and leading and such, and I'm hoping my neighbor who road drives and has a pony cart can help me start teaching her to drive. I tried with Lucky but between his arthritis and not generally getting the concept, it wasn't his thing.
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                      #90
                      Congratulations, danceronice ! I thought that was who you were bidding on! She is adorable and I'm thrilled for you! I can't wait to hear more about her and hope you'll keep us updated.
                      And I love the name!

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                        Originally posted by danceronice View Post

                        trubandloki Pixie's colt! His new name is "Dusty's Dream" and the woman who bought him is in the "class of 2020" Facebook. Apparently he's a lifelong dream! (I think a lot of them are.) And all of the went high. The auction total for all the ponies, buybacks and take-homes, and the five or so non-pony items, was almost $400,000! Average pony price was mid-$5000. It's an all-time record sale and #63, Ace's Miss Raven Rhapsody now, is not just the sale-topper but the new all-time record high selling pony. The fire department is beside themselves since they were afraid with the swim and the carnival and live auction and all the visitors not happening they were genuinely afraid they'd run short on funds and have to do things like cut scholarship funds and not replace equipment this year.

                        bdj I got 71, Misty Mills's filly by Riptide. Her name for the pedigree book is going to be Riptide's Double Jeopardy, both because it's Jeopardy! money paying for her and because she's two things I maintain I never wanted: a redheaded mare! Well, filly. I'm trying to wait until I meet her to decide on a barn name but I suspect it's going to be Ginger (for my other book/Breyer childhood fantasy.) I won't have her until fall as she's only a couple weeks old, and she'll probably spend a few days at least at the hauler's in PA being gentled and spending time with some other babies getting used to being weaned (shipper is a trainer who has bought . She'll be about three months in October when they do the fall roundup for late foals. I'll have the winter to get her gentled and leading and such, and I'm hoping my neighbor who road drives and has a pony cart can help me start teaching her to drive. I tried with Lucky but between his arthritis and not generally getting the concept, it wasn't his thing.
                        Congratulations on getting a pony, and on winning Jeopardy! Most impressive.
                        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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                          I guess I missed something? danceronice you won Jeopardy? Congrats on getting a pony! Definitely a dream of mine as well.

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                            There is a new date for pickup for the TIP Challenge. End of the month, I'm supposed to get a BLM burro to train and then compete with this winter. Everything is ready and I can't wait to meet the surprise burro. It's like a long eared grab bag! No idea how old or if male or female. Most likely older, adult, maybe sale authority.

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                              Originally posted by Ruth0552 View Post
                              I guess I missed something? danceronice you won Jeopardy? Congrats on getting a pony! Definitely a dream of mine as well.
                              Lol, yeah. This is one of the few remaining boards I visit where I don't use my real name so it's not obvious. I was on in December and will be going back for the Tournament of Champions (whenever covid lets us have it!) This is probably my biggest "silly purchase" (but it'll make a better story than "I got new covered gutters and I'm going to have my garage torn down and replaced" and the vacation I'm booked on next year was paid for already. Plus the trip this year was cancelled, boo.) I won't get her until October so I'm trying not to go crazy on pony stuff yet.

                              Moonlitoaks it's like a surprise Christmas present! When do you find out--do you go pick it up and they tell you this one's yours?

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                                Pretty much when I get there to pick up, they load the ass-igned burro into the trailer. They ass-sign by number.

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                                  Originally posted by Moonlitoaks View Post
                                  Pretty much when I get there to pick up, they load the ass-igned burro into the trailer. They ass-sign by number.
                                  I see what you did there.

                                  My neighbor used to have donkeys. I'm not sure on the noise (we live a mile away and between the woods making it carry and...decibels...they sometimes sounded like they were RIGHT outside.) But they're cute!
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                                    Originally posted by danceronice View Post

                                    trubandloki Pixie's colt! His new name is "Dusty's Dream" and the woman who bought him is in the "class of 2020" Facebook. Apparently he's a lifelong dream! (I think a lot of them are.) And all of the went high. The auction total for all the ponies, buybacks and take-homes, and the five or so non-pony items, was almost $400,000! Average pony price was mid-$5000. It's an all-time record sale and #63, Ace's Miss Raven Rhapsody now, is not just the sale-topper but the new all-time record high selling pony. The fire department is beside themselves since they were afraid with the swim and the carnival and live auction and all the visitors not happening they were genuinely afraid they'd run short on funds and have to do things like cut scholarship funds and not replace equipment this year.

                                    bdj I got 71, Misty Mills's filly by Riptide. Her name for the pedigree book is going to be Riptide's Double Jeopardy, both because it's Jeopardy! money paying for her and because she's two things I maintain I never wanted: a redheaded mare! Well, filly. I'm trying to wait until I meet her to decide on a barn name but I suspect it's going to be Ginger (for my other book/Breyer childhood fantasy.) I won't have her until fall as she's only a couple weeks old, and she'll probably spend a few days at least at the hauler's in PA being gentled and spending time with some other babies getting used to being weaned (shipper is a trainer who has bought . She'll be about three months in October when they do the fall roundup for late foals. I'll have the winter to get her gentled and leading and such, and I'm hoping my neighbor who road drives and has a pony cart can help me start teaching her to drive. I tried with Lucky but between his arthritis and not generally getting the concept, it wasn't his thing.
                                    Wait.....you won on Jeopardy!? I loooove that show.

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                                      Originally posted by danceronice View Post

                                      Lol, yeah. This is one of the few remaining boards I visit where I don't use my real name so it's not obvious. I was on in December and will be going back for the Tournament of Champions (whenever covid lets us have it!) This is probably my biggest "silly purchase" (but it'll make a better story than "I got new covered gutters and I'm going to have my garage torn down and replaced" and the vacation I'm booked on next year was paid for already. Plus the trip this year was cancelled, boo.) I won't get her until October so I'm trying not to go crazy on pony stuff yet.

                                      Moonlitoaks it's like a surprise Christmas present! When do you find out--do you go pick it up and they tell you this one's yours?
                                      That is so cool! Sometimes we watch and think we're so smart, but adding the whole stagefright dimension, plus the time limits, would make it much harder in reality. My uncle went quite far in the tryouts, but he was just too deaf from serving in the military and then working on trains, lol!

                                      I always wondered...do the categories have anything to do with the players' strengths? i mean do they select categories based on the players, or is it random?

                                      The pop culture ones mess me up. I just don't pay attention to actors, tv shows, or singers. I suppose they pick those questions based on movies or tv shows owned by the corporation, or by the broadcaster?

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                                        That's so cool! I love Jeopardy!

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                                          Moonlitoaks congrats on winning Jeopardy! How cool is that?

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