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Was offered a 12 yo Lippitt Morgan stud today...

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  • Was offered a 12 yo Lippitt Morgan stud today...

    Long story short...

    I had someone coming out this morning to buy a fish tank from me from an ad on CL (you KNEW it, didn't you? ). As she's walking up the back steps into the kitchen she randomly mentions that she had a goldendoodle that she thinks she killed because she only fed him raw food, but when he got fleas she used Frontline him and that because he had only had natural food and treatment that his body reacted poorly to the Frontline and he died. Not that that may not have been true, but wasn't it kind of wierd that that is what she decided to talk about right off the bat?

    She came in, looked at the tank, decided she wanted it and then asked to go out and see the horses. I took her to meet everyone and she told me that the horses were really why she came out. Apparently, when she called on the ad my hubby told her about all the other animals we had and she told him she'd love to come see them.

    Anyway, she proceeds to tell me, with voice breaking, that she can't afford to keep her horse anymore, that the thought of not having him anymore is just devastating, and would I be interested in taking him. My first thought - we just met! You don't even know me! I guess seeing the tubby, spoiled rotten babies in the pasture gave me away. I told her I was sorry, that I already have two that I don't really ride, but that I'd be happy to help her find him a good home if she liked. She was very happy to hear that, especially when I mentioned the Morgan breeder right here in town.

    So I asked her what he was like. She described him as a green broke 12 yo stud ("He's not studdish at all and he has awesome bloodlines! ) that's 14.2 and she's had him since he was a yearling, but hasn't done much with him.

    *headground*

    Right then I wanted to tell her that she had managed to make it nearly impossible to find this poor horse a home (Not gelded, Not broke) but I didn't. I told her I would mention him to members of two of the local riding clubs and see if I got any interest. I asked her to email her contact information, as well as more info on the horse with pictures and I would see what I could do.

    So who wants him?
    Last edited by Fessy's Mom; Mar. 14, 2012, 02:47 PM. Reason: stupid spelling errors
    I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

    But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.

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    Ummmmmmmmmmmmm...



    ...............


    nope, not me!

    Bless you for listening to her, tho, and trying to offer a wee bit of help. Fingers crossed this guy lands in the right barn.

    P.S. WOW.... only 2 more years till you're Kentucky bound!!! Woohoo!
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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      I'm not in the market for a horse, and most definitely not a stud, but if he really does have good bloodlines, I would think she might try the breed association, or local breeders.
      Up here in New England, both the University of CT and the University of VT have Morgan breeding programs.

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        #4
        I KNOW! Can you believe it?! Hubby and I were just talking this morning about what we'll be doing down there - setting up the little horsey business and all that. Can't WAIT!

        And yeah, I don't blame you.
        I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

        But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Hinderella View Post
          I'm not in the market for a horse, and most definitely not a stud, but if he really does have good bloodlines, I would think she might try the breed association, or local breeders.
          Up here in New England, both the University of CT and the University of VT have Morgan breeding programs.
          Hinderella - I hadn't even thought of that! I know about UConn. I'll have to tell her about them, they're only about an hour from where she lives. Thank you!
          I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

          But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.

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          • #6
            Oh goodness. Verify if he's really lippitt, before suggesting gelding..

            There are a some breeders of lippitts, and they are usually great about rehoming the diamonds in the rough. Getting hard to find the true lippitt style, without the outcrosses. http://lippittmorganbreedersassociation.com/ is one of the associations. http://lippittclub.net/ is another. If he's actually FL and not half.. there are some breeders who would probably be happy to offer him a home.

            VT and Conn both have Morgan programs, but more the Saddleseat type (imo) and those generally have a slightly different style than the Lippitts. (BTW that's a pretty good size for a lippitt if he's FL and not part).
            I have CDO. It's like OCD, but all the letters are in alphabetical order, as they should be!

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            • #7
              Did she give you the registered name of this horse?

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              • #8
                Definately contact a LM breeder, they will probably be able to help. Do you have a registered name for him?
                www.Somermistfarm.com
                Quality Hunter Ponies

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                  #9
                  Thanks for the responses. No other info on him yet, but I'll post it when I have it.
                  I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

                  But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.

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                  • #10
                    I would not be surprised if next you hear she "lost" the papers.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                      I would not be surprised if next you hear she "lost" the papers.
                      *like*
                      I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

                      But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.

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                      • #12
                        Lock the Gates

                        Are you sure your place was not just cased for theft?
                        "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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                          #13
                          She'd have to be pretty ballsy to do that when hubby always makes it clear that he's a US Marshal whenever we let anyone come to the house. This means we have guns and shit.
                          I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

                          But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                            I would not be surprised if next you hear she "lost" the papers.
                            She'd just need to apply for a duplicate certificate...so long as she is the record owner of the horse .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                              I would not be surprised if next you hear she "lost" the papers.
                              www.Somermistfarm.com
                              Quality Hunter Ponies

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                              • #16
                                Well excuse me, I had no idea he was a US Marshall. Fire away!
                                "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Fessy's Mom View Post
                                  She'd have to be pretty ballsy to do that when hubby always makes it clear that he's a US Marshal whenever we let anyone come to the house. This means we have guns and shit.
                                  We have a retired law enforcement type in our house. When someone comes in the house (not very often as we don't let many near the house, we live 30 miles from town) the first thing they see is my cute little pistol and a rifle in the living room. The gun safe is full too. Upstairs is another arsenal, just in case, y'know. We have guns and shite too!!
                                  GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

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                                  • #18
                                    Try these folks

                                    If no help comes from other directions, try Forever Morgans.
                                    They work on morgan rescue and, according to a horse
                                    friend who has taken some of their rescued animals, they
                                    are good to work with and competent.

                                    Forgot to say, they have a Facebook site.
                                    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
                                    Elmwood, Wisconsin

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Robin@DHH View Post
                                      If no help comes from other directions, try Forever Morgans.
                                      They work on morgan rescue and, according to a horse
                                      friend who has taken some of their rescued animals, they
                                      are good to work with and competent.

                                      Forgot to say, they have a Facebook site.
                                      or do a search on COTH for Forever Morgans... lol.
                                      I have CDO. It's like OCD, but all the letters are in alphabetical order, as they should be!

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                                      • #20
                                        Morgan person chiming in here...

                                        Did I get this straight or did I miss something? She came to look at and is buying from you a fish tank. Not a needed item like food, clothing or shelter.
                                        But she informs you she has a Morgan stud that she needs to rehome because she can not afford him. But she came to buy a fish tank.

                                        Morgan stud is a well-bred half pint with no job and little handling. Reg papers are questionable. But please take him cuz I can not afford him....tho she came to buy a fish tank.

                                        So possibly yes we Morgan lovers can rally and help as we never like seeing one of our Morgans in a bad spot. But my question is did she buy the fish tank? As in I can not afford the horse anymore but before I place him I am getting set up for more mouths to feed?

                                        Did I get this correct?

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