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UPDATE: PLACED! Craigslist cutie in need of an upgrade

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  • UPDATE: PLACED! Craigslist cutie in need of an upgrade

    Saw a horse with a friend this weekend - a young QH gelding that was at a ranch specializing in "coliando" which from my crash course on YouTube I would characterize as an unbelievably brutal sport in which bulls are flipped and horses trampled.

    This gelding apparently isn't coliando material, though that's not for lack of trying on the part of his owner. The horse was covered with wounds - spur marks on his sides, an open wound from the insane curb chains we saw on the bridles, raw gashes across his nose.

    The horse was pleasant and willing under saddle despite the treatment he's had, and is a cute mover. He's not a dead head - he moves out willingly and is light and responsive - but from our short experience with him my impression is that he's sweet, quiet and gentle.

    He's not cut out for the job my friend has in mind, and neither of us can take him on. So we're doing the best we can - networking him far and wide. If you're looking for a fun little (15H) horse, or just want to do a good deed, here's his Craigslist ad. Poor boy.

    Additional details and pictures are on my blog.
    Last edited by johnnysauntie; Sep. 28, 2012, 02:03 PM. Reason: UPDATE
    Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

    Collecting Thoroughbreds - tales of a re-rider and some TBs

  • #2
    OMG that coliando video. Digusting.

    I found one other video, at least most of the riders seem incapable of grabbing a cow's tail and flipping it over, but even trying it seems cruel. Terrible "sport." Even if it was done on a ranch long ago, I don't think it needs to continue for entertainment value.

    I hope this horse gets placed.

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      #3
      Let me tell you, it was one heck of a shocking horse buying trip for a couple middle-aged dressage riders/trail amblers. Just horrific.
      Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

      Collecting Thoroughbreds - tales of a re-rider and some TBs

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      • #4
        I would have the vet out ASAP to see what is going on with this horse's hindquarters. That's a very strange croup configuration.. Poor guy, he looks like a sweetheart.

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        • #5
          The reason he has to get rid of him is that he's buying a mare to breed and can't afford both... seems like there's a disconnect here.
          You are what you dare.

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            #6
            I think it's safe to say that normal logic is suspended at the door of this place, GotGait.

            Sky - he does have a very sloping croup, and a low set tail. But he moves out nicely, despite the less than ideal conformation. And I can personally attest to his sweetness.
            Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

            Collecting Thoroughbreds - tales of a re-rider and some TBs

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            • #7
              OMG-------video made me so sick and sad and angry.

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                #8
                UPDATE: Price has dropped to $300

                The seller has dropped the price to $300. If you can, please share the link below with your horsey friends and on social networks. I'm just sick to my stomach for this horse. He's a good boy. Hope someone snaps him up.

                http://collectingtbs.com/horses/nice...-upgrade-fast/
                Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

                Collecting Thoroughbreds - tales of a re-rider and some TBs

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                • #9
                  OMG, this horse is just a few miles from me! I always wondered what was going on at that place... I think I'm going to be sick now.
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                  • #10
                    OMG, this horse is just a few miles from me! I always wondered what was going on at that place... I think I'm going to be sick now.
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                    • #11
                      Price down to $300 -- someone can grab him? I cannot.

                      I agree, croup confo looks weird, but even the wonkiest horses can be good triers.

                      There are many things about other cultures which we are not aware of ... some good, some not so good.

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                        #12
                        Downen - I got a tour of the place (289 Irene Rd. in Kirkland). They have a pretty big set up for coliando, including holding pens for the bulls, and a long, large arena flanked with stands for the actual "competition."
                        Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

                        Collecting Thoroughbreds - tales of a re-rider and some TBs

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                        • #13
                          Oh, damn.

                          That video.

                          I'll send the link on - I don't live anywhere near there, but ... damn.
                          “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
                          Frederick Douglass

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                          • #14
                            How about a warning that the video could be disturbing? I could have done without seeing that I'll be honest.

                            Hope the horse finds a good situation soon.

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                            • #15
                              One of my TBs had a very similar croup to that. He raced with it (albeit not very fast). A chiro said he has possibily fractured a bone (sacrum I think?) at some point but it wouldn't affect him. He is totally fine and it doesn't affect him at all, although it might have limited him for higher levels of sport. Poor guy, where are the cop seizing animals for cruelty when you need them! ugh these bastards should be locked away. Hope somebody can get him, but at the same time it's so sad to think of all the other horses being BRED for this! Will it never end

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by johnnysauntie View Post
                                Downen - I got a tour of the place (289 Irene Rd. in Kirkland). They have a pretty big set up for coliando, including holding pens for the bulls, and a long, large arena flanked with stands for the actual "competition."
                                OMG, I was afraid of that when I saw the TALL arena fences go up. We have another place on North Pearl that I've heard all sorts of stories of horse tripping and other nastiness about. From what I've heard, the sheriff won't go in there because they aren't breaking any laws.

                                On a more positive note, my vet said he pulled coggins at the Irene Rd. place, and the horses were well cared for, FWIW.

                                I wish I could take the poor boy home, but I've got no empty stalls and just enough hay to make it through the winter right now (knock wood).
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                                • #17
                                  The ad has been deleted.
                                  RIP Spider Murphy 4/20/02 - 10/31/10

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                                  • #18
                                    I hope hope hope that the horse sold, and to a good home.

                                    One can dream
                                    “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
                                    Frederick Douglass

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                                      #19
                                      He's got a great new home!

                                      The little QH has arrived safe and sound at his new home. It's a lovely barn - I've been to clinics and shows there. He's going to think he's in heaven.

                                      Thank you to all who shared and networked. He has a new home because of the efforts of those who took the time to share his situation with their networks.
                                      Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

                                      Collecting Thoroughbreds - tales of a re-rider and some TBs

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by johnnysauntie View Post
                                        The little QH has arrived safe and sound at his new home. It's a lovely barn - I've been to clinics and shows there. He's going to think he's in heaven.

                                        Thank you to all who shared and networked. He has a new home because of the efforts of those who took the time to share his situation with their networks.
                                        Well done you! What a relief.. he looks like such a sweetie...

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