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Is it just me, or does this girl need help?

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  • Is it just me, or does this girl need help?


    Is it just me, or does she look too skinny for a 4 year old?

    Such a nice looking girl, and beautiful face. Wish I could buy her. Anyone want to give her a nice home and fatten her up? I will volunteer as a groom.

  • #2
    She is on the thin side but I have seen much, much worse!
    "You can't fix stupid"- Ron White


    • Original Poster

      She just looks so sweet. And scared


      • #4
        She is a little ribby, but not too bad. She does look sweet, doesn't she? I am partial to a nice bay!

        I hope she lands in a great home.


        • #5
          Little ribby but not that bad. I do find it interesting that she needs more work so needs to go because they don't have time with work but will trade her for stud fee for other mare. No time for this one but we do have time for a baby I guess. Gesh
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          • Original Poster

            Poor new baby!


            • #7
              Originally posted by Stripe View Post
              She just looks so sweet. And scared

              I wouldn't anthropomorphize too much

              She definitely looks like she needs some care, and that description made me want to repeatedly knock my skull against a brick wall, but here's hoping she ends up someplace great!


              • Original Poster

                I know! Someone needs a dictionary. Or SpellCheck


                • #9
                  I spit out my drink at the "Spanish barb" part. And of course the owner wants to breed her other mare


                  • #10
                    She's really cute, but definitely ribby. Sounds like she could use an upgrade :-)


                    • Original Poster

                      Definitely not Spanish Barb.


                      • #12
                        cute - that's cheap....hope she ends up safe.


                        • #13
                          I wouldn't be so quick to say she isn't Spanish Barb or at least half. Yeah, she is thin and she does look nervous ... which s understandable in her situation. She looks smart and if her conformation is any good she might be really nice.


                          • #14
                            sometimes I have to wonder of those ads are for real. It's hard to imagine someone bungling up the ad that badly.


                            • Original Poster

                              Really? She doesn't look like a Spanish Barb to me. And pretty small, too


                              • #16
                                She looks in the one shot like she's shedding out, so coming out of winter and thin from no/bad pasture and not enough hay (maybe the other mare is bossy/food guards and the owner doesn't separate them?) I'd be wondering more what the scruff on her legs is--dirt or something like rain rot? Pretty head, though.

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                                • #17
                                  She looks like she would shape up really cute with some more groceries and care. I hope someone super finds this little gem in the making.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    That's what I was thinking! Does anyone know of a Washington specific horse forum that I could post her on?


                                    • #19
                                      Bit ribby, looks worse in some pictures than others doesn't she. Must say though, my three yr old has ribby stages and it's not through lack of food or worming believe me, lol, just growing and ungainly looking.

                                      Just did a currency conversion and wow she is cheap, is that what horses like her at her stage of training normally go for or is that super cheap there too?


                                      • Original Poster

                                        It's pretty cheap here