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Craigslist upgrade of the week...

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  • Craigslist upgrade of the week...

    "yearling filly, bay, very well handled, $75" said the ad title.....description once the page was opened said "13 hands, leads, ties, stands for feet picking, we've even ridden her a few times"

    So I sort of hooked my trailer up and went and got her....

    She's super quiet, somewhere between 8 and 12 months (got differing info from owner and BO), she's had 4 owners now in her short little life, so she's a little indifferent to people, but easy to catch, lead, etc, likes apples but not carrots....seems to be taking it all in stride......gonna make a quiet little local large pony to pack a kid around, or a nice little trail horse for someone if she goes over :-)

    I'm going to try and find her a good home over the summer, and if I can't, I'll keep her until she is ready to actually be started u/s and then find her a good home :-)

  • #2
    Aww, what a sad little face on her. I am sure she will start feeling much happier now!
    Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
    Bernard M. Baruch


    • #3
      Bless you for getting her, she looks like a sweet heart!
      Lori T
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      • #4
        good job! Thanks for scooping her up. It's nice to see someone get a horse out of a dubious situation BEFORE they look wormy with elf feet.
        I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
        I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


        • Original Poster

          Odd thing was that the barn was in great shape, all the horses were in great weight...but it was a boarding barn with no quality control on training....even the barn manager was telling me how they had ridden her as part of the sales pitch...
          Last edited by jumpymeister; Apr. 2, 2010, 08:49 AM. Reason: sp


          • #6
            Sad little sweet face. I like the way she is put together.
            \"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.\" Anne of Green Gables


            • #7
              You win! That's the best good deed I've heard about in a while.

              She's not badly built and does look sad/old soul/kind/decently minded.

              My fondest wish is that she blossoms into something great for you.
              The armchair saddler
              Politically Pro-Cat


              • #8
                Aww, she looks so sweet and sad... my pony had the same expression when I got him, which is what sold me. I bet she's super happy at the upgrade! Kudos to you!
                "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

                Graphite/Pastel Portraits


                • #9
                  Originally posted by jjhaq
                  thankssssssssssss best web www.moneymoney2.tk www.easymoneynow.tk
                  You've been reported, spammer. Bye.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mara View Post
                    You've been reported, spammer. Bye.
                    Quoting them so you re-post their links doesn't help...

                    I've had to sit on my hands a few times already reading Craigslist -- no fences here yet, so I'm safe for the moment!

                    Currently there's a TB that someone wants to sell because they "can't keep weight on him". He's an ex-police horse and lesson horse. My guess is he's older and needs his teeth done and/or wormed...
                    ... and Patrick


                    • #11
                      Congratulations on your newest arrival - and bless you.

                      Have you found a name for her yet?


                      • #12
                        She looks very sweet. Good job. It's so nice that you have the opportunity to help her.

                        (and seriously...riding a yearling? headdesk)
                        A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

                        Might be a reason, never an excuse...


                        • #13
                          Good for you. Looks sweet.


                          • #14
                            Yay for upgrading a horse's circumstances! She looks adorable! I just did the same 3 weeks ago - 4 yr old mare, unregistered but came with breeder's certificate, unhandled - $100! She's here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/3546815...01/4478117840/

                            I'm sure you can relate - as we were attempting to load her (took some time) I told her "you have no idea the life you are going to, but you are going to like it, I promise!!" At that price, it's worth it to spend a little time on training and give them a better chance at life!
                            If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
                            ~ Maya Angelou


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jumpymeister View Post
                              So I sort of hooked my trailer up and went and got her....
                              LOL. Isn't "sort of" getting another horse like being a little big pregnant? I guess it's like the cat that I told my mother sort of followed me home (after being carried half way) when I was about 9 (She ended up being best barn kitty ever)

                              Kudos on a good deed. She's got such a sweet face.
                              Proudly owned by 2 chestnut mares
                              Crayola Posse: sea green
                              Mighty Rehabbers Clique


                              • Original Poster

                                I think she knew she had better things ahead....she walked right on my scary step up slant load with no hesitation. ...no horse has ever done that, let alone a baby. :-)


                                • #17
                                  I saw this ad! I am so glad you picked her up! Thank you for sharing!
                                  Welcome to my dressage world http://www.juliefranzen.blogspot.com/


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Tif_Ann View Post
                                    Yay for upgrading a horse's circumstances! She looks adorable! I just did the same 3 weeks ago - 4 yr old mare, unregistered but came with breeder's certificate, unhandled - $100! She's here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/3546815...01/4478117840/

                                    I'm sure you can relate - as we were attempting to load her (took some time) I told her "you have no idea the life you are going to, but you are going to like it, I promise!!" At that price, it's worth it to spend a little time on training and give them a better chance at life!
                                    Tif, she reminds me of one of our lesson horses, who is a TANK. Bombproof and wonderful (we affectionately call him "the elephant"):
                                    "My shopping list is getting long but I will add the marshmallows right below the napalm." -Weighaton


                                    • #19
                                      You are my heroine for the day!

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by jumpymeister View Post
                                        I think she knew she had better things ahead....she walked right on my scary step up slant load with no hesitation. ...no horse has ever done that, let alone a baby. :-)

                                        She probably figured anywhere was going to be better.

                                        She looks sweet, and - as far as I can tell - nicely put together.