I'm really tempted-what do you horsey people think?

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13 years 8 months ago #14883 by devan
I've had this on my watch list for a while but i dunno. I have a 27 yr old appy and a 6 yr old stationbred but something about this old boy really appeals.
I hardly have time to ride the other 2 and am hoping to paint the outside of the house this summer, Am i being a softie or what? :D

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=165011005

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13 years 8 months ago #227342 by chooky
It's that eye shot that got to you isn't it . He looks lovely [^]. Thats all I have to say[;)]

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13 years 8 months ago #227343 by devan
Oh gee thanks for being the voice of reason! [;)] You could have said NO you don't ride your other horses enough! (not that they care) or you house looks like cr*p and must be painted :(

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13 years 8 months ago #227346 by oskatd
Go for it, as long as you can give him the forever home he requires!

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13 years 8 months ago #227347 by devan
Yep that seems to be the way with me. My pony recently died at 35 I've had him and shy (the appy) for 16 years so yeah i too am an "aged animal collector" lol. I guess i just want the common sense of an older horse again now that shy is getting too blind to ride really

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13 years 8 months ago #227350 by chooky
So when are you picking him up then ??[;)][^]

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13 years 8 months ago #227355 by sundaysbest
I note the ad says "experienced rider AND HANDLER" required...
So I hope you are both, as that could elude to him having a few ground manner issues etc... and you'd have to see how he got on with your other horses...

If I had the land, the finances and the insanity - I would consider taking him on too! :) hahaahahaha..

He is a cutie - I love greys!

PS... I have an Appy too!!!

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13 years 8 months ago #227367 by terralee
He definitely has your name on him devan[;)][^][}:)]
Does that help[}:)]
Hey they say he is good ridden daily weekly monthly etc so that is a bonus:cool: ... you can not ride him much ... like your others:rolleyes:
Go get him girl :D :D :D he is lovely and you NEED another horsey[^]
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13 years 8 months ago #227404 by DiDi
Sorry to burst the bubble but NO!!! He is old, he is grey, he needs an experienced whatever, which in layman's terms means he is probably a handful. NO NO NO! You have enough on your plate. If you were closer I could offer you a 17 year old grey who is totally bombproof, in that you could throw a saddle on him and take him for a road ride and he would be the happiest camper in Auckland. He has a growth on his sheath but none around his bum and a cancer diagnosis in his FL hoof - hell must be four years ago - but he is our responsibility and that is the way I look at horses. Danny has been with us from Pony Club through Horse Trials and is the bomb so he deserves to be here for however long. Why is he a rescue? Skimmed the ad I must admit because all I could hear was No No NO.

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Actually Devon - you are not that far from me. Do you want to look at a fantastically well behaved TB that my daughter has been trying to sell over Winter. He is an ex racehorse but has had natural horsemanship training and is just awesome to do anything with. She has ridden him at a few PC events without any drama. He is a want to please horse but that is where he needs to be. Taken back to basics (not literally but a new start) and bought on with rider and horse understanding each other. Blyth Tate rode him at a clinic my daughter attended and he picked up ( he was throwing his head) that he was not understanding her command from trot to canter. Blyth also said he really liked him! The minute he got it - no problem. He really is a sweetie. Truck, farrier and a couple of weeks ago she clipped him out for the first time and he just stood there! Good home would be the priority for her and it is not because we want rid of him - she has bought her first home and budget + horses does not work. PM if you want to look at him.

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13 years 8 months ago #227405 by sundaysbest
I do agree with DiDi somewhat, I have to say Devan.
Experienced rider - sure.
Experienced "handler" could mean anything......
He's lovely... but you need to be sure
And you need to think of YOUR CURRENT horses first and foremost....
Sundays

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13 years 8 months ago #227473 by terralee
I still say go for him devan..... all joking aside[B)] ... you obviously have horses and have had for a long time .... so that makes you experienced in riding and handling I would imagine[^] AND there is obviously something about this old boy that has touched you inside [:X] .. so at the very least .... go and meet him and see how you feel about him then[}:)]
Didi ... this horse deserves a chance too!!
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13 years 8 months ago #227485 by DiDi
Of course he does Terralee but not necessarily with Devon.

I'm the softie in my world of horses because I know plenty of people who just fire their no longer required horses off for dog meat, without a backward glance. The TB I mentioned above was kept by his main jockey once he finished racing because he was such a beautiful temperament - or he would have been dog meat.

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13 years 8 months ago #227504 by devan
Oh gawd i dunno what to do! Usually i would never even consider a TB as i don't bounce like i used to, but there was just something about this boy that i liked. Didi thank you for the offer, is it the 17 yr old you were talking about? I'm not worried about him being grey...shy is white (with a few black spots) and i keep him covered year round and zinc him like crazy and only have the horses in paddocks with trees for shelter. I've had horses for about 25 years now and consider myself to be experianced tho maybe not as confident as i used to be [;)] and no i really don't need another horse but hmmmmm maybe i might have a look. Don't worry if he's a shithead i won't even go there :D

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13 years 8 months ago #227571 by Gracelands
Just a thought, but maybe the 'experienced handler' bit is referring to the fact that as a rescue, they want someone who knows how to look after a horse, so he isn't neglected (again:(). Doesn't necessarily have to mean he's a biting, kicking, rearing monster in the paddock. ....

You could always give them a ring, Devan. What harm could it do? [}:)][;)]

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13 years 8 months ago #227576 by devan
lol could harm my bank account slightly [;)] but yeah i reckon i might

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