Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Local Choices

I was looking around on our local horse's for sale site and found some ponies that I wish I could have... I know there are a ton out there that are nicer or what not but it was fun to play the what if game on this local site.

Gelding, Grey, Age: 6, 16H, $28,000

Mare, Age 4, 14.3H, $22,500

Gelding, Age: 7, 16.1H, $15,000

Mare, Age: 11, 17.0H, $53,000

Mare, Age 3, $25,000

Like I need another horse ... but it's always fun to pretend shop!

What would ya'll buy if went shopping locally?

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  1. I pick Frostyyyy!! haha I honestly try to not even tempt myself

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    1. haha come ride and buy him!!

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    2. I already have 3, I literally just sold one! haha I just need to bring a pony back up here, or steal Ramone/Frosty

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    3. Ok if they are gone, i won't rat you out ;)

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  2. My goodness are they expensive! There isn't much I would buy locally. The Oldenburg babies I want are usually in select breeding farms further south. There isn't a lot around where I am :(

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    1. It's all fake money, I could never afford any of these horses ha!

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  3. Lol, you need a pony pony next ;) Otherwise B will be stealing Henry before you know it!

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  4. Third pony? You could have had that medium with the silly haircut!

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    1. no more horses for us... if board wasn't so expensive maybe- but not in the current situation.

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  5. I only tend to window shop when I'm annoyed at my creature, and then I look within my budget which means I can't buy much of anything :) Love that grey though.

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    1. Haha I like to window shop with WAY MORE money then I would have in my budget :)

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  6. I just bought my local choice!!

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  7. So are you planning to start riding/ competing western now? Asking bc of the western horses scattered. I haven't done window shopping in a while. My trainer and I were talking and there's no way I could replace Houston with what I paid for him. Love that boy though. At some point it would be awesome to have another but that's not in the cards any time soon. Need to be responsible!

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    1. I've always dabbled in western- just never seriously. I always say when I am to old to jump im going to try cutting and reining.

      I owned 2 western horses before B was born (Brodie and Speedy) but decided to focus just on Henry after B was born.

      Yeah Henry could not be replaced for what I paid for him.. he's worth way more. I really need to get him insured!

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  8. This is my addiction. I look at horses for sale almost daily. This is probably also why I have a full barn. It is fun and sometime you run across one you can't live without.

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    1. Hahaha! If I had property I would probably be in the same predicament that you are in! :)

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  9. Since I don't want to do anything fancy, I'll just take another Haflinger that can ride and drive, without the issues my mare has.

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  10. I usually dont shop but I am a member of a feedlot rescue place and once in a while one comes thorough that I have to have. Oh how nice it would be to have that kind of money to spend though! Considering I have an awesome boy who really is irreplaceable I try to remind my self that since I REALLY dont need another one as a poor student :)

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    1. Oh man that would be SO hard not to want to save a bunch of the feedlot horses!!

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  11. If I were to look for something it would be something in the pony/small horse range that could be a kid friendly horse for my girls.

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  12. Gorgeous horses :) I love the grey

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  13. The grey is my favorite. He is GORGEOUS!

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    1. I love a pretty grey for sure, my weak spot!

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  14. I like your choices! The grey would be my favorite. :)

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  15. I'm a sucker for greys, but would never actually buy one (if I could help it). I try not to look at horses, but some FB groups have horses mixed it and it makes me swoon. I decided when I got Sam, I'd only have one riding horse (I've owned more then one before). I really want all my time to go to him. When he retires is when I'll be shopping again. When you see a super special awesome horse that's for sale now, it's hard to believe that there will be another for sale when I'm ready to shop (my horse is 15).

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    1. Me too, they are my fav! I have had one and Grayson should be gray so I am excited!

      One day I hope to have the kind of money to afford a horse of the above price :) For now, I shall buy green and work with my trainer to train em :)

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  16. There are a couple of gorgeous Polish Arabs from rare bloodlines saved from a hoarder situation, currently up for adoption at a local equine rescue. I'd get one of them!

    Agree with the others: LOVE that gray!

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    1. Oh nice! I am not a big Arab person but there are def some really nice ones :)

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  17. Love playing millionaire with time to spare - never going to be me though, I've had enough trouble this autumn/winter trying to find time to ride my two!
    Why is work so time-consuming?! If only there was another way to pay the bills...;-)

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    1. Yeah I can't afford more horses or have the time to ride more- but if I didn't have to work, thats another story ;)

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  18. Fascinating! I feel like the caliber of horse and price are both higher out there than they are here. You'd laugh if I showed you truly local options, besides the breeders I know, of course.

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