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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by MyBabies
WHOA!!!!! THIS IS UNREAL!!!!! I am sitting here with goosebumps all over me! I thought she looked like an Arabian but was so certain everybody here would only buy/sell Quarter horses.

MY mare that got hurt was 7/8 Arabian. Someone bred a Saddlebred to the Famous Jadaan (Valentino rode him in the Son of the sheik and his skeleton is a UC Davis) but did not register the foal. I bred my mare 2x and though her foals were really 31/32 they had to be registered 15/16.


Lovely Photo! Nope I am not a huge QH person I have nothign against them and my mare Vixen is actually have Qh i like the cross, lol but nope I am Arabian Through and Through always will be.
post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by mistys mum
sorry to hear about this saga. Hope that all turns out well and you are soon spoiling your new beauty. I havent riden for a while now but I just love the smell of a horses neck when you cuddle up to their chest. Best of luck with her.

Thank you. I love cuddleing up to them too. I even laid down in the pasture for a while yesterday with one of my two year olds while she was taking a nap. It was just so relaxing.
post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by fwan
she looks beautiful!
I dont know much about horses, as they are twice as tall as i am and im always scared of them.
But those people sound rude and untrusty!
I hope something gets sorted out! and that you do get this wonderful horse

Thanks. She did call and appologize last night. So we will see if I hear from her today. And get the horse on Thursday I sure hope so. I have been waiting a long time.
post #34 of 52
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Sorry to read about your troubles. But count your blessings. I would love to have such troubles and a horse some day.

Yes they are troublesome but I love my horses. I am by no means rich, lol I am what ya might call Horse and Critter poor, LOL but I am rich in love from my animals.
post #35 of 52
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
Lovely Photo! Nope I am not a huge QH person I have nothign against them and my mare Vixen is actually have Qh i like the cross, lol but nope I am Arabian Through and Through always will be.
I know what you mean. QHs just never "did" anything for me. I'd always admired Arabians, but could never afford one until the bottom fell out of the market. Of course, I could have been taken in by a pretty face too ...




Seems like all my horses had a lot of chrome. The one prior to Petra was a 16.3 Appy gelding that I bought as a weanling. He was only slightly loopy. He was pretty though. Used to call him my "stepladder" horse.
post #36 of 52
My Sahir was a arab/quarter horse cross...got the nice backend of a quarter back, but lovely head of an arab and with the right shoes, a decent floating gait

He was just gorgeous.
post #37 of 52
Out of all the horses I've had, if I were to go shopping today, it would be for a gaited horse, unless it was going to be strictly for a "pasture ornament." Petra's gait looked wonderful, but it would jar. Strictly speaking Billy (the afore-mentioned Appaloosa, here's a pic ) had a much more comfortable trot to sit to. But the one I probably regret selling most in retrospect was the Walking/Racking mare I had. It was just so darn comfortable to sort of swish along. These days I don't think my back and knees could take a trot at all .
post #38 of 52
Billy had a gorgeous body - nice! Gee...I think we could easily turn this into a horse lovers forum
post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
I know what you mean. QHs just never "did" anything for me. I'd always admired Arabians, but could never afford one until the bottom fell out of the market. Of course, I could have been taken in by a pretty face too ...




Seems like all my horses had a lot of chrome. The one prior to Petra was a 16.3 Appy gelding that I bought as a weanling. He was only slightly loopy. He was pretty though. Used to call him my "stepladder" horse.
Hehe..yup the bottom sure did fall out of the market like a rock of course its the middle ground breeders that are suffering the high dollar still command the high dollar... Ah well..lol I love em no matter what
post #40 of 52
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My Sahir was a arab/quarter horse cross...got the nice backend of a quarter back, but lovely head of an arab and with the right shoes, a decent floating gait

He was just gorgeous.
Yup my Vixen has the Big QH butt, lol her heads not as type as i would like but its still real nice and she has really long mane and tail right now.
post #41 of 52
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Billy had a gorgeous body - nice! Gee...I think we could easily turn this into a horse lovers forum

LOL well they do say horses and other critters go hand in hand
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
Hehe..yup the bottom sure did fall out of the market like a rock of course its the middle ground breeders that are suffering the high dollar still command the high dollar... Ah well..lol I love em no matter what
Yep, a friend I had (I've lost touch) had an Arab that she'd been trying to sell (This would've been 25 or so years ago) and I remember her telling me it was "...easier to sell a horse for $10,000 than one for $1000." In many ways I think that still holds true, although you can add probably at least 50% to those amounts!
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Billy had a gorgeous body - nice! Gee...I think we could easily turn this into a horse lovers forum
I think you're right. As an aside I used to hang around motorcycle forums quite a bit as I took up motorcycling a couple of years ago (I'm thinking of quitting and selling the bike now, but that's another story) and it was simply AMAZING the number of lady riders who were presently horse people, ex-horse people (like me) or horse people wannabes. Not sure what the connection was but I thought it interesting. At least you can kinda tell what the connection is between horses and other critters!
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Yep, a friend I had (I've lost touch) had an Arab that she'd been trying to sell (This would've been 25 or so years ago) and I remember her telling me it was "...easier to sell a horse for $10,000 than one for $1000." In many ways I think that still holds true, although you can add probably at least 50% to those amounts!
Yup its very true. Although I have to say I have gotten some nice horses for that amount. Or so. But it is much easier to sell the high dollar one. Ah well. Someday I will buy me a Ventura Farms baby, until than I have a grand daughter
post #45 of 52
I used to work at an Arabian breeding farm. They also showed in halter and dressage. Man, I really miss it! I learned so much. I have been a horse lover ever since I can remember and have ridden most of my life. Unformtunately, I suffered from a broken hip a few years ago in a car accident, and since then have only ridden once (and I absolutely did not wait long enough to do so- it was so painful!). I've really been wanting to get back into it, and my urgency to do so has been increasing by leaps and bounds. I warned my husband that as soon as I was done with school, we are going to purchase at least one. I love Arabians. They are very special to me. If I had a ton of money, I would have purchased 3 of the many at the breeding farm I worked at. Those babies I worked with were very expensive, though. My absolute favorite, Phanton Elegance (wow, talk about beautiful) has probably won someone a ton of money in Halter shows. She was everything anyone could dream of in an Arab. At the time I worked there, she was 2, and her selling price was $75,000. Yeah, just a smidge out of my price range! But it was a blast, and I learned a ton. I miss it, and you with your own horses, take a moment to realize how fortunate you really are! They are such amazing animals!
post #46 of 52
Speaking of Arabians, a friend of mine has begun a breeding program to be part of the conservation effort for the Davenport strain. They are gorgeous!
post #47 of 52
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Originally Posted by bossinova
I used to work at an Arabian breeding farm. They also showed in halter and dressage. Man, I really miss it! I learned so much. I have been a horse lover ever since I can remember and have ridden most of my life. Unformtunately, I suffered from a broken hip a few years ago in a car accident, and since then have only ridden once (and I absolutely did not wait long enough to do so- it was so painful!). I've really been wanting to get back into it, and my urgency to do so has been increasing by leaps and bounds. I warned my husband that as soon as I was done with school, we are going to purchase at least one. I love Arabians. They are very special to me. If I had a ton of money, I would have purchased 3 of the many at the breeding farm I worked at. Those babies I worked with were very expensive, though. My absolute favorite, Phanton Elegance (wow, talk about beautiful) has probably won someone a ton of money in Halter shows. She was everything anyone could dream of in an Arab. At the time I worked there, she was 2, and her selling price was $75,000. Yeah, just a smidge out of my price range! But it was a blast, and I learned a ton. I miss it, and you with your own horses, take a moment to realize how fortunate you really are! They are such amazing animals!
Thank you. I count my horses as blessings everyday. I truly do. Just seems to be haveing bad luck lately with horse people. I know its not the animals fault ..psst you may wanna tell your hubby, lol I have a lovely little mare (the grey in my sig) who will be foaling sometime next year for a 3/4ths Arabian hehe....i am bad lol
post #48 of 52
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Speaking of Arabians, a friend of mine has begun a breeding program to be part of the conservation effort for the Davenport strain. They are gorgeous!

OH lovely Strain! Truly is..but me *HUGS HER ALADA BASKIN*
post #49 of 52
When I saw your new horse's pic, I thought "beautiful head". I have 2 quarterhorses and a pinto pony. But for beauty I go for an arab or a hafflinger.

Good luck getting your new baby. I hope they didn't scare her too bad!
post #50 of 52
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When I saw your new horse's pic, I thought "beautiful head". I have 2 quarterhorses and a pinto pony. But for beauty I go for an arab or a hafflinger.

Good luck getting your new baby. I hope they didn't scare her too bad!

Thanks. She is a beauty and has the arabian head I love. Not the extreme some are breeding for now, the nice classic

Yeah I hope they didnt either. I know I am going to have a long road of work with her when I want to load her...but I will be working with her. Latest word on the hauling, she wants to have the vet tranq her.
post #51 of 52
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Update. Yup Still no horse. Dont think she called the hauler. Tranqed the horse. Still couldnt get her in the trailer. So now the horse will be TWICE as hard. For when the professional I hire goes. Because she has now Twice won.

What makes me mad, is 8:30PM i called and wanted an update since i hadnt heard a word. She said they were still trying. I said ok well I am at the barn call my cell phone and let me know (ps I have been at the barn since 8am this morning)

10:15 rolls around still no call..fine. I go home. Theres a mssg from 9:10pm on my HOME PHONE..from the sellers MOM. Not the seller. The sellers MOM! to call.

Its now 11pm..I call anyways. I am mad. and feel like being rude all i get is "oh well we couldnt get her to load" oh for crine out load how hard is it?!

So i said "alright, whatever I will let your daughter (the seller) know when I am able to contact a hauler and give her the info" GRR i am beyond peeved right now.
post #52 of 52
Any new update on the "impossible to load" horse?
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