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horse person help
Hi was just thinking of getting a horse and ran across this
add in a nearby craigslist.

I honestly dont know a lot about them but this poor thing looks like its almost dead of starvation and the SOB wants
2000 dollars to give it to a good home

[link to elko.craigslist.org]

like i said i dont know so im interested in opinions

Last Edited by chowan on 01/11/2014 09:03 PM
sheell be right mate
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that horse got plenty of weight on him. nice looking,too.
if you don't know anything about horses,why do you want one?
they're time and money
and if he's an easy keeper you got a deal
but 2,o00 dollars? i'd ask for registration papers on him,first.
vet records,the whole nine yards
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make sure you get the coggins and hes not sick
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that horse got plenty of weight on him. nice looking,too.
if you don't know anything about horses,why do you want one? they're time and money
and if he's an easy keeper you got a deal
but 2,o00 dollars? i'd ask for registration papers on him,first.
vet records,the whole nine yards
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thanks

It was mainly just a interest I have an interest in pack animals, was also looking into goats which I have owned and cared for before but thought I would look into horses as well and this popped up on my search.

also the horse may be sponsored (food wise)by my employer if it was a real worker.
sheell be right mate
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I've had horses all of my life. That horse looks as sickly as you say it does, and it probably is. See the ribs protruding? It's malnourished. See the thin hair at the top of his tail? He probably has, or did have a worm infestation.It will take an experienced horse person, lots of feed, patience, most likely worming and veterinary calls to get that animal back to a state of good health. That could take months, or even years. If you are getting a horse for the first time, I'd strongly advise you to get a healthy, older, "dead-broke" horse. Don't try to nurse a sickly horse back to health unless you're experienced with horses in general.

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looks like he needs excercise his shoulders are weak
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make sure you get the coggins and hes not sick
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exactly! and if you don't know anything about what the coggins test is. ask a vet first an d have him look the records over and make sure they are up to date on everything.
farm calls are expensive.
now if you think you can't do this but you just wanna save an animal, you're thinking wrong.
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looks like he needs excercise his shoulders are weak
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that' s cuz the owner hasn't exercised him. he wants to get rid of him. he needs to be in a round pen.
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That price is crazy. No way...I would look elsewhere. Also, there are better sites available to shop for horses.

Good luck.
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I've had horses all of my life. If the horse looks as sickly as you say it does, it probably is. It will take an experienced horse person, lots of feed, patience, most likely worming and veterinary calls to get that animal back to a state of good health. That could take months, or even years. If you are getting a horse for the first time, I'd strongly advise you to get a healthy, older, "dead-broke" horse. Don't try to nurse a sickly horse back to health unless you're experienced with horses in general.
 Quoting: SweetLilTT


THIS. Plus pretend you are interested in the horse, get contact info AND location and REPORT it to authories. Neglect is illegal in most states.
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looks like he needs excercise his shoulders are weak
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that' s cuz the owner hasn't exercised him. he wants to get rid of him. he needs to be in a round pen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2086586


WRONG. and WRONG PLUS 10 to all the people posting this you obviously don't know shit about horses much less ever owned one.
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I've had horses all of my life. That horse looks as sickly as you say it does, and it probably is. See the ribs protruding? It's malnourished. See the thin hair at the top of his tail? He probably has, or did have a worm infestation.It will take an experienced horse person, lots of feed, patience, most likely worming and veterinary calls to get that animal back to a state of good health. That could take months, or even years. If you are getting a horse for the first time, I'd strongly advise you to get a healthy, older, "dead-broke" horse. Don't try to nurse a sickly horse back to health unless you're experienced with horses in general.
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I thought worms too..
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I've had horses all of my life. If the horse looks as sickly as you say it does, it probably is. It will take an experienced horse person, lots of feed, patience, most likely worming and veterinary calls to get that animal back to a state of good health. That could take months, or even years. If you are getting a horse for the first time, I'd strongly advise you to get a healthy, older, "dead-broke" horse. Don't try to nurse a sickly horse back to health unless you're experienced with horses in general.
 Quoting: SweetLilTT


THIS. Plus pretend you are interested in the horse, get contact info AND location and REPORT it to authories. Neglect is illegal in most states.
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there ain't nothing wrong with his weight dumbass. go look at his pics.
he's fine his shoulders are weak though
he needs exercise. lots of it
to build him up
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looks like he needs excercise his shoulders are weak
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 52823879


that' s cuz the owner hasn't exercised him. he wants to get rid of him. he needs to be in a round pen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2086586


WRONG. and WRONG PLUS 10 to all the people posting this you obviously don't know shit about horses much less ever owned one.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 52622295


i know more than you do, dipshit, you're just one of those people looking for trouble where there is none. you want something to be wrong so you can scream save a horse!
yeah well i got one for ya
save a horse, ride a cowboy!
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I've had horses all of my life. If the horse looks as sickly as you say it does, it probably is. It will take an experienced horse person, lots of feed, patience, most likely worming and veterinary calls to get that animal back to a state of good health. That could take months, or even years. If you are getting a horse for the first time, I'd strongly advise you to get a healthy, older, "dead-broke" horse. Don't try to nurse a sickly horse back to health unless you're experienced with horses in general.
 Quoting: SweetLilTT


THIS. Plus pretend you are interested in the horse, get contact info AND location and REPORT it to authories. Neglect is illegal in most states.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 52622295


there ain't nothing wrong with his weight dumbass. go look at his pics.
he's fine his shoulders are weak though
he needs exercise. lots of it
to build him up
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2086586


like i mentioned im no horse person please have a look at the pic before giving your opinion on condition that realy is what i was looking for.

only reason i asked is the local cowboy horses dont look
so skinny in the front

Last Edited by chowan on 01/11/2014 09:21 PM
sheell be right mate
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If you are thinking about getting a horse take riding lessons or rent time and learn how to ride. A horse is very large. There are larger "ponies" that aren't shetland that adults can ride that are very gentle and pretty inexpensive. Don't EVER get or give moldy hay. Horses have to be groomed a lot. They scare easy, please take the time to learn about them first.
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Im not going to respond to the trolls on here who have never owned horses sorry.
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If you are thinking about getting a horse take riding lessons or rent time and learn how to ride. A horse is very large. There are larger "ponies" that aren't shetland that adults can ride that are very gentle and pretty inexpensive. Don't EVER get or give moldy hay. Horses have to be groomed a lot. They scare easy, please take the time to learn about them first.
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Thanks yes i will
sheell be right mate
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If you are thinking about getting a horse take riding lessons or rent time and learn how to ride. A horse is very large. There are larger "ponies" that aren't shetland that adults can ride that are very gentle and pretty inexpensive. Don't EVER get or give moldy hay. Horses have to be groomed a lot. They scare easy, please take the time to learn about them first.
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Thanks yes i will
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How I learned was 4h. I think the teacher deviated from the normal course and taught from personal experience. You'd think owning and taking care of horses is common sense but it's not. There is a lot to learn, a lot to consider.
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I've had horses all of my life. If the horse looks as sickly as you say it does, it probably is. It will take an experienced horse person, lots of feed, patience, most likely worming and veterinary calls to get that animal back to a state of good health. That could take months, or even years. If you are getting a horse for the first time, I'd strongly advise you to get a healthy, older, "dead-broke" horse. Don't try to nurse a sickly horse back to health unless you're experienced with horses in general.
 Quoting: SweetLilTT


THIS. Plus pretend you are interested in the horse, get contact info AND location and REPORT it to authories. Neglect is illegal in most states.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 52622295


there ain't nothing wrong with his weight dumbass. go look at his pics.
he's fine his shoulders are weak though
he needs exercise. lots of it
to build him up
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2086586


like i mentioned im no horse person please have a look at the pic before giving your opinion on condition that realy is what i was looking for.

only reason i asked is the local cowboy horses dont look
so skinny in the front
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it might be a congenital condition,but mainly i think it's if he's that small in front then he doesn't have much quarter horse blood in him either. Morgans have big shoulders, and quarter horse are more stocky. he's weak in the front. his chest is narrow. look at it again. hes got a big hip and no shoulders.
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Horses used to be like...cars

bonghit

But OP it looks like a nice animal

You should get it if u are able to care for it
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i dont think it is worth 2000. Looks a little out of shape.
Not what you need if you have never owned a horse. It's not a dog, you can hurt the animal of you dont know about them and they can certainly hurt you for the same reason.

Get to the point where you can buy a horse without asking for advice on where to start and if a horse looks healthy or not.
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You do not want to get a stud colt. Terrible place to start. The stud colt is gorgeous. If the colt is not cut he can be allot to handle for even the most experienced persons.
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offer him $550

tell the SOB to take it or leave it
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Jeez. where to start.

First off, answer is NO to this colt. Lots of reasons.
He's still a stallion, so still needs 'brain surgery' as we horse folk call gelding.

He's not quite two, and he's really butt high. Horses do grow at uneven levels, but he's really, really butt high.

He will be ready to start saddle training at age 2 (I prefer 26-30mo), but not for awhile, since he's a '12. He sure doesn't look big enough, and I'd never start one who is that small. His conformation just isn't that great and if this is a recent picture, he's stunted.

People who don't know how to ride/work horses have no business handling a horse. Especially a young horse. Who must be trained. We call these horses after they are broke to ride 'greenbroke'. The combination of a person who doesn't know how to work horses, plus a green horse, we call 'black and blue'.

Sorry. Every one loves a black/white paint. (well, I don't). But he's not that nice for the money. I don't know anything about APHA breeding (I'm AQHA) but that's a lot for an untrained colt. He's not a trained riding horse who has been proven to be steady and well mannered.

The problem with APHA is that lots of folks just breed for color and leave 'sane' and excellent conformation on the wayside. You need a well built horse so it can stay sound for many years without a lot of upkeep.

I appreciate that you want a horse. I promise you that there are suitable horses out there for you. Keep looking... find a well ridden 10 -15 year old gelding who is advertised as a 'husband horse'.
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He looks kinda outta shape and weak
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My only advice on horses is this. Unless you can make money from them, it is far more expeditious, less frustrating and exceedingly cheaper to throw ten thousand dollars in a hole and burn it.

Also, don't buy a horse off Craigslist. Ever.
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He is a pretty colt.

But I would ask to see more pictures...could just
be a bad picture.
They say they want a contract, so think of all the questions
you being presented with here, and request that he
put the total HEALTH and check-ups, shots, worming,
on record, as part of the contract.
If not, I would gallop the other way.
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offer him $550

tell the SOB to take it or leave it
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I really meant offer him $450 but my typing isnt the best tonite after a few beers eh

so yep about $450 take it or leave it.

cheers
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looks like he needs excercise his shoulders are weak
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 52823879


that' s cuz the owner hasn't exercised him. he wants to get rid of him. he needs to be in a round pen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2086586


WRONG. and WRONG PLUS 10 to all the people posting this you obviously don't know shit about horses much less ever owned one.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 52622295


ok buddy whatever you say. Ill just sit here on my ranch and wonder what ups your ass? I suppose you train national champions?
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Jeez. where to start.

First off, answer is NO to this colt. Lots of reasons.
He's still a stallion, so still needs 'brain surgery' as we horse folk call gelding
.

He's not quite two, and he's really butt high. Horses do grow at uneven levels, but he's really, really butt high.

He will be ready to start saddle training at age 2 (I prefer 26-30mo), but not for awhile, since he's a '12. He sure doesn't look big enough, and I'd never start one who is that small. His conformation just isn't that great and if this is a recent picture, he's stunted.

People who don't know how to ride/work horses have no business handling a horse. Especially a young horse. Who must be trained. We call these horses after they are broke to ride 'greenbroke'. The combination of a person who doesn't know how to work horses, plus a green horse, we call 'black and blue'.

Sorry. Every one loves a black/white paint. (well, I don't). But he's not that nice for the money. I don't know anything about APHA breeding (I'm AQHA) but that's a lot for an untrained colt. He's not a trained riding horse who has been proven to be steady and well mannered.

The problem with APHA is that lots of folks just breed for color and leave 'sane' and excellent conformation on the wayside. You need a well built horse so it can stay sound for many years without a lot of upkeep.

I appreciate that you want a horse. I promise you that there are suitable horses out there for you. Keep looking... find a well ridden 10 -15 year old gelding who is advertised as a 'husband horse'.
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Thanks for all the replys but I had to laugh at this
not cause its wrong its probably right but it made me giggle.
sheell be right mate
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