Horses? Should I?

baymule

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I sold my horses in Lindale. I knew there was no room for them where I am now and I had no idea how long I would be here. Closing on the new farm on Thursday. I'll have 25 acres, lots of grass and plenty of room. I saw these two horses on a kill pen site, they are about 3 hours north of me. I know buying a kill pen horse is buying a pig in a poke, but I've done dumb things before and in all likelyhood, I'll do some more dumb things in my lifetime. @Carol Dee LOL LOL LOL

What do y'all think?

Amos is a 6 yr old Tennessee Walking Horse Pony Gelding who stands 14 hands tall. Very sweet and gentle. Calm quiet and super easy to handle. Stands good for everything. Loves attention and to be loved on. Very soft eyes and loving personality. Broke to ride and has a very smooth gait. And this little dude can get it down the trail. Has been used for trail riding and has been ridden on several trail rides. Fancy little mover and lots of fun to be around. Love this little fella !!!!

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Tandy is a 13 yr old Pintaloosa Gelding who stands 15.1 hands tall. Extremely sweet and gentle. Calm quiet and super easy to handle. Stands perfect for everything. Very easy to get along with. Very well broke to ride and has been ridden on trails his whole life. More whoa than go but moves out when asked. He is sound in every way and really smooth . Loves to be with you and follows you everywhere. Very loving personality. Very soft eyes !!! Love this guy !!!

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while i'd love to have them all i have no room or funds to do such things, so i live vicariously through others.

all i can think of though is that you might be laid up for the knee replacement and i don't know how much help you would have during that time so if you have no help to feed or take care of the animals it might be too much all at once until after the knee replacement.
 

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while i'd love to have them all i have no room or funds to do such things, so i live vicariously through others.

all i can think of though is that you might be laid up for the knee replacement and i don't know how much help you would have during that time so if you have no help to feed or take care of the animals it might be too much all at once until after the knee replacement.
I have a tendency to do things out of order. LOL
 

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Being kill pen horses, age, ability & health may all be a lie.
But you probably already know that.
As long as you have $ to deal with potential issues, go for it.

So, congratulations on your new ponies!

I'm back up to 6, and about to have #7 arrive next week. So, I can't really try and stop others from the addiction. 😅
 

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When I first saw @catjac1975 's picture of Rascal in the Picture of the Week, I thought of Bro's and my horse on the ranch, Willy.

At 14, when we moved to town, Willy was sold. He wasn't quite like Cat's, a paint with lots of white but he would have been approaching that age. Later, I moved out of the area and leaving, I went to see Willy. It was a sad experience. I felt that I should do something so, I bought a dog.

:D Have fun with the horse(s) if you decide to buy.

Steve
 

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They look fairly well put together. Tandy looks a bit short in the croup to me, and those high withers might make it hard to find a comfortable saddle for him, but you can't beat good manners in a horse.

I have heard that people who own kill pens must send a certain number of horses to slaughter. If 300 horses are ordered, 300 horses are being sent--regardless of how many others personally buy. The horses being shown at kill pens are the good ones.

Its been years since I was on the horse scene so that might not be accurate anymore, but chances are if they pulled the horses because they thought they were good, they're good.
 

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