The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Postby musical comedy » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:31 pm

He's in the UK, Josette. I see lots of nice reasonably priced horses in UK. I have a friend that was interested in a couple of them but from what she said importing is a hassle. They have to go from UK to either Germany or Holland.

See if this link brings up the horse.

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Postby Josette » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:34 pm

Duh.... Sorry about that. I missed the location. :roll:

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Postby Xanthoria » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:32 pm

Ponichiwa wrote:I think for my purposes the west coast is likely too far, and I'd like to limit the search to horses under 6yo to space out my current horse and the up-and-coming one.
- Still palomino if possible
- Under $15k
- Under 6yo (unbroke is OK)
- 15-17h
- Gaits capable of scoring 7s (no impurities in the canter/walk, etc)
- Sound


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A unique offering.... 2015 palomino gelding by Czech stallion Sagar (Hurikan/Landruf 18/Boleslaw) and out of Elite Eligible Hanoverian mare Daisy Noir (Donnerwetter/Feiner Stern/Picard). This gelding is eligible for registration with American Hanoverian Society certificate of pedigree. He has substantial bone and is expected to finish in the 16:1 to 16:2 hand range. Szhivago has correct conformation with lovely, uphill movement. His walk is clear with a huge overstep. Dressage, jumping or eventing are possibilities in this handsome gelding's future. Hunters might also be on his horizon. His Hanoverian dam line is solid having produced nationally competitive horses in dressage and others with show ring success in hunters, jumpers and eventing. Last photo is Hanoverian dam Elite Eligible Daisy Noir. More info can be found at http://www.facebook.com/SnowlineSportHorses/ Additional video available on Youtube by searching "Szhivago by Sagar".

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Postby Koolkat » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:05 am

I can see the Feiner Stern influence in that horse.

This is the mare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHMCUCyycNs

. . . Bascar probably knows them.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Postby Ponichiwa » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:13 pm

Thanks!

I'm taking a look at a local horse that needs an upgrade this weekend. He might not be the upper-level dressage horse of my dreams, but if he's sane enough I'm fairly sure I can make him into a solid citizen and potentially fund the next horse.

I'll let you all know how it goes.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Postby Chisamba » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:59 pm

Ponichiwa wrote:Thanks!

I'm taking a look at a local horse that needs an upgrade this weekend. He might not be the upper-level dressage horse of my dreams, but if he's sane enough I'm fairly sure I can make him into a solid citizen and potentially fund the next horse.

I'll let you all know how it goes.


i am terrible with project horses, i find it hard to sell them, lol
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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Postby Snork » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:50 pm

Koolkat wrote:I can see the Feiner Stern influence in that horse.

This is the mare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHMCUCyycNs

. . . Bascar probably knows them.


Bascar knows the mare for sure. She (the mare, not bascar) has been for sale for years.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Postby musical comedy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:01 pm

Snork wrote:Bascar knows the mare for sure. She (the mare, not bascar) has been for sale for years.
I know. I've been window shopping for years, and I recall seeing her. I wonder why she didn't sell. She's pretty enough.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Postby Ponichiwa » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:06 pm

Snork wrote:
Koolkat wrote:I can see the Feiner Stern influence in that horse.

This is the mare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHMCUCyycNs

. . . Bascar probably knows them.


Bascar knows the mare for sure. She (the mare, not bascar) has been for sale for years.


An important distinction, to be sure.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ponichiwa » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:42 pm

Hey everybody,

Meet Queso! He's a 5yo stallion (for now; gelding scheduled on Thurs):
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Ranch-bred QH whose siblings and parents are rodeo and/or ranching horses. He's not broke (starting that soon), but has a pretty amiable personality. I'm not sure he'll make a mid-level dressage horse but time will tell. He is the cutest thing in the world.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Tsavo » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:47 pm

Congratulations! What a beauty! Perfect name!

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby piedmontfields » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:54 pm

Oh my! Congratulations. He is the cutest thing. How tall is he? Good luck with the adventure!

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby StraightForward » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:15 pm

Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing about his progress.

You've broken the streak of chestnuts being added to the DDBB too. :P
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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ponichiwa » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:00 pm

You all are too kind. But look at his cute little face:

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Can't leave a little guy like that stuck in a round pen by himself his whole life (breeder had too many horses), am I right?

He's currently right about 15hh but doesn't have a wither to speak of. I think when he gets fit he'll "grow" a couple inches.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby piedmontfields » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:20 pm

Ponichiwa, that face is not just adorable, it's Hollywood handsome! And yes, you've done right. Queso will now have the chance to learn to be a good working horse and develop a huge fan base, as he clearly deserves. Look forward to your updates.

p.s. What does Kiwi think?

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Hayburner » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:43 pm

He's adorable ! Congrats ! Love those Quarter Horses !

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Chisamba » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:45 pm

He is attractive and though the photo is not posed for confirmation, he looks like he has good slope to his shoulder, a nice butt and his neck shape seems to have a dressage potential. Congratulations.
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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ponichiwa » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:48 pm

Chisamba wrote:He is attractive and though the photo is not passed for confirmation, he looks like he has good slope to his shoulder, a nice but and his neck shape seems to have a dressage potential. Congratulations.


I agree-- he's put together in a balanced-enough way that he's a decent mover. We'll see where he goes! I'm excited to get him started.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby cb06 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:39 pm

He is super cute. Congratulations!

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Postby Moutaineer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:04 pm

Oooh, another cute new horse! A golden pony, how lovely!

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby khall » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:27 pm

Ranch bred are the BEST! They often come in fun colors (blue roan being my favorite) and usually have a head full of sense. Congratulations!! Have fun with Queso.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Kyra's Mom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:17 am

What a hunk but yes, he will be much better without the jewelry.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ponichiwa » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:06 pm

I don't want to brag, but take a look at this American Sport-erhorse wearing a surcingle and saddle pad like a grownup horse.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Sue B » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:33 pm

Brag away, there is nothing like a good quarter horse to make you smile (except of course a good TB). He looks like he will be a really fun project for you Ponichiwa. Oh, and welcome to the dark side! Bwa ha ha

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Postby StraightForward » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:14 pm

The green looks good on him too!
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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby PaulaO » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:22 am

Good looking fellow. How do vets geld these days? In the field?

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Postby chantal » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:56 am

Yup, he's a looker!! Ooooh, enjoy!!

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby khall » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:20 am

Usually vets will geld in the field/on the farm. This guy is pretty well endowed, especially for such a young stallion. Don't know if that will have any bearing on how it is done. Quite a few years ago I had a young WB stallion as endowed as this guy is, vet gelded him at the farm, found omasom around the testicals (omasom sp is found around the intestines). Freaked my vet out, said no walking he needs to swell and shut that canal off. Was terribly afraid he was going to spill his intestines out the incision. Colt did colic that night after his surgery, ended up very sore because of the trauma and no walking or turnout, but ended up fine and lived a happy life. Vet did say if he had remained intact he more than likely would have herniated at some, his sire had as a teenaged stallion and was gelded late because of the herniation.

Good luck and I hope the surgery goes well! Rip was my last gelding I attended, 11 yrs ago.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby exvet » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:35 am

I've done those that have been older without a problem. The vet can always close them if they want to so it's really just their personal comfort level. He's a beauty. Looks a lot like a Skipper W bred gelding I had years ago. He was a really nice mover. Good luck and I too hope the surgery goes well but there's no reason why it won't. .....coming from the one who can do castrations and spays of most species in their sleep. Not rocket science or brain surgery despite what some might wish to claim.

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Postby Tsavo » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:07 pm

exvet wrote:I've done those that have been older without a problem. The vet can always close them if they want to so it's really just their personal comfort level. He's a beauty. Looks a lot like a Skipper W bred gelding I had years ago. He was a really nice mover. Good luck and I too hope the surgery goes well but there's no reason why it won't. .....coming from the one who can do castrations and spays of most species in their sleep. Not rocket science or brain surgery despite what some might wish to claim.


I take in rescue rodents and had two female chinchillas when I came across a boy who really needed a home. I wanted them to be able to have play time together because otherwise it takes a lot of time letting them run around daily and separately. I worried about his pain and was giving him pain meds when another boarder who is a vet that it is a very small op and he probably doesn't need the pain med. She demonstrated in the air it is just little cuts and "boop" thrown them away. LOL. I will never forget that. That med is bitter and he hated it. so I stopped giving it. There was no change in behavior so I think she was right.
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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ponichiwa » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:16 pm

Not that any surgery is trivial, but we've got a vet we trust who is a really stellar surgeon, so my bases are covered in any event. Queso got a one-week stay of de-sexecution (see what I did there?) due to a more urgent surgery pushing us down the list, so he gets to hang on to his jewels for one more week.

It's also VERY hot here this week. Perfect time to be starting a young horse; they don't have much energy to put into being athletic when all you want to do is wilt.

Thanks for all the lovely comments! I'm pretty impressed with the little guy.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby exvet » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:46 pm

I waited to geld my mustang stallion a few months after I acquired him because of flies, needing to get more weight on him and quite frankly I was too busy. In my opinion if they are well behaved, it's best to wait for all the environmental factors to line up that way if you're properly prepared your chances of post-op risks are minimized.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby acheyarcher » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:01 pm

coming to this late. My Hancock line QH got to "mid level" dressage. His medium / extended trot were not much but lateral work tempes and piros, all canter work a breeze.

Plus the sweetest most amiable fun horse ever. Never made a sour face or was anything but a love

Queso looks like a treasure and I wish you many miles of fun, happy rides

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Kelo » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:32 pm

Well done! Congrats! He's super cute!

PM me his pedigree I wanna see :D

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Snork » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:28 pm

He's gorgeous ponichiwa. My favorite color in the whole wide world, and such a beautiful face. I'm jealous!

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ponichiwa » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:44 pm

Great news, everybody: I sat on Queso for the first time yesterday, and nothing dramatic happened! He's the chillest young horse I've ever handled.

In other learning news, he learned what sugar cubes are and will do almost anything for them. Including getting into the scary wash rack.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby exvet » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:19 pm

Honestly I love starting babies. Glad it's going well. A good egg is a good egg. Sounds like you have a level-headed blonde bombshell. Congrats again.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Jan & PJ » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:07 am

What a beautiful boy! So glad to hear you found what you are looking for. Looks like he will take you where you want to go. He is really nice!

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ponichiwa » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:37 pm

Yesterday's big milestones: Wearing polo wraps for the first time, and going for our first off-longe riding session (with a ground person to help me out just in case the steering or transmission went out). He was SUPER. I'm spamming all my friends and family with nonstop photos and updates about his progress. Just the best little QH I've ever handled.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Snork » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:02 am

The slight of not including us in the 'friends' (judging from the lack of picture floods) hasn't gone unnoticed :P

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Postby Sue B » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:08 pm

Fingers drumming, waiting for the spamming with pictures too! ;)

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ryeissa » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:31 pm

Ohhhh! He's a nice one! Good job. He looks really well put together

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ponichiwa » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:35 pm

You guys, twisting my arm....

Here's Pi-Queso, in his Blue Perod:

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Wearing reins that put the America back into the American Quarter Horse:
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And finally, some young-horse handling safety tips:
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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby demi » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:17 pm

Ok. Now I am totally smitten.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ryeissa » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:21 pm

I need another pony. THAT one. He reminds me a LOT of my horse- expression, etc

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby piedmontfields » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:23 pm

Thank you for the golden boy updates!

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Hayburner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:42 pm

You certainly made a great choice with this handsome guy!

Glad to hear he is so laid back and your having FUN !!

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

Postby Ryeissa » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:45 pm

Its Sept, I need updates and I need Queso. ok, that is all.

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Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

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Yeah, how is the big cheese.


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