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Offline Tjkride

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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2018, 03:59:26 PM »
I had a good mule when I lived in North Carolina. I rode that fool all over the mountains
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2018, 04:49:52 PM »
Hermiston ore, has a spring horse sale coming up pretty quick. There's always some good stuff for sale. Back in its hey day (and maybe still today) theyd start selling Friday afternoon and wouldn't quit till lunchtime Sunday. You could get some good deals between the hours of 12:30am and 5am Saturday or Sunday mornings. I haven't been there since about 2003. The fella that owned the salebarn at that time has since passed away and the sales yard is under new ownership.

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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2018, 07:47:46 AM »
It's a bit of a drive for you, but check out the Salmon, Idaho Select Horse and Mule Sale in April.  Quite the event.    http://salmonselectsale.com/
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2018, 08:01:44 AM »
Check out local equestrian groups on Facebook.  I bought my daughter's 16-3 Palomino Mare from a gal on one of those pages a few years ago and many of our friends have done the same.  I have heard bad things about buying horses off of Craigslist.
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 08:34:29 AM »
I will definitely Check out the salmon select, Thanks machias. I dont have facebook or any thing like that. But theres nothing like hopping in the truck, pulling the trailer and not knowing what your guna come home with.
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 08:53:21 AM »
We drove 3 1/2 hours into Oregon towing a trailer to pick up a "bomb proof" mare only to find a horse that was basically green broke.  That was one of those wonderful Craigslist gems.  I damn near punched the woman when her horse tried to throw my daughter and pinned her against the arena wall.
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2018, 08:59:50 AM »
Best place to buy a horse is from someone you know, that will let ya try it out for a month before you pay for it... thatís how I did it, and never had a bad one
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2018, 09:01:55 AM »
@mtncook  might also know of some good places to find a quality animal...
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2018, 10:04:01 AM »
@mtncook  might also know of some good places to find a quality animal...

  :yeah:      Awesome person to talk to!!
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2018, 10:06:15 AM »
Several years ago I went in search of the perfect saddle mule.  I probably looked at 40 animals before I found the one I like the best.  She was fantastic!  One thing I would recommend is never take the trailer with you.  Gives you plenty of time to think about your purchase.  The mule I ended up buying cost me $5000, worth every penny I paid for her.  I also got to go and ride her 3 times out in the mountains before I bought her.
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2018, 10:33:10 AM »
Jake Clarkís mule sale in June.

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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2018, 10:43:34 AM »
Wife and daughter are into horses, and I pay the bills on a gelding AQH (Ya me)

 Anywhoooo a couple of months ago the girls where talking at dinner that a lot of Craigslist sellers dope their horse up with something to make them seem easy going.  I can remember the name of the drug, and then it wears off when and by they time you get it home you own nothing but rodeo stock.

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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2018, 10:44:34 AM »
I'm pissed the Salmon Select Sale is a week later than my kids spring break this year.
We won't make it and unfortunately my son will miss the wolf howling competition.
Sucks!!!

There is a big trend to buy color in a mule.
If it has color and is selling for under $7500..........................Wear a helmet.

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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2018, 10:51:05 AM »
Beautiful mules Caseyd!!
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Re: Good places to buy horses?
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2018, 11:06:25 AM »
They are nice looking mules.
I saw nice riding mules of similar color go north of $10,000 at Salmon last year.

Catch the wolf howling if you go.
It's fun to watch it go down in a true laid back western crowd with a cold beer.


 

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