ranger is a well built stud colt w 2 blue eyes. sorrel paint. will be 2yrs in jun. currently 13.2hh big butt. GREAT personality. lots of fun. gets along great w mares and geldings. does great in a pasture. ties, trailers, bathes, ponies. hes a real blast to play with. very smart and fast learner. would be very easy to train. his sire is used for roping and kids ride him. he dos not act like a stud and neither does ranger. ranger likes to play w my dogs. not spooky at all. hes very interested in things. u will absalutly love this guy. hes got one of those personality s where hes just so much fun to be around. come and c for ur self how cool he is. call seanna @ 559-908-8380 also check out his sire and dame and the color his sire has thrown. $800 firm
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Ok so there were no pictures posted (thats pretty common, as CL is finicky about pics uploaded), and clicked the links. They go to a freeservers website (covered in advertising and not clean or professional looking at all) for the owners ranch.
Oh, did I mention he's a 'rope' horse? As in one of a million such horses. Why do horses become roping horses? Usually because they are either bred for it, or they don't have the athletic ability to do anything else besides walk down a trail. I'm sure he's a great horse. I just don't understand why we need more of his 'rare' coat pattern?
What else stood out like a sore thumb to me? Oh, the mare.
They have also on their sale page a red roan mare by the appropriate name of Rosie. Rosie was purchased as a childs mount, and seemed to do ok with that job. They say she taught their daughter how to ride, and from the looks of her, I actually don't doubt that. In the picture below, she just looks like one of those wonderful caring babysitter type mares that just love having someone or something to watch over.
What the hell happened to this mare? Apparently she got injured pretty badly, and is no longer ridable.
Its rather hard to tell how old the injury to her hock is in this picture, but they do say that she was involved in a 'wire' accident. That MUST have been some heck of an accident, as it caused her entire BODY SHAPE to change. She went from sleek, shiny, happy, and gorgeous, to... sad, skinny (see the ribs? and whats goin' on with that ridge down the bottom of her belly?), and depressed (the look in her eyes in the second picture compared to the first just kills me!). They are trying to find a new home for her too, which...
Ok. *deep breath* I have a damn strong feeling that the child was playing around on her on the property, and something happened and she got tangled up in some of that JUNK of daddy's, and nearly caused Rosie to loose her life. JUST LOOK AT THAT HOCK. Granted, in the picture, its somewhat scabbed up, but its still protruding out a decent amount. Wire injuries usually slice, dice, and scrape horrendous amounts of skin off. That to me, looks suspiciously like a puncture wound. Now I'm not a vet nor a vet tech, but I have seen a fair amount of injuries to horses and this one just doesn't smell right. Nor was I there to confirm my suspicions. I might could probably be totally off on this one.
What I do know however, is they certainly aren't planning on keeping her in a 'forever home' due to her injuries. Oh no, they are looking to dump her on someone else for the rest of her life, however long that might be. The page hasn't been updated in some time, they mention her 09 foal, so who knows where she is now. I fear to ask. Many a time a 'good home' ends up suddenly showing a whole different personality the moment they leave the sellers farm and all of a sudden the horses find themselves on the road to the local horse auction. A horse with an injury like that? Fair game. I sincerely hope that mare DID find herself a decent pasture where she can stand and swish flies the rest of her deserving life.
Sometimes it pays to click those links. On one hand you obviously have a very cute gelding-to-be that needs a great home. On the other you are dealing with what looks on the outside to be knowledgeable horse people that are involved with who knows what (they are looking to trade that colt for sale for a MINI for their petting zoo? check THAT out on their sales page link!), so in this situation, whomever buys or looks at buying that little colt, better watch out.