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Daylene Alford
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I think rabicano also. We had a mare that was similarly marked that had an more obviously marked rabicano foal. Sire had no rabicano.

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Well Annie tested nn on pearl so in her case he mottled skin did not mean she carried pearl, so she's just is red dun splash/sabino/rabicano.........no pearl. Kinda would have been cool if she had inheriated pearl but she has plenty others I would say :lol: .

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Aww LOL did you get your hopes crushed?

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I thought it would be cool since it was so rare, but I doubt I will ever breed her enough for it to have really mattered. She is my main riding horse now so not in any hurry to breed even though I have had babies before and it is fun. With Paints also it better to have the darker colors and I really wouldn't want a cream/pearl but a pearl/pearl would have been cool.

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Yeah I know what you mean. For me, I've worked with horses for over half my life so far, but yet never owned one. Came close a long time ago. And now I could get any number of them for free, but right now I wouldn't be able to afford the upkeep. So I told myself, I make it through my first year of teaching and don't kill any students, and I'll get myself a horse. Who needs medication when they can ride a horse!

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So what do you do with horses?, if you don't mind me asking.My mom didn't know anything about horses but we had a small farm when I was young and my sisters had ponys and all I can remember is a love for horses since I was a baby. My sisters outgrew their ponys and got interested in other things. My parents thought I would too so they sold our farm and my pony even though I was 4 and the pony was not broke it was still my pony so they gave me the $30 they got for her. I saved my $30 and waited and asked for a pony until I was 7 and they finally let me buy another pony. I eventually sold that pony for $75 and worked my way up to what I have now. What I learned from that after all these years is that you don't have to spend alot of money to get a good horse as long as you know how to study a pedigree and with the economy the way it is now there is alot of free/cheap and good horses out there that need homes.

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Alright well I just decided to delete everything I type, because it wasn't really important LOL. Just me rambling about how I got into horses and every thing I've done, but it's only important to me LOL Unfortunately I don't do anything right now. But aside from working with breeders, vets, and trainers. I was a professional show groom for many years. I loved it. I think I'm one of the few that honestly enjoy cleaning stalls. I can do it all day, being left alone in the company of horses. LOL antisocial much. I ran a few summer camps, passed up some once in a lifetime opportunities, and while I worked with hundreds of horses, only a hand full left a lasting impression. I was that person who would go with you to the show, and make sure everything was taken care of so all you had to do was take your horse and go, and still make sure the barn was running.

Art, web page making, and grooming all opened up doors for me in the area here. Florida being a hot spot for horses. And it helped that my father is a woodsmith so we built a few barns together.

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Sounds like you had a lot of neat jobs alot of people would love to do, I like cleaning stalls too :smile:.

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For the most part I loved them all...I got to see the good and the bad in the equine community, so it was a downer some times. Like wanting to kick in your employers teeth for hiring someone with no experience to watch the horses at night, only to get there are 6am the next morning to a Halflinger freaked out running up and down the hall way, and a Percheron that cast him self and died in the middle of the night - all before my first cup of coffee. Or working for a Horses-R-Us type of place that polished the horses to make them good enough to sell, but never fix their problems. Or better yet stepping foot on a persons property to look at a prospective brood mare, only to find their stud knee deep in his own waste and 100+ pounds underweight....oh gods that time my employer was more pissed then I was and I had to hold her back and wait for the police to show up x_x

Now thinking about all the evil, I remember being a little girl and playing in our neighborhood. One of the boys across the street, their father worked for some kind of disposal company I guess, and he came home one day with a dead horse in the back of his pick up truck. The kids were all talking about it and I climbed down out of the tree to go see this 'horse' (didn't know it was dead at the time), and remember wondering where they had it, and the kids kept saying it was in the truck. So I climbed up the side of the truck to see this horse, tucked in such a weird position, his knee totally blown. I don't know what was even keeping it on. Guh..I think I need a drink.

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OMG how horrid, I never have had any experiences the that thank God, but I have heard stories and unfortunately there are alot of people in the horse industry that are in it for anything but the love of horses. My other horse Doc he is bred to the hilt for cutting and we got him from a breeder off of dreamhorse, in the picture on dreamhorse he looked good and they had horses that were pretty competitive in reining etc. looked like a class act on their website, but when we went to pick up Doc he looked pretty unthrifty with a pot belly so I knew he was wormy but we had drove 3 hrs to meet her and I sure wasn't going to leave him with her. Within the first 3 days we had him he almost died from the heavy round worm infestation that he had. The vet was able to save him and we fixed him up and now he looks like a completely different horse. I have before and after pics on my website and I posted some recent pics of him in the general disscusions under Doc is 2.

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