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post #1 of 11 Old 03-29-2013, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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I've decided to sell Red *sigh*

There comes a time when you realize that he's not "the one" for you.

The thought has been crossing my mind since last fall, so this is not a new thought (for me) by any means. At first, I didn't mind all his energy, but now I'm kinda wanting my old Beau back, who was laid back and like a western pleasure horse most of the time, yet could still clock a good time. And as Red's training has gone on, he's going to be a free runner. I am a very "pushy" type of barrel rider, so I think I need to find a push-type to best suite my rider preferences.

Love him to death, but I only have room for 2, so I couldn't possibly get another one and keep him at the same time.

Sad decision, but I do feel good about it, so it must be the right one!

Lucky thing is, I just listed him for sale yesterday, and I already have someone coming to look at him. She sounds like a nice lady, so I'm hoping its a good home he goes to *if* she likes him.

Anyway, just wanted to share.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-30-2013, 12:00 AM
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Well I'm sorry to hear that but I agree that I think this decision is the best. You haven't had a very easy time with him but you've handled it well. He'll make someone a good horse, even if it's not your preference in a horse.

That's where I'm at with Ruger right now. We're selling him as well. My Mom decided she doesn't like him and while I love him to death I don't have the time to ride him every day. Will be looking at another, older, safer mare my Mom can run.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-30-2013, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Aw, sorry to hear Rugey-roo will be going to a new home too.

Red has really got done talent there, which is why I am reluctant to sell him, but I know that he may be a better match for someone else.

It would be easier if it wasn't so icy and slippery outside!! Red honestly needs a good wet saddle blanket from a long trotting/galloping ride. Can't really do that when its not safe to do so outside.

Well we'll have to have this little "selling my horse" thread.

I am very surprised I have someone interested in Red so quickly. She's going to try to get here this weekend to see him.

Any lookers for Ruger yet?
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I hope you both find good homes for your horses.It's a hard decision, but sometimes the right one.
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-30-2013, 01:51 PM
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I think it's better to sell a horse sometimes than to keep one you just don't get along with. Hope you have an easy time selling and finding a better match for yourself.
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I made the same decision with Drummer about a month or so ago. He is listed for sale, and I got lucky and already found a perfect match for me and my future. His vet check is in 5 days. I have gotten a lot of interest on Drummer, but it is important to remember that a horse is never really sold until you have the cashiers check in hand (and it clears!). People can be crazy!

Good luck with the person coming to look at him. I know that it can be stressful trying to sell a horse, especially when it is on top of everything else you have going on.
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Aw, sorry to hear Rugey-roo will be going to a new home too.

Red has really got done talent there, which is why I am reluctant to sell him, but I know that he may be a better match for someone else.

It would be easier if it wasn't so icy and slippery outside!! Red honestly needs a good wet saddle blanket from a long trotting/galloping ride. Can't really do that when its not safe to do so outside.

Well we'll have to have this little "selling my horse" thread.

I am very surprised I have someone interested in Red so quickly. She's going to try to get here this weekend to see him.

Any lookers for Ruger yet?
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Yeah we got a guy who's looking to buy him and work with him a little and one of the gals at the barn wanted him for a barrel prospect, either one of those would work for me.

I feel the same too, Ruger needs more wet saddle blankets as well but I just can't commit to both him and Selena until this summer and Mom is getting way too frustrated with him.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-31-2013, 04:19 PM
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Aw man... you have no idea how many times selling Squiggy has crossed my mind. But them she does something brilliant and changes my mind.

Stupid horse.

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^^^ I hear ya. At the indoor yesterday, Red was an angel. Only his second time riding in an indoor, and its moments like that which make me second guess myself.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-31-2013, 06:04 PM
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Yeah, well, with Squiggy, she's so handy to have around the ranch that if she doesn't turn out on barrels or anything else, I know she could be a rope horse. It's the plan I have in place to fall back on if I can't get her to work out elsewhere.

I'd still rather her work out as a barrel horse, cause she could be a smokin barrel horse if it works out to my favour and I don't give up when she's being a turd.

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