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        07-20-2010, 03:38 PM
      #11
    Showing
    It's human to be a little jealous once in awhile of people who have more than you, but you can't let it affect your outlook on life.

    Instead of seeing it as these horses being 'forgotten', think of them as ones who hit the jackpot in life.

    There are so many animals without proper food, shelter, or even basic care, that to be indignant about owners who may or may not ride their horses seems a little silly.

    These animals are well cared for and their owners have made sure they have the best accommodations and training money can buy. That's a pretty sweet deal for them, whether or not they're being ridden consistently by their owners.
         
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        07-20-2010, 03:41 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    It's human to be a little jealous once in awhile of people who have more than you, but you can't let it affect your outlook on life.

    Instead of seeing it as these horses being 'forgotten', think of them as ones who hit the jackpot in life.

    There are so many animals without proper food, shelter, or even basic care, that to be indignant about owners who may or may not ride their horses seems a little silly.

    These animals are well cared for and their owners have made sure they have the best accommodations and training money can buy. That's a pretty sweet deal for them, whether or not they're being ridden consistently by their owners.

    It doesnt really affect my outlook on life but this is a great point, they are extremely lucky.
    And yes it is silly, but like I said I guess I just can't see spending that much on an animal and then $525/month for board and hardly being around, if I did that you would see me all the time..which they do anyway lol.
         
        07-20-2010, 03:45 PM
      #13
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Regan7312    
    and yes it is silly, but like I said I guess I just can't see spending that much on an animal and then $525/month for board and hardly being around, if I did that you would see me all the time..which they do anyway lol.
    Depending on what else they do - they may use the expenses as a tax write off.

    Some folks send horses out for time off to heal - physically or mentally. There are people who need to heal physically or mentally and can't be part of the daily lives of their horse but do not wish to part with it.
         
        07-20-2010, 03:47 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mls    
    Depending on what else they do - they may use the expenses as a tax write off.

    Some folks send horses out for time off to heal - physically or mentally. There are people who need to heal physically or mentally and can't be part of the daily lives of their horse but do not wish to part with it.
    mhmmm.
         
        07-20-2010, 05:47 PM
      #15
    Super Moderator
    I see your frustration too, it's something that you would want to have so much and then see these other people can afford it so "easily" that they don't even feel it's worth of spending time there.

    I still agree with others. Sometimes there can be different reasons why people aren't able to/don't want to spend that much time with their horse. I also suggest watching at bright sides like SR suggested, these horses receive good care .
         
        07-20-2010, 06:04 PM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by Regan7312    
    i guess I was also just wondering if anyone else has those "forgotton horses" at their stables
    We have many owners who don't come out and see there horses. We had an Arabian cross here, the most beautiful horse you'd ever seen that was practically wild because her owner only came out once or twice a year. Her owner had a bone problem where she had the bones of an 80 year old women so she couldnt ride. Then there's a QH who got into a trail accident a few years back who can now be ridden, she's all healed up, but she hasn't been ridden for three years. Her owner comes out every once in a while to give her some treats but other that that, she spends her life out in the pasture. There's a lot of horses that are in for training that they're owners never some to see them. The horses at our place though get a lot of handling during chores no matter if they're ours or not. That little Arab that I was talking about before was hard to catch so her owner requested she be put in a private pen away from her horse friends. That mare constantly paced and called out to them. I went in there and brushed her up as good as I could. Since her owner braided her mane...it was all falling out so I undid the braids and worked with her a bit. Then I said to my B.O./trainer, "her owner comes out once a year. What is this horse supposed to do in a pen that's made for horses that are exersiced everyday? This horse needs to be able to be by her friends." The next day the horse was in the big pasture again. It happens a lot and honestly I think some horses perfer it that way.

    End of rant lol
         
        07-20-2010, 06:33 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    I ride my horses typically super early in the morning to escape the heat for 2 months of the year. I bet loads of people commute past my house and think "oh those poor horses.. no one spends time with them".
    Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it isn't happening :) I understand that you feel bad for these horses, and I probably would too, but their owners may be around when you aren't.
         
        07-20-2010, 07:51 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TaMMa89    
    I see your frustration too, it's something that you would want to have so much and then see these other people can afford it so "easily" that they don't even feel it's worth of spending time there.

    THIS is pretty much exactly what I was trying to get down to : )...thanks TaMMa89
         

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