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post #181 of 254 Old 03-16-2013, 06:08 PM
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Wow!!!!I can understand her excitement...but really...its just not fair that you have been the ones caring for Foxy all this time and she thinks its ok to just waltze in now and take the prize...if there was nothing in writing...than I would just stick to your plan...you have invested so much time and love with both of them...and many people have just two...they will keep eachother company...and Foxy will teach him so much:) Sounds like she just has the crazy baby eyes right now....and what you plan to do with him down the road is your decision...not every horse must enter the ring...gosh...some should simply aviod it...LOL my thoughts are with you on this one....stick with your gut and your heart xoxoxo
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post #182 of 254 Old 03-16-2013, 06:17 PM
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Hmm, that is a bit of a dilemma. I would explain to her that, while you respect her opinion, you're going to do with the foal what you feel is best for him, just as you have been doing with Foxy. You have invested a lot of time and money into her and at the same time that you respect her opinions, she needs to do the same for you and let you raise this foal in the way that works best for you and your family. If you want, you can let her know she is more than welcome to see him, show, etc., but the ultimate decisions surrounding these two horses rest with you and your family. If you want him to wean naturally, then she needs to respect that decision. I'm sure she thinks that she's helping by analyzing Foxy's feed, etc., but I think both she and her foal (I mean look at the size of him!) are testament that you have done an excellent job. Maybe tell her that you appreciate her input, but if you have questions, you will ask her.

As far as having them around other horses, I'm not too sure on that one. I can see maybe learning social skills and the like it may be useful, but someone else might be able to better answer that question than I could.
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post #183 of 254 Old 03-16-2013, 06:30 PM
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If she wants him that badly, she should make you a financial offer that will make the deal sweet for you. She is not that worried about getting foals out of her horse or she would not have gelded him.

Any horse I have could be bought if I thought the person would give them a good home and they made a high enough offer. The cost would be WAY more than they are worth.

She can't just demand that you give her the horse for free.

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post #184 of 254 Old 03-16-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thankyou all for your words of encouragement x I don't want to stop her seeing the foal but I do think the main attraction at the moment is that he's just like daddy! As for the financial offer, nothing would be big enough haha.
His ex will have to accept (like you said) that this is our horse, and whilst we might not be the most experienced horse owners out there, everything we do is for Foxy's benefit (and now our little mans too) and we would never put her at risk in any way.
My son and his girlfriend are my priority over who should be visiting, and as it's my sons mare (and my foal - my Mothers Day present - albeit late haha) his ex will have to accept that - i wouldn't expect to go and visit her horse when it suits me, and she shouldn't really expect the same. She doesn't seem to realise though that it's not just "The foals here so now I want to stake my claim", Fox has been here all along, and there hasn't been one bit of interest in her - my poor girl - she really is just a brood mare to some!
Anyway, I'm going to stand firm and politely reject her advice unless it's of benefit and then i'll say thankyou!
The foal had wandered over to my son tonight (he was at the stable door as Fox has been very protective so we've been doing the minimum over the last day) and he started to suckle on my sons hand - and she told him that the foal shouldn't get too used to people - Fox could see my son was no threat (and he was out of harms was should she decide to take back posession of her babe) and was happy to let him stroke his fuzzy little mane.
I just told his ex to enjoy the moment and we'll deal with the other stuff as it arises - she wanted to discuss weaning, and breaking in - I told her that i'm sure it wont always be plain sailing, but we'd work through any problems.
Phew - first the sleepless night waiting for the baby - and now this - what would I do without you all. Goodnight - more pics to follow tomorrow - they're all the same but he's just gorgeous
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post #185 of 254 Old 03-16-2013, 08:35 PM
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There shouldn't be any dilemma here. Her stud supplied the sperm, but you and your mare provided all the care, money and basically everything to bring this foal into the world. The ex has no claim here and if she thinks she does, she needs to get her head checked.

Enjoy your boy. Tell the ex that she's welcome to visit, but anything beyond her visiting every once in a (great) while is NOT welcome, nor will it be tolerated.
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post #186 of 254 Old 03-16-2013, 11:58 PM
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Do not let her try and take over how he is raised....man...I dont know this woman but I kinda want to punch her in the throat....
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There shouldn't be any dilemma here. Her stud supplied the sperm, but you and your mare provided all the care, money and basically everything to bring this foal into the world. The ex has no claim here and if she thinks she does, she needs to get her head checked.

Enjoy your boy. Tell the ex that she's welcome to visit, but anything beyond her visiting every once in a (great) while is NOT welcome, nor will it be tolerated.
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Completely agree here!
Looking forward to more lovely photos
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post #188 of 254 Old 03-17-2013, 01:47 AM
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I'd tell her to kiss it where the sun don't shine. If I were her, I'd be pleased as punch that you even told me about the foal, so you have already gone above and beyond for her.
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Thankyou all for your support - I'm going to keep her included in his life providing that things don't get difficult - if they do, I'll have to have a rethink. I do think the attractions due to him looking like daddy and of course him being a foal, so I hope that wears off soon.

Anyway, back to the important stuff - PHOTO'S:

Isn't it amazing just how much they grow and what they can do in a few short days x He's far more confident than Fox would like
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post #190 of 254 Old 03-17-2013, 10:18 AM
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such a gorgeous little foal.
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