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post #11 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 03:08 PM
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Many people are extremely grateful to be able to share their life with ONE horse. Why are the things you have never good enough?

Budgeting. Ugh. -venting NOT asking advice-
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post #12 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 03:15 PM
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Not to mention the horse isn't my cup of tea at all. I have a long backed horse, which I think is lovely and fine but he is otherwise VERY WELL conformed. I don't like this horses legs very much, I don't like it's butt and it's neck is just... awkward. The back is long but it also looks weak. Even if you were in a position to take on another horse, I would pass pass pass on this ESPECIALLY because it's out of your budget.

You know, I'm a really lucky person. I live at home and the only bills I pay are to do with my horses. My parents are amazing and encouraging me to get a good savings behind me before I move out on my own and while I'm going to school. So I've told myself that I cannot purchase another horse until I have $10,000 in savings. It should take me about two years. Given your other threads about your finances, I suggest you a ) save the horse purchases for a later date when you have the riding abilities to bring a horse a long b ) save the purchases for a later date when you can afford lessons and proper care and c ) set yourself a 'savings' goal and don't throw your money away until you have it met.
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post #13 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 03:54 PM
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I couldn't agree more here, seriously this thread and other's you have make me cringe. One horse put down, another scheduled to be put down and another you still currently have.....for now. What in your budget do you have left? Not trying to be snarky but seriously. As stated in another thread your emergency fund is GONE, you're racking up HUGE bills on a credit card for vet bills. You have way to many problems to list. ALSO, you're still trying to show in between all of this.

Where is your head?

Yes, for most people we would joke, knowing they WOULDN'T go buy the horse. You though I have a feeling no matter what anyone tells you, you'll go buy it. Even though you reached your limit a long time ago. You haven't even put your horse down yet and you already want another one? That's another problem. If I had to put a horse down I'd be distraught, I wouldn't be able to purchase another one.

Get your finances in order, do what you need to do to be financially and mentally ready for another horse if need be. Do not go put another horse in the same situation. Get a savings account going again, get that cushion back. Work on sorting out other issues FIRST.

After reading through other threads and giving advice on several I have a feeling you're not going to listen to any advice given here. Focus on ONE horse and make him the best he can be, give him the best care. Don't try to stretch the dollars you don't have because you're being selfish and want another horse. You have been detailed and made everything clear to us even saying you think you have an impulsive spending problem. There are things besides your horses you need to think about and address. Give your horses the life they should have.

Sorry that this was so harsh, but it's so true...

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post #14 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 04:12 PM
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Is this horse a rescue or private sale?
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post #15 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 05:38 PM
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Seriously? You haven't even put Magic down yet(btw why are you advertising her as a possible broodmare when you suspect OCD?).

Honestly I think it would be completely stupid to get another horse. After the threads you have made crying about money and lack of knowledge you shouldn't even be looking at another horse, never mind a green OTTB that is beyond your skill level.

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post #16 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 05:59 PM
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Why shouldn't you buy him?

Because even very poorly conformed, too slow, OTTB's deserve a chance, and I don't think you can give him that chance. He has a lot going against hi in terms of build, he needs someone who can make his personality or possible hidden talents shine.
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post #17 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 06:14 PM
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Why shouldn't you buy him?

Because even very poorly conformed, too slow, OTTB's deserve a chance, and I don't think you can give him that chance. He has a lot going against hi in terms of build, he needs someone who can make his personality or possible hidden talents shine.
Agree fully with this. Your track record isn't so hot right now with horses that will need work. The only horse you should have at this point is a finished school master.

All that aside, this horse does not have an ideal conformation for eventing.
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post #18 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 06:49 PM
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Agree fully with this. Your track record isn't so hot right now with horses that will need work. The only horse you should have at this point is a finished school master.

All that aside, this horse does not have an ideal conformation for eventing.
IMHO, she shouldn't even HAVE that. Take lessons on one YES, so she can learn and gain knowledge for herself and future horses. I couldn't agree more though with everything else said. I just don't think any future horse she intends to get has a chance. She needs to fix her situation now rather than later and take a look at the bigger picture that she's creating. I just don't know what to say anymore about the OP and her situation, only so much CAN be said.
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post #19 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 06:50 PM
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Isn't Magic the third horse in less then a year she's had to put down? I can't remember where I read that... *goes off to find the post*

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post #20 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 06:56 PM
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Yes!! In the "why me" thread.

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We're doing the xrays just because I want to KNOW what's going on. I want to KNOW that if I put her down it's justified. We've had eight horses in four years. Four of those are currently ours - my two and Mum's two - and two were sold. Two were put down, one due to unsoundness [so justified 10000%] and one I still have trouble reconciling with myself. I want to KNOW that there's absolutely nothing more I can do for a horse before I make that final decision.

Read more: why me?! [rant]
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