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post #21 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 07:04 PM
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YES, and I've been pondering this for a while. OP must have VERY bad luck, putting that many horses down in the span she has is not healthy...

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post #22 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 07:07 PM
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You don't have the money to get the x-rays or properly deal with Magic and her situation, yet you have the $1200 to go and get another horse?? And didnt your Mum just get a new horse? The one with bucking problems.
Where in the hell are your prioroities girl!
You say on other FB that you could'nt deal with her going in landfill after she has being euthanised, even though thats the only option you have left yourself with, yet in nearly the same breath, call her IT and think about getting ANOTHER problem horse (you don't get good horses cheap) that going by your past record, you don't have the facilities, knowledge or experience to handle.
To who ever asked, the horse is for private sale, please PM me for info.

Quite frankly i'm getting sick and tired of seeing so many of your posts like this, all ending pretty much the same way. But not just here, on Stockyard nearly every one of your threads ends in it being deleted or locked. In fact your recent comments on there that you EXPECTED that those who breed one type of horse would'nt have the knowledge and experience in another breed where just plain rude. Same again on the various FB pages your posts always seem to end up deleted or in heated words. You have been given a huge amount of good advice yet you always seem to have the answer or every reason under the sun why you can't.
Is it advice and opinions you want or are you trolling and attension seeking?

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post #23 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 07:51 PM
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Please don't buy another TB. Please save and buy yourself a proven horse so that you can continue to compete and achieve your dreams, and NOT be stuck at home working out all the problems that an unproven horse might have. Buy a horse that loves to jump and float and compete and wear yourself out on his back.

While you save & search for said horse, please spend the $1200 that you have available and send Magic to the person who has offered to PTS for you and bury you on their Equestrian paradise.
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post #24 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 08:33 PM
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What are you thinking!?!?! That is all!
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post #25 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 08:54 PM
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All comments regarding this particular horse aside as I would be very upset if people were talking about a horse I was trying to sell in a negative light, lets talk about why YOU shouldn't get this horse.

As someone who has been riding 28 years (and still have SOOOO much to learn) and grew up around ex-racehorses plus still have one at home, they are NOT easy horses. They require huge maintenance, more than any other breed of horse I have owned. They need a lot of feed, they often need ulcer treatments etc when they are first off the track, many have 'interesting' feet which cost a fortune correcting or keeping right, they usually have muscle soreness issues, more money on massage/bowen and so the list goes on.

Even if you get lucky, the horse is an easy keeper with no physical issues, lets talk about mental soundness! Many TB's are a lore more sensitive, if they get a fright or you ask things they don't understand they generally react more explosively. The next question is how mentally wired are they, many ex-racehorses seem to be the ones who windsuck, weave, fencewalk etc more.

I make them sound terrible but they can't be that bad as I come back for more (when you find the right one and have the experience to bring them on nothing beats them) BUT, I only do it when I believe the horse is of top quality and I have the necessary skills and instruction to get them going. I have certainly been 'beaten' a couple of times but I had the money to send the horse to a trainer and then back it up with lessons, lots of them. Ex-racehorse's can bring a lot of heartache, I have been there. My beautiful boy Paddy retired as a 10yo after I spent around $10k (2 vets opinions, multiple x-rays, nerve blocking, corrective shoeing and so on) trying to get him sound. I would think I had him right, take him to a show for him to go proppy or lame and come home in tears. I am lucky enough to afford a good retirement for my old man and so far he has been bumming around for 4 years doing nothing, zilch!

So my advice to you, enjoy Monty, learn from him as you are luckier than most to have such a wonderful horse to learn from, I certainly never had a horse like him when I was young. Save all your money so if things go wrong with him you can afford to do what you need, put your time, energy and love into him and if/when you are in a situation to get another horse, don't leap into something over your head.

I really hope you will take on board what I say, I can't force you to but I think you need to appreciate more what you do have than what you don't have. I was happy with 1 horse for many years, I have worked and still work very hard for what I have today but if I lost my job tomorrow and couldn't get another, I would be finding nice homes for all but 1 of my horses and that 1 would only stay because I am lucky enough to have a very supportive other half.

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post #26 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 09:21 PM
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I can't pm you mad mardie.. Could you pm me? I know someone who is interested and has the money to spend on X-rays.
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post #27 of 27 Old 01-15-2013, 09:48 PM
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Whether deserved or not, there is only so many times the same message needs to be posted. At some point, things start to get overripe and stink.

To those how made their point civilly, even though passionately, my hat's off to you.
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