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post #1 of 7 Old 12-18-2007, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Going overseas.....owning a horse

Ok I am 2oyo and I have a horse, I have been saving this past year to go overseas in the middle of 2008...back packing for 2yrs or so? I am wanting to go so bad to Europe and all and get it done while I am young nad have the chance with no responsibilities etc...

Well that's not true I do have a responsibility! A big spotted one actually! Haha I am starting to seriously think what to do with my horse. As I stated I am planning on 2yrs....and that is a long time for a hosre. I want him to be being ridden and active not just standing around in a paddok eating grass....hes not that type of horse.

I am torn with what to do with him. Selling is TOTAL LAST RESORT! I was thinking of leasing him but I have heard so many bad stories...I just don't no. Any idea or experiences other people have had please tell!!! Im really quite stuck on this one!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-18-2007, 10:20 PM
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Leasing him would be a good thing to do so you know he will be taken care of :)

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-19-2007, 01:29 AM
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I know that you don't want to sell him but if I had to make the decision - I would sell. The money that you get for him can help fund your trip or go away into an accout that you can't touch for when you get home to buy a new horse.

I have had a lot of horses over the years and it is never easy to part with any of them but sometimes it is the right thing to do.

As you said yourself - 2 years is a really long time and by the time you come home, you will be over the heartache of him being gone and not only that but you never know what might happen while you are away - 2 years could turn into 5 for all you know right now

Think about what I have said as I am not suggesting it to upset you in any way.

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-19-2007, 10:24 AM
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I would say lease him out... Do you have a friend who would be willing to ride him? Or maybe your coach or trainer has a student that would be willing to ride him?
If it was me, I would "lend" him to my coach to use in lessons, that way you know he is getting worked, and someone you trust is looking after him.
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-19-2007, 05:27 PM
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Re: Going overseas.....owning a horse

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Ok I am 2oyo and I have a horse, I have been saving this past year to go overseas in the middle of 2008...back packing for 2yrs or so? I am wanting to go so bad to Europe and all and get it done while I am young nad have the chance with no responsibilities etc...

Well that's not true I do have a responsibility! A big spotted one actually! Haha I am starting to seriously think what to do with my horse. As I stated I am planning on 2yrs....and that is a long time for a hosre. I want him to be being ridden and active not just standing around in a paddok eating grass....hes not that type of horse.

I am torn with what to do with him. Selling is TOTAL LAST RESORT! I was thinking of leasing him but I have heard so many bad stories...I just don't no. Any idea or experiences other people have had please tell!!! Im really quite stuck on this one!!!!!!!
I could take him and look after him :) he would be well looked after and pampered and you wouldnt have to worry about a thing :)

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-19-2007, 06:19 PM
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I would lease him out to a friend, that you kno will look after him well. I kno what it feels like, when I was around your age I went over seas, and when I got home my father sold my horse, that I bred. I wasnt happy. So yeah dnt sell your baby... :)

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-20-2007, 07:53 PM
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As Stepher said: "lend him to a coach to use in lessons"

This is very good idea. We have a couple horses that are lent to us over the winter as my stable has a year round riding program. And let me tell you these horses are pampered to the bone. They are loved on by the kids and always seem to gain a few pounds from treats..ha ha ha

Also you could even lease your horse to a person who works with a trianer/coach consistently. Then you would know your horse is getting taken care of and it is being done a good manerly way as there is a trainer.

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