Lol, that's one way to look at it xD I asked my dad and he said they'd discuss it today and let me know. I plan for either them or I to ask tomorrow morning. I'm going to the Waller county fair today so I can't do it today. Fingers crossed...
Ive not followed this thread too well, but I've tried.
Your a good kid, and I commend your efforts.
If you get your horse;
I'm not a huge Parelli fan but I have this kit. Everything is used, and there is some pencil marks. Lead is 12 foot and the halter is horse sized (like Arabian/small qh size). It will help give you ideas for the ground work anyway!
You can have the stuff if you want it, but my only stipulation is you cannot sell it, when your done with it you have to give it to someone else in need.
PM me if you might need this stuff. Ill pay the shipping even.
That is so generous of you Lopin N Paint! I'm not a big Parelli fan either, but there is something you can learn from anyone, right? Even if what you learn is what 'not' to do. I like a few of his ground work techniques. Thank you so much for offering to give that stuff to me. If I do get to buy her, I just might take you up on that, and I will absolutely pass it on to someone in need when I rehome her or if it doesn't work out for us.
You guys are great!
By the way, Kenzie is hilarious when its food time. She starts 'singing' to her food when I approach her with it, and makes all sorts of crazy nickering, grumbling sounds at it to 'help encourage me' to get it to her faster. She's SUPER polite about feeding time, but those sounds she makes are just so darned funny!
What a generous offer for you, Endiku. I hope things work out for you. If you get Kenzie I would not be surprised if more help doesn't come through from the HF. Maybe even a great "forever" home for her. You have given so much to her & I really believe she would not be alive except for you. Doesn't BO realize this?
I hope so too. Right now I'm taking my moms advice and expecting a no but hoping for a yes. My friend reminded me though, that tomorrow is the 4th and we will be taking all of the ponies to a festival at a church as we do every year, and thus BO might be a little frazzled/stressed. She said to gauge in the morning how stressed she is and what kind of mood she's in, and only ask if she seems to be feeling good and things at the festival go well. I'm going to go help them, and hopefully help keep her as low stress as possible. Some years the festival goes off without a hitch; other years things just go WRONG and we all leave exhausted. We'll see. If she seems to stressed though, I guess I can try Friday or Saturday. I won't be seeing her face to face again until Saturday though, after tomorrow.
If and when she does sell, I have access to a trailer thanks to Kayella on Sundays; so the options are this Sunday or next Sunday for moving Kenzie. My guess is it will be next Sunday since I don't see BO getting all of the paperwork together, signing the bill of sale, and letting me leave all in 1-2 days.
CaCowgirl- I actually already have a potential offer for another HF home for her, but its FAR away. Not necessarily a bad thing but I think we'd have to wait until the summer heat is over (late October or so at least) to safely have her transported. I think the trailer ride would easily be over 20 hours and since she doesn't do so hot with small spaces, that's something to realize. Its a very generous offer though and if I can't keep her or find her a local home, I'm very lucky to know I have a possible back up plan with a great owner!
Also on another note, I backed Kenzie's grain down to 3 lbs and upped both her beet pulp and alfalfa. Alfalfa by a pound, and the BP I'm still slowly upping but I'm planning to get her up to eating another 1/2 lb at least. And I might just be imagining it but she already seems to have...gained some weight? Maybe that feed was dragging her down rather than making her gain like I thought. It seems like she's more comfortable and not cribbing quite as much. I'm hopeful! BP and alfalfa are cheaper than her feed anyways, so I'm not going to complain! Lol
That's what I'm hoping! I went out to where I'll be keeping her this morning and while the family doesn't have a ton of land (3.5 acres) and they have 2 horses already, they seem to manage it well. Even this late in summer they had 3" high grass in the pastures (which are divided into two so one can rest) and it looked healthy. She dry lots them at night. Hopefully having all three of them on it won't stress the pasture too much.
The one bad thing is she won't have ad lib hay anymore because the family's two horses are easy keepers and don't need it. But she will have it ad lib at night and grazing in the day so hopefully she'll be ok. They'll feed her as much hay as I want as long as I supply it for her too, so I'm thinking as long as she gets 2 flakes in the morning, 2 at her evening feeding, the alfalfa pellets (6 lbs) and ad lib at night, she should be ok.
It has to be better than cruddy costal hay and nubs of old half-dead grass, which is what she's eating now!