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post #921 of 969 Old 07-05-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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I was just thinking about what I might need to buy her actually. I'm about to head out to TSC in about 10 minutes to pick up some more feed. I already have basic stuff that I need such as a small vet kit (iodine, scissors, vet wrap, gauze/maxipads, furazone, swat, triple antibiotics, bute, banamine, etc) that I always bring with me in the car for Sour, and I also have grooming supplies though I'm going to grab an extra body brush for Kenzie since I don't want the two of them sharing brushes. I'm going to buy a matching lead rope too, and a rubber feed tub to take out to her new home (the one she's using isn't mine) but other than that I think I'm pretty well set unless you guys can think of something. It doesn't get cold enough for blankets here usually, I only blanketed her this year since her coat was so aweful and she was skin and bones.

The money from Kenzie's fund has been so helpful too. It bought both her halter, her chiro visit, and her suppliment for this month so I'm VERY grateful. I still have quite a bit of it left too.
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post #922 of 969 Old 07-05-2013, 12:50 PM
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I wouldn't buy too much for her until you know. If the BO happens to be really mean and not let you take her, then you will have less stuff to use the "oh, well I had this laying around and I thought Kenzie could use it". It's one of those "eggs in one basket" things. Even though we all hope the BO says you can buy her, don't go on a shopping spree just yet I think. Get that "yes" and those papers signed, then shop away.

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Its going to happen. Im putting it out there into the universe ;) positive thinking and all that lol. Im just not even going to think there will be a no. You need to see her face to face with cash in hand. Tell her you love her, you have been thinking about it for a.long time and planning and you have talked to your parents and gotten the go ahead etc.etc. shed be crazy to say no.

The BO is fighting what is meant to be if she says no. This has been your horse for a long time.
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post #924 of 969 Old 07-05-2013, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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I agree Calisphere. I ended up not getting the feed tub since it was $15 and I'm not sure yet about it, but I did buy the lead rope and brush since I can use those even if BO does say no. If she says yes then I'll pick one up at Steinhausers since it is closer. I honestly can't think of anything else she needs though. Over the years I've collected quite a few things that I use on a weekly basis so she's pretty set without me looking suspicious or anything. I often take on tune up projects for people and I do tons of tuning up with the horses at the farm so I've got lunge lines, bits, bridles, wraps, linaments, boots, halters (but it just so happened I had NONE that fit Kenzie of, slow feeder nets, etc. Other than that feed bucket and maybe a fly mask if flies or dust are bad where she lives, I really can't think of anything I'll need to buy.

Trinity, thanks for the vote of confidence! To be honest she's felt like 'mine' for a long time to me too. I feed her, I clean her pen, I bathe, groom, and doctor her, I do all her 'training'...those are the same things I do for Sour. It almost has felt like she has been mine even more than Sour has, because of her personality difference and her true dependency on me. With Sour its just 'oh yeah, that's the kid that feeds me and annoys me when I'm trying to relax. She's ok. I like driving.' With Kenzie it is more of a 'Its ALLYSON. Guys, look! No seriously, look its her! She's coming this way!!!" and I love it. Its refreshing.
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post #925 of 969 Old 07-05-2013, 05:38 PM
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I ended up not getting the feed tub since it was $15
I wish it was not cost prohibitive for me to send you one!!!
I can get them up here, even the really safe rubber ones, for under $10! But I think, once we paid shipping, it'd end up being at least $15. Laaaame. haha

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I can get the safe rubber ones for $12.50 here, but miss Kenzie has this very annoying habit of pawing her feed, so I started using the ones that hang on the fence xD rubber only, since she's such a clutz. So even the tiny ones (I'm not even sure the $15 one will be big enough) are pretty expensive. Bigger ones are $20. Yuck!
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This may not be even something negotiable/worth thinking about, but have you ever thought of selling Sour? I think it would be easier to find a good home for her (being a mini). Maybe to someone who wants a pasture puff, a pony to drive around, or maybe just to mess around with (I'm thinking older people, not kids as you said she doesn't like to be social much).

Also between the two, you might have more options down the road with Kenzie (considering she'll be ride-able). AND since she still is young with some growing to do, it wouldn't hurt her to stay in a pasture (if you can afford it) and just grow while you're away to collage. Then when you come home on breaks and whatnot you could go out & refresh groundwork so you maintain respect etc.

At any rate I thought I'd throw it out there. Kenzie might be for you more then Sour. Obviously if you figure out how to keep both this won't even be a issue.

Like I said before just a thought. I hope you will get her! :)
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Crazy as it is, that has crossed my mind, but I don't know, I'd feel like I was letting Sour down if I did that. I still love her and I love being around her, but I do thing she has accidently be put on the back burner for me just because she isn't as needy. That has caused her to be super witchy lately too, because before Kenzie I was driving her or working her 5-6 days a week, and she loves to work. That isn't her fault though, its mine. As soon as she's back in work she's always calmer again.

Because of her personality though, Sour just isn't a good candidate for sale, especially in the Houston market down here. When I first started working with her she was an absolute demon to work with, because she holds grudges and she holds them TIGHT. Its just who she is. She was laid down by a man who didn't know what he was doing as a one year old, and ever since then she's had all kinds of problems. I couldn't even touch her when I first took her on; much less halter her, bridle her, or drive her! She taught me all that I know about training more difficult horses and she's the horse that first gave me back my identity as a person. I was super depressed and had no self esteem before her. So I guess I feel like I owe her a good life now.

I always thought she was my heart horse too, because she is a 'one person only' type horse and she chose to put up with me. But Kenzie is making me wonder if I was right or not. Gahhhh, I don't know xD so many decisions. Minis have no market in my area, but the fact that she has been in parades and drives does help her. But as you said, she could NOT go with a home that had young inexperienced children. Maybe some that were my age or a little younger who have been around horses for a while, but that's even iffy.

I guess we'll just have to see where the road takes us.

I'll let you guys in on a little secret of mine though, and its a strange one. I actually prefer just being around the horses and working with them to riding. I like riding, don't get me wrong, but I find that my passion for it just isn't there. Its an enjoyable pass time, but I'd never want to compete or anything like that. I'd take a nice, long, 2-3 hour 'mosey along' trail ride over all of the fast paced stuff my friends enjoy. I absolutely love driving though. Maybe Kenzie would like to pull a cart? LOL. That would be a sight...scrawny little girl with a scrawny little Thoroughbred mare driving a buggy down the road ;)

Well, I'm about to head out to the farm. I WILL ask today. I have money, bill of sale, and 'A game' in hand. Wish me luck! I'll be back around 4 or so.

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Praying for you and Kenzie!!!

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Too bad I'll be at work when you find out. The suspense!

The BO will say yes. She will say yes! She will say yes!
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