Join Date: Jan 2010
• Horses: 0
Well sorry everyone, I took a much needed break from the horse stuff. I have been busy with work and training my field trial dog all over the east coast haha. I am getting married the very beginning of September and after that I plan on getting into horse shopping for a Western Pleasure type QH (will likely be a gelding). My wonderful man has offered to fence in 4 acres and build me a little shed-row type barn. Things are looking good.
However I came HERE to update you on what went down here…
I did sell the horse for $100. I thought I did a good thing. The girl was so nice and was an excellent rider she just needed a good horse to show AQHA shows but could not really affored something of the quality that my horse was… I remember being there myself. I did not have time for the horse and I wanted to give someone the opportunity to do something I always wanted.
I sold my wonderful horse for $100, eventually I got my money too!
I told her I would buy him back if she ever wanted to sell him, and I told her that I would expect to pay more than $100 in that event but that was ok.
In the end it was a huge mistake.
A year later ‘my’ horse is for sale for $A LOT MORE.
She never contacted me, I found his ad myself. I guess she did not have the guts.
I cannot and will not buy him for $X000. I sold him for $100. I have not contacted her in an effort to buy him back, I figured at that price it isn’t going to end well anyway. But ohhh, how I want that horse back. It broke my heart to see that ad. Its not about the money, I don’t care if she makes $XXXX on him, I just want that horse back, I loved him and wanted what was best for him, I wanted him to be worked with and loved… I did love him, and still do, but I just can’t do $XXXX. That’s life I guess.
PLEASE learn from my mistake. It your heart tells you NO! DON’T! Listen to it. Don’t end up like me. Lesson learned; Being a good person and doing nice things for others does not pay.
I’m moving on from this and will eventually get another horse, I won’t make this mistake again and the next one will be mine till one of us dies… I just wish that horse was him!
"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. "
Charles F. Kettering ( 1876 - 1958 )
Last edited by FlyinSoLow; 08-11-2011 at 09:56 AM.