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        08-01-2008, 06:30 PM
    I'm consdering it...

    I might sell Maia to buy a taller more WB or TB - type prospect. What do you think of the ad? Any comments? Should I? Shouldn't I? I might be making a mistake, I don't know.
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        08-01-2008, 06:47 PM
    I think you should go for it. In a previous post, you said that Maia wasn't advanced enough for you and I think that she would be holding you back from your true potential. You have done a uber fantastic job with her! She looks absolutely amazing. The ad sounds very true and good. I know that you have formed a great bond with her, but that can't hold you back. I'm sure she'll go to a great home!
        08-01-2008, 07:10 PM
    I agree with the above post. The ad was nice, I like it when you can tell that the owner really cares. I would get some more pictures of her under saddle. Has she shown? If so, include that. If she hasn't, maybe you should go in a few local shows. People really like knowing that the horse has experience, even if it is just schooling shows.
        08-01-2008, 07:16 PM
    Amightytarzan - thank you for your support. Maia has a TON of potential as well, and I'm kind of - okay, I'm VERY - tentative about selling her, because I don't know how far she could go! She's got the heart.

    Nigel - I do care a ton, she's such a sweetheart, which is why I don't mind if she doesn't sell. Like I said, she has a ton of heart and potential, who knows where she could go?
    No, I haven't shown her yet, but I'm sure she'd be fine - she trailers well, and settles into new places and situations quickly. I am planning on a few schooling shows in a few months once I have a bit more on her.
    As for pictures, that's all the site will let me put up, but I literally have over 700 pictures of her on my computer.

    I will be perfectly honest with any potential buyer - I am not one to hide things to begin with, but it helps that I'm so unsure about selling, I won't hold back on her (very few) bad points.

    The reason I'm considering selling is that I've identified the problem I'm having with her - I ride like I'm riding an advanced horse rather than a baby, and I get frusterated when she doesn't know what I'm asking, even though I KNOW she doesn't know what I'm asking! :(
        08-01-2008, 07:46 PM
    I think the ad is great, & if you know in your heart she may not be right for you (or not advanced enough/holding you back) then I'd sell her. ;) You need to find the right horse for your riding experience, & if she's not advanced enough then it's not working for you (although, you guys do good together).
    Reminds me of part of the reason I sold Lexi- she was not at my level, & was holding me back from my true potential. It's a tough choice to make, but you'll make the right decision JDI.
        08-01-2008, 07:52 PM
    Green Broke
    I love Maia! You should sell her to me

    I think the add is amazing one of the BEST I've seen! If you need more free sites just ask :) (If I don't answer quickly, then ask Appy, I sent her a list already) Just one little hint Switch "I an in no hurry" to "I am in no hurry" Some people get really nit-picky when it comes to horse adds :roll:
        08-01-2008, 08:17 PM
    Thanks Poptart!

    Originally Posted by mlkarel2010
    I love Maia! You should sell her to me

    I think the add is amazing one of the BEST I've seen! If you need more free sites just ask :) (If I don't answer quickly, then ask Appy, I sent her a list already) Just one little hint Switch "I an in no hurry" to "I am in no hurry" Some people get really nit-picky when it comes to horse adds :roll:
    Yikes! Thank you for letting me know, funny how a slip of a pinky can turn something professional to looking like a 3 year old did it! I fixed it!
    If you're interested ... ;)
        08-01-2008, 10:11 PM
    Green Broke
    I think it would cost me a fortune to bring her down here, but if I was closer I would love to have her! Hope you find her a great home! And good luck finding another horse!
        08-02-2008, 01:37 PM
    JDI although I am a little surprised about the possibility of selling her, I am not completely shocked. When you started this journey, you weren't even sure you wanted her...remember? Now, you two have worked really hard together and you gave her a chance at life and a JOB! She didn't have that before. She was wasting away being some pasture ornament named Champagne...or something like that! Now, she is an appealing horse that has toned up, learned from one of the best, and is ready for anything the world gives her. YOU were her stepping stone that gave her life back! You know in your heart of hearts you need something more from a horse. And although Maia might be able to give it to you...she might not be able to as well. Just my thoughts... I know you are edging to compete again...do you think Maia is the horse to do that?
        08-02-2008, 03:13 PM
    It sounds like selling her should be something for you to do in the future, but I am wondering if it would be better to hold onto her for now (no issue with keeping the free ads up though - see what interest is out there).

    She could use some valuable education from you still (getting that canter under control, etc.), and it would be good experience for you to work through that training roadblock.

    If you get your asking price for her (which I think you will be much more likely to get if you have taken her in some shows successfully and have worked through her couple of training issues), you will have that much to spend on a WB prospect right? So...you will end up with a prospect that you have to start from a pretty green phase with (I am assuming based on WB prices I have seen)...therefore, working through that training with Maia will better prepare you for working through similar things with your future show champion.

    Finally...If it were me...I would definitely take her to the shows and compete on her in whatever interests you, and push her to her full potential for at least a couple of years. That will accomplish a couple of things...she will excel and increase her price drastically, she will excel and you will have found your diamond in the rough :), or she will do OK, and you will have show experience and many hours/years of riding to make her a solid show/riding horse for someone - not to mention the accomplishment of a fabulous training project. :)

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