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post #1 of 18 Old 04-10-2010, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Chinga :'( *Maddie asked me to do this*

Okay so most of you all know that maddie has been having some problems with chinga, And maddies trainer has told maddie that she's going to have to sell chinga because she dosnt have the time to fix some of chingas problems. Maddie needs the support of the forum as this is the hardest thing for her at the moment.

Maddie is going to miss chinga uncontrollabely(sp?). She had so many GREAT memories with him and is going to miss all the fun times that they shared. Maddies shared so much with us of all the things she's done with him, and we all enjoyed it so now its time to help her out and show her how we care.

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post #2 of 18 Old 04-10-2010, 06:56 AM
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Sorry to hear that. But things happen for a reason and by reading all of Maddie's posts I believe that selling Chinga is the best option.
Unfortunately we all go through selling or losing horses. It's not easy, even the ones that cause us the most pain we still get attached to and don't like to say goodbye to. But that's life. And the horse doesn't give two hoots, as long as it's got food, water and friends it's not too fussed with who owns it. It doesn't 'love' you like we love it, it bonds to the leadership and food we provide it with. And if someone else can fill that role, well horse is quite content.
Its the human emotions that make it hard to sell. You need to separate yourself from that and realise that the horse doesn't care. You will find another horse to ride and love just as much and feel the same way about as with Chinga, or possibly more so before you're not scared of it, and you will reasonably quickly get over your upset of selling him.

Chin up, smile and think of the great new horse you will be starting a new journey with shortly. Once that horse comes along you will lose much of the upset of selling and enjoy the company of a new friend.
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-10-2010, 04:53 PM
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Uh, what?

The trainer told her to sell him because she doesn't have the time?

Get another trainer!

That being said, I'm with Katy in that I think selling Chinga will be best for Maddie.
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post #4 of 18 Old 04-10-2010, 04:58 PM
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Is she really selling him this time? She said it before and changed her mind. I do think it is the best decision to sell him.

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post #5 of 18 Old 04-10-2010, 06:49 PM
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There is most likely a reason, but I feel like I’m failing him, that I’m giving up. It’s just so hard; I’ve had him for just over a year. He’s learnt so much he has gotten better. I tried as hard as I can; I got somewhere but not far enough. My trainer didn’t tell me I have to sell him, she no longer has time to work him and I don’t feel that I am ready to handle him by myself. My parents made the ultimate decision of selling him, but I did get 0.005% of the say. I know his only going to go to the best home, that he will be loved and cared for. His not naughty, he just doesn’t understand and needs an advanced rider to show him and teach him. His an amazing horse, with amazing skills. His got the amazing cute and cuddly and caring personality that I’ve NEVER met before, I’ve met and ridden many of horses. Its just amazing, he sees the car and comes galloping up, nickering, So excited and happy to see me. I don’t want to sell that horse, nor do I want to sell the one that lets me sit/crawl under him, stand on his back and does all these absolutely adorable things that make me laugh even when I’m in the worst of moves. As a friend he’s been amazing its like he’s listened and cared, he’s been my best friend. I don’t want to sell that horse that I galloped around the outside of the cross country course, horses everywhere and him completely listening to me. I don’t want to sell that amazing riding horse and my best friend.. but then there is that horse, that isn’t right for me. That one small part that everything depends on that doesn’t click. I’ve never been scared of him, even though he tries to throw me and rears. I still trust him, because when I need to trust him. He doesn’t screw up, his taught me lots, his been amazing and no horse can replace him and he will always be my best friend and no horse can ever replace such an amazing and loving horse. My dad is terrified completely of horses, but with Chinga he tightens his girth, gives me a leg up, feeds him and every time Chinga see’s him dad puts out his arm and Chinga rests his head under dads arm, I know I am not going to be the only one finding it hard to say goodbye to Chinga, but dad also agrees that its the right thing to do. We will only let him go to the best of homes, where he is rugged every night, loved to bits. His been amazing, even when he is dressed up as a unicorn he’s still tried to rub on me and acts like he “loves” me.

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post #6 of 18 Old 04-10-2010, 06:52 PM
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Unfortunate as it is, I do believe she should sell him. I know it's going to be really hard on her but we all have to go through it eventually....that's the name of the game. This is why Equestrians have to be so strong, so we can handle things like this.

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It is always hard to sell a horse you've bonded with. It will be awful at first.. but when you get your new horse that you are able to learn on, you will have *so* much fun and be able to look back at this as a learning experience.
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I'm so sorry Maddie. It is unfortunate that it didn't work out but the two of you are just not suited to each other. I hope that the next horse you get is the partner that you need and that way you can both get better and more confident. It is always hard to part with a friend that you love but you also have to think about what is best for him (and for you). You have my support and I am sending you luck so that you might find the perfect horse for you. (((HUGS)))

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I'm so sorry Maddie. It is unfortunate that it didn't work out but the two of you are just not suited to each other. I hope that the next horse you get is the partner that you need and that way you can both get better and more confident. It is always hard to part with a friend that you love but you also have to think about what is best for him (and for you). You have my support and I am sending you luck so that you might find the perfect horse for you. (((HUGS)))
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Uh, what?

The trainer told her to sell him because she doesn't have the time?

Get another trainer!

That being said, I'm with Katy in that I think selling Chinga will be best for Maddie.
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10000000000% in agreement. What the heck kind of trainer is she if she just tells you to get rid of the horse because SHE can't do it. Dang.
But again, like wild_spot, I'm in agreement with Kayty

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