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post #11 of 18 Old 04-10-2010, 11:31 PM
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She didn’t tell me to sell him we spoke about getting another trainer, ect. But I want to get out there and start Pony Club, ect and we discussed selling him and decided that selling him is the appropriate action. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, I rode him this afternoon and he was amazingly perfect but I don’t want to risk it, I know every ride is not going to be like that. Both Aamelia – Instructor and Maddy – Trainer are very happy and agree with selling him.

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post #12 of 18 Old 04-11-2010, 01:06 AM
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I know its hard.
I love(d) chance, but am having a hard time with him because he is dangerous with his habits, and for YEARS, and girl just trashed him, making him barrel sour(which is what I love to do). Then, they never told us he was a chronic rearer. We even had him here for 2 weeks before we bought him. He was popping up, but I figured it wasn't bad and could be worked out of him. During those 2 weeks, we were fixing his feet. He was 100 lbs underweight and dragging his back feet from pain in them. So he didn't pull anything then. Until the gymkhana, where he reared and ran away with me a bunch. I took all the right measures and got him under control, but not befoe being throughly spooked
Then, 2 days later, I decided to take him on a peacful trail ride. Well, he didn't want to go any father, so I let him have loose rein, and kicked him on, AFTER checked to make sure ntohing was spooking him. He just didn't even have the spooking horse posture/body actions. So, he reared and flipped me over backwards-ONTO THE ROAD. Scarriest thing every, being flung to the side, watching your horse crash down next to you, in slo-mo.
So, we sent him to a well-reccommended(if not eccentric) trainer. The trainer worked with him 2 weeks, then took him to a gymkhana to just see how he would ask, walking the classes. Gate problem was fixed, but he was looking really hard to control, even for the trainer. Balking, trying to run, everything. Trainer kept him together though.
But then, he told me afterwards, that (exact words) "If you want to even PUT this horse in a gymkhana, even to walk him, you are ASKING to get hurt".
Gymkhana is what I love to do, and I can't do that with him. He is really sweet on the ground (unless lunging), but under saddle, he has some ingrained issues. Theres a quote on here from a member(can'tremember which). It goes:
"A horse with dangerous problems costs just as much as a horse that is a pleasure to keep. I'm not going to waste my short time on this earth dealing with horses that stress and frustrate me, while also threatening to shorten my life span considerably."
Minus the part about costing the same. It actually costs more, with the training and maybe even medical bills.
Did I give up on Chance? Maybe. Did I choose what is in his best interest, and mine? I will. Once I figure out what to do.(sell, lease,etc.)
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post #13 of 18 Old 04-11-2010, 03:43 AM
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That is so sad, but if it is the best thing to do then go ahead. Make sure that you will NEVER regret this :(

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post #14 of 18 Old 04-11-2010, 05:47 AM
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Its the best thing for Chinga :) He's going to love whatever home he goes to and I will make sure (somehow) that he gets the best of care because it is what he deserves. I don't think I will regret what I'm doing, because for Chinga its the right thing and I've always said I'd do anything for Chinga, so if it involves selling him then tahts what I'll do. He'll always have a special place in my heart as my first *pony*. I could never possibly forget him and I'll always love him, one of my best friends told me, that even though I won't be able to see or touche him he'll always be with me in my heart and I'll always be in his. I know he will always be in mine and I hope that I can at least have a small part of his heart.

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post #15 of 18 Old 04-11-2010, 06:20 AM
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I know it sucks now and you feel horrible, all these feelings will pass. Just stop and look at the picture as a whole: You know deep down in your heart that you or him wouldn't be giving it your 100% all. And who knows maybe someday down the road of life you will become reunited with him?
Or you wouldn't want to stick with it and possibly have regrets or have that thing pecking at the back of your mind, always wondering.

My trainer does the same thing, he will tell a client that unless they want to spend thousands of dollars and alot of time, their horse isn't going to be doing what they want him to do. And boy do clients appreciate honesty, he could either do that, or do what some trainers do; take the money and try to cram as much training into a small amount of time as possible. And he will tell them if they're being unrealistic with the expectations of a certain horse. Like one person who was expecting their horse to be turned into an A circuit horse in a month, he told them, "that ain't happening, esp because your horse is green." Needless to say they left and found another trainer who actually told them that it could be done.

Don't look at is as giving up, because you're not. You're opening yours and his future. And besides you're not the first person, nor will you be the last person who sells a loved horse.

I wish you all the luck <3 Feel free to PM me if you need anything!


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I think you're making the right discision to sell him. I think Chinga will be a lot better off with a rider that can handle him and bring him to his potential, and you will be a lot happier and safer with a more suitable horse. It sucks right now, but it'll all be worth it when you find that perfect horse. Best of luck finding Chinga a great home and finding yourself a new horse!

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post #17 of 18 Old 04-11-2010, 05:18 PM
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My trainer does the same thing, he will tell a client that unless they want to spend thousands of dollars and alot of time, their horse isn't going to be doing what they want him to do. And boy do clients appreciate honesty, he could either do that, or do what some trainers do; take the money and try to cram as much training into a small amount of time as possible. And he will tell them if they're being unrealistic with the expectations of a certain horse. Like one person who was expecting their horse to be turned into an A circuit horse in a month, he told them, "that ain't happening, esp because your horse is green." Needless to say they left and found another trainer who actually told them that it could be done.

Don't look at is as giving up, because you're not. You're opening yours and his future. And besides you're not the first person, nor will you be the last person who sells a loved horse.

I wish you all the luck <3 Feel free to PM me if you need anything!
I think you, your parents and trainer are making a wise choice. You need a safe horse who is equal to your riding ability.
I think your trainer is just looking out for your best interest and overall health and well being. Can she go with you when and if you decide to get another horse after Chinga is sold?


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post #18 of 18 Old 04-11-2010, 06:23 PM
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Yes I will be dragging both my trainer and instructor along to check out the new horse with me. The new horse meaning, when I find the right horse I am happy to sit without a horse for 6 months I may go insaine but yeah

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