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post #121 of 163 Old 03-30-2011, 08:39 PM
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Having her yell at you and insult your horse is better than sitting at her bedside in the hospital (or worse). If she ever does get to the top, it will be because you most likely saved her life!! :)
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post #122 of 163 Old 03-30-2011, 09:39 PM
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Good on you for sticking it out. You saved her life, and she was being a disrespectful girl. I feel very sorry that you lost such a long friendship, but sometimes things happen for the best. That horse would not have taken her to the top, and you were smart enough to prevent her from getting herself in a dangerous situation. Good on you!
You are not in the wrong, and one day she will open her eyes and realize just what you have done for her.
I hope it all turns out the best for you. Remember: Phantom is an awesome horse which she is jealous of. That is most likely why she brought him into the conversation.
Don't let this experience get you down to much, you did the right thing.
All the best for the future! :)

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post #123 of 163 Old 03-30-2011, 10:31 PM
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Hot post! I wanna weigh in. I think its a possibility Id buy the horse. Riding is an inherently dangerous sport. It would depend on the horse as well. Its not as if he INTENDED to kill anyone. It could have been a freak accident and that's an understood risk of horse riding. There's no reason for him to be wasted due to superstitution.
On the other hand if he was a violent, malicious animal.. I've never met one but won't doubt their existence... Then maybe its a different story.
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post #124 of 163 Old 03-31-2011, 12:40 AM
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I know the feeling of being alone in your equine pursuts. But from I see on here you got alot of people to share your triumphs and mistakes... And who will support, sympathize, and encourage... Even if we all are hundreds of miles apart. You did the right thing... She was (and still is) making poor choices. Don't let her faults weigh on you. They are her burden to bear and she'll feel the weight of them in time. Btw. Your horse is adorable. Although it does not apply to yours, because he looks great to me, sometimes the best horses are the fugly ones. They burrow right into your soul and soon you can't see anything but their beauty. A true horse person knows that and has been blinded a time or two... And they are better for it.
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post #125 of 163 Old 03-31-2011, 01:40 PM
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Clair, this horse is a confirmed rearer who regularly goes over backwards. Yes riding is inherantly a risk sport, lord knows I've had my fair share of injuries, I'm currently nursing a suspected broken scapula curtasy of a young horse that freaked out on me.

So please tell me why on earth you would make it even riskier by taking on a horse with a problem that has been confirmed and is extremely dangerous.
Infact I would concider Rearing as the MOST dangerous issue a horse can have.

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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post #126 of 163 Old 03-31-2011, 01:51 PM
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Hot post! I wanna weigh in. I think its a possibility Id buy the horse. Riding is an inherently dangerous sport. It would depend on the horse as well. Its not as if he INTENDED to kill anyone. It could have been a freak accident and that's an understood risk of horse riding. There's no reason for him to be wasted due to superstitution.
On the other hand if he was a violent, malicious animal.. I've never met one but won't doubt their existence... Then maybe its a different story.
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I don't think it was his intent to kill the rider either, but it IS a dangerous horse. If you wanted it I'd take it as a pasture pet, not to ride cause like I said earlier The horse only sounds dangerous while being ridden.

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post #127 of 163 Old 03-31-2011, 02:24 PM
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I agree with Kate but I wanted to add, That it said " It's a confirmed rearer." Just like Faye said.

Every time you get on it, it will rear. Maybe flip the first time or even the second. But it's most likely to flip. So no use of even trying. Pasture pet it is.

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post #128 of 163 Old 03-31-2011, 02:46 PM
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phantom i'm glad it worked out well, minus the loss of a freindship. And phantom is gorgeous! Regardless of what she says!!

I do want to say that if I had a friend like you, willing to do anything and everything for my safety, i'd never let you go! Lol so she's really the only one with any loss here.


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post #129 of 163 Old 03-31-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys I feel a ton better about the situation. It's like a weight was lifted off my shoulders...(even though she wasn't my responsibility).

Thanks for all of your advice, help, support, EVERYTHING. You guys are seriously the greatest.


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post #130 of 163 Old 03-31-2011, 03:43 PM
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Phantomcolt. Be glad you acted as you did, It is far better to lose her friendship now rather then have to attend her funeral in the future.

I have attended the funeral of a good friend of mine, She was one of those girls that had everything to live for, beautiful, skinny, lots of money, private schooling, luxury cars, good boyfriend, qualifications coming out of her ears. She committed suicide.
It was horrific going to her funeral wondering if there was any warning signs that we missed or if there was something we could have done. I was away at uni for the 6months prior to her death, it is a horrific feeling wondering If I had been in contact more or If I had visited more would I have spotted something, some little warning sign that might have prevented it.

I would hate to be in the position of KNOWING that I could have done something but didnt. Not knowing and wondering was bad enough!

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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