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        10-02-2013, 02:21 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    ^That is a large part of it. I don't feel comfortable having my horse taken off of the property without my being there, as I mentioned in the first post. But, you're right, even more than that I am frustrated at the idea of someone else showing him when I cannot. I guess that answers the question as to whether or not I am being selfish?

    This move has been stressful enough, and it is extra frustrating that I send a $600+ check to nowhere land every month for a horse I cannot, at present, enjoy. It makes me feel guilty enough that other people are riding him, let alone show him!

    But, maybe I'm just being silly x.x
         
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        10-02-2013, 03:21 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Gotta ask...why on earth are you allowing them to use your horse for free?!
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        10-02-2013, 03:27 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    The fact that he stay in work was more important to me than compensation... Do you think I should have asked for some? Too late now, of course xD But, yeah, just out of curiosity.
         
        10-02-2013, 03:44 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Zexious    
    The fact that he stay in work was more important to me than compensation... Do you think I should have asked for some? Too late now, of course xD But, yeah, just out of curiosity.
    Absolutely I would ask for compensation!! I'd push for half the expenses. They are making money off your horse... Which is costing them $0 dollars. Your horse is making them 100% profit. Their own horses are making maybe 50% (probably less) after they are done with the upkeep expenses of their own horses.
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        10-02-2013, 03:50 PM
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    Originally Posted by Zexious    
    The fact that he stay in work was more important to me than compensation... Do you think I should have asked for some? Too late now, of course xD But, yeah, just out of curiosity.
    Heck yeah I would! Especially since she is making money off of your horse. It may be one thing if you allowed her daughter to ride him when she pleased to keep him in work, but if she's doing 3 $50 lessons/week for example and you're paying $600/month in board... hardly seems fair. Like you said though, a bit too late now. Not worth making a stink if it's only going to be another month or two...
         
        10-02-2013, 03:55 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Yea it's a bit too late now. They may have been nice to you or whatever in the past but surely they knew better. I can't help but feel you're being taken advantage of. It would not shock me if they were already taking the horse out and about.
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        10-02-2013, 03:57 PM
      #17
    Showing
    It's your horse, and you owe them nothing. If you don't want him to go, then simply say that she needs to find another horse to show.
         
        10-07-2013, 12:53 PM
      #18
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    It's your horse, and you owe them nothing. If you don't want him to go, then simply say that she needs to find another horse to show.
    This. Unless you signed a lease giving them full use of your horse, you have the right to say no. That said, would keeping him in "show shape" be a bad thing in your absence?

    I agreed to "share" my horse at a show one summer during high school, when a novice rider's new horse went lame. It was hard to watch someone else win ribbons on MY horse after all the training I'd put in, but it was also gratifying to see how my training/my horse helped a young rider learn to love showing.

    That said, I later leased this seasoned show mare out when I went to college, and the mare was returned to be blind in one eye. While she technically could have done the same thing playing in the pasture, it happened at a show facility.
         
        10-08-2013, 03:59 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    I ended up saying no. It would be different if I could show him, too. Or if I had the balls to ask for compensation.

    But I politely told the trainer that I don't feel comfortable with them taking Gator off the property without me there. Young shower can ride the other option horsie and I'm sure she'll do great~
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        10-08-2013, 09:32 AM
      #20
    Showing
    I hope you have put this in the form of a letter or email that you don't want the horse going off property. Conversations wind up in la-la land. Do you have a close friend who would pop into the show and take a few pics of the classes, someone who knows your horse? If the kids were to do well on your horse, that scores well with the trainer.
         

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