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        05-30-2010, 03:03 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Am I crazy?

    In the summer of 2008, I leased Concept, my first lease ever. She is a gorgeous bay Polish Arab, about 14.3 hands high with quite an attitude. Back then, I was a green rider, and she was a green horse, and it just didn't work. Then, in about February this year, I decided, what the heck? Why not get in touch with Concept's owner again, just to see how my baby girl is doing. Her owner let me come out to Concept's new home, a really nice show stable, and I rode Concept again. She was a changed horse- I used to not be able to get her to move, and now she just LOVES to run around and play! Where she used to be really spooky, she now has birds flying all around her, and she hardly bats an eye. Not to say that she's become an easy ride or anything, but her training has improved, and so has mine.

    I went out for two months, riding her and taking lessons on her, and just generally being with her again. Then her owner asked if I'd like to move her to my stable and full-lease her; Concept and her owner don't really get along, but our personalities mesh quite well, and her owner could see this. Of course, I took her up on the offer!

    A couple weeks ago, on May 16th, the best day of my life happened. Concept moved to my barn, and she was just such an angel, I couldn't believe my luck. But when I got home after spending 6 hours with her, I recieved a call from her owner. Concept was sold, and moving to the Dominican in september.

    The next day, I went out, and rode her for the first time since a minor injury of hers that put her on two weeks' stall rest. Her owner got on and was just absolutely awful- trotting her in really tight circles, galloping her around wildly and making her buck. Then I got on. We calmly(ish) walked and trotted around while my coach instructed me a bit, but when we cantering, the saddle slipped completely to the side, and I fell hard on my back. If only I had known at the time WHY the saddle was slipping, but I'll get to that later. I got back on, and we finished up fine.

    The day after that, I get another call from Concept's owner. Concept was pregnant and due in 7 weeks. I was absolutely devastated- how could her owner not have told me this? I had to give Concept back, and she was gone by the next day.

    Concept foaled the day she moved, seven weeks premature, and the foal died the next morning.

    Through all of this, I love Concept more than ANYTHING else in the world. I've decided that I'm going to try to save up as much as I can, and buy her at the end of the summer. I don't know how I will manage- I'm still in school, and I have to find a job so I can keep her, but I just need to do this for myself and for her. So tell me, am I crazy to want to do this, after everything that's happened? Is it just going to end in more heartbreak?

    Kudos to anyone who read that whole essay!!
         
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        05-30-2010, 04:14 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    All I can say is WOW! What a mess! I don't think you are crazy at all. Her owner is the one who is crazy!! Poor horse! =( I say if you think you can provide a better life for her, then go for it and buy her..
         
        05-30-2010, 07:09 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Thank you :) I don't want to be mean about anyone, but her owner really is crazy. She's got a different opinion, new plans every five minutes, and it drives everyone, and her horses, crazy. I KNOW I can provide a better life for Concept, but still I just have some reservations. I know I work well with her most of the time, but she can still be quite a handful, and I just want it to be a positive experience, and I don't know how to tell if she's too much for me...
         
        05-30-2010, 07:11 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    If the horse has already been sold, how are you going to purchase her?

    Quote:
    A couple weeks ago, on May 16th, the best day of my life happened. Concept moved to my barn, and she was just such an angel, I couldn't believe my luck. But when I got home after spending 6 hours with her, I recieved a call from her owner. Concept was sold, and moving to the Dominican in september.
         
        05-30-2010, 07:50 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Either your crazy or I am... that story is bizzare and doesn't make sense to me.
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        05-30-2010, 08:12 PM
      #6
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ptvintage    
    Either your crazy or I am... that story is bizzare and doesn't make sense to me.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    I agree. If you leased her, there should have been a contract in place to prevent her from being sold out from under you. If she was pregnant, and you were riding her that late in the pregnancy, you would most certainly know it.

    Something here doesn't add up at all. Not saying it all isn't true, but your math, your wording, maybe a portion of the story....somethings been left wanting.
         
        05-30-2010, 09:13 PM
      #7
    Showing
    Something's not right here.....
         
        05-30-2010, 10:01 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    How doesnt the story make sense to anyone...??? What part of it don't you all get? Not everyone has a writen contract when leasing out a horse. Sure it is necessary, but not everyone has them. Maybe the owner of the horse did not tell the OP that the horse was prgnant because they just wanted to ship the horse along to someone elses care. And the OP could buy the horse back from whoever bought it.

    If you don't know the details, ask, or simply RE-READ the post! I hate how every thread on here turns into something negative.
         
        05-30-2010, 10:09 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jillyann    
    I hate how every thread on here turns into something negative.
    I 2nd this.
         
        05-30-2010, 10:41 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Thanks Jillyann!

    Ok. I guess I left some things out. Yes, we had a contract, but it was only in effect til August 31st, so if they guy wanted to take Concept in September, he could.

    And I wouldn't neccessarily know she was pregnant just because I was riding her. I know I said it in there, but I wasn't told she was pregnant. Her owner says she didn't know either, but I doubt that....

    Something I left out was that because she was pregnant, the guy couldn't ship her overseas. There are lots of rules about what horses you can and can't ship, apparently. So she's still for sale from the owner.
         

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