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        11-03-2010, 11:09 AM
      #21
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    I am guessing the BO's main agenda is making sure they are not 'stuck' taking care of this horse for 4 years while the owner is off in another country.
    Exactly.
         
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        11-03-2010, 11:09 AM
      #22
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    The BO is trying to maneuver it so that she has a financial interest in the transaction. Add that to the pressuring, and the whole situation starts to stink.
    This is the vibe I am getting too.

    My guess would be, that if the BO truely was concerned, she'd bring it up with Spastic Dove and just come out with it. Asking "what are your plans with your horse when you leave?"

    That would be the mature and grown up way of handling the situation - if that's what is truely was the BO's concern.
         
        11-03-2010, 11:10 AM
      #23
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    Originally Posted by twh    
    The BO is trying to maneuver it so that she has a financial interest in the transaction. Add that to the pressuring, and the whole situation starts to stink.
    The BO will be getting paid by the OP while her horse does nothing. So I am missing your point, honestly.

    It is hard for me to believe that this BO is that evil and horrible and is running off on their own plotting behind the OPs back when the OP is willing to leave her beloved horse in this person care.

    I would guess the BO thinks they are helping and it sounds like the OP is afraid to just tell the BO this is not what is wanted anymore.
         
        11-03-2010, 11:20 AM
      #24
    mls
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    The BO will be getting paid by the OP while her horse does nothing. So I am missing your point, honestly.

    It is hard for me to believe that this BO is that evil and horrible and is running off on their own plotting behind the OPs back when the OP is willing to leave her beloved horse in this person care.

    I would guess the BO thinks they are helping and it sounds like the OP is afraid to just tell the BO this is not what is wanted anymore.
    Right. Especially since the BO could take money from the OP while she is away at school and still potentially lease him to someone else. 2x the income.

    As a BO - absentee owners are at both ends of the spectrum. Wonderful as they are never there to cause issues but horrible as it's a horse(s) we have to keep a closer eye on.
         
        11-03-2010, 11:34 AM
      #25
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    A buy back is not enforceable. Just an FYI. You can keep part ownership or do a lease but if you sell the horse you have no right to it in any way, shape or form. At least not according to my attorney friend.
         
        11-03-2010, 12:14 PM
      #26
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    I think you are missing something concerning the BO. The BO that is trying to sell the horse is not the current BO so she has no stake in the welfare of the horse in the absence Spastic-Dove. The BO is seeing a commission, a boarder, and a pupil - that seems to be her motivation.
         
        11-03-2010, 12:29 PM
      #27
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    Thank you for clarifying that Iride. I must have missed it. I thought the BO in question was the BO where the OP kept her horse.
         
        11-03-2010, 12:35 PM
      #28
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    I wouldn't sell him. Honestly I don't think he's going to be unhappy even "just" sitting in the pasture eating grass. My Walkers sat around and did nothing but eat for close to 10 years and were perfectly happy. When I was home they were ridden, groomed, and loved on. My parents never sold them because they were part of the family.

    Probably your best option if you are worried about him sitting around is to line up a free lease with someone you trust at a comparable riding level as yourself. Maybe a college kid? Or even someone who just wants to trail ride. I just think you will regret, probably for a long time, selling a horse who you say is your heart horse. Heck my mom still gets teary eyed talking about Thunder and they had to sell him to feed everyone else (he was the newest) and that was 25 yrs ago.
         
        11-03-2010, 02:12 PM
      #29
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    I say nay, don't sell him. If your gut says no that means you're going to regret it later in life. Kinda like me back in 6th grade I took riding and quit after 8th grade after my gut said don't but I did anyway and I regretted it so I went back, and I still think I shoulda stayed cause I'd be alot more experienced and instead of learning how my senior year like I'm doing now I'd already be doing shows and such..., *But* you more than likely won't be able to get your horse back if you sell him like I was able to go back to lessons.
         
        11-03-2010, 07:39 PM
      #30
    Trained
    Thanks again guys.

    Sorry about the confusion on the BO.
    Current leasers are brushing him, loving him, and riding him every once in awhile, but not as often as was planned. They are free leasing him so get no money from me.

    The BO that wants to sell I previously boarded with but moved him. Diesel for this girl was her idea. She would receive the 10% profit, as well as the board from the future owners, lessons, etc. Diesel would be back to being boarded with her per their plans.

    I also agree that he doesn't seem to fit well with a 7 year old. The current horse she is riding is a handicapped riding horse. I have explained this in full to the owner and to all parties. He would never blow up, but he will stand in the middle of the arena bleary eyed as you kick and pull trying to make him do what you want him to do. I have had children in that age ride him successfully, but they were confident riders who had been taking quite a few lessons (for a 7-8 year old).

    I was told they would be interested in a week trial but I told her I would rather they come ride him at his current situation first. She then told the prospective buyers he would be coming for a week and relayed this information back to me.
    I should have stood my ground and told her that is not what I said, but I'm kind of in it now already.

    I will be telling them that I would be willing to do a long term free lease, but will not sell him. Either way he will be at the very least UTD on all care, as well as given cookies, scratches, and baths. The riding part we will have to wait and see.


    ETA: I will put up a flyer at my other barn looking for a free lease to a college rider or for him to be used as a project horse in one of the riding lessons at the college -- Like suggestion a comparable level of riding. If I find someone awesome I'll have my instructor check them out, If not, he'll stay in the current situation.
         

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