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        12-30-2011, 12:43 PM
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    Burns me up...

    I was looking through craigslist for a saddle and stumbled across an ad for a mare that was being offered for lease. She's a PMU rescue, 12 yrs old, unbroke, apparently has other issues and needs someone very experienced... etc etc.

    All I can think is, 'So you expect someone to PAY to train your horse for you?'

    It annoys me to no end, seeing people essentially ask for free training, or better yet someone who will pay them for the 'privilege' to train their horse. This is just my most recent example by the way... I've encountered this several other times.
         
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        12-30-2011, 12:59 PM
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    I've come across this as well and just scratch my head wondering who is dumb enough to take that on.

    Another one that I laugh at is someone who wants to lease you their horse over the winter. You have the privilege of feeding their horse and taking care of her until the spring comes and then give her back just in time for the riding season.
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        12-30-2011, 01:09 PM
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    I looked into leasing a paint mare one time. When the owner informed me that I would also need to pay for the care and keeping of this mare's unridable, senior dam however... it was a no deal. The owner explained that they were very close and needed to stay together; that just sounded like a buddy sour horse and an owner who didn't want to pay for her older mare's retirement to me.
         
        12-30-2011, 01:28 PM
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    Another one that I laugh at is someone who wants to lease you their horse over the winter. You have the privilege of feeding their horse and taking care of her until the spring comes and then give her back just in time for the riding season.
    ^^ This I could actually understand. That situation would be ideal for people like me who do not have the luxury of an indoor arena at their staple barn but want to continue riding throughout the winter. If a nice rider is taking 2 of their 3 horses to Wellington for the winter and leaving behind 1 nice horse to lease, I would happily lease for the right price for the winter. I get a nice horse to ride and take lessons on until I go back to riding outside and they get their horse worked. Of course I don't have time or money for that right now, but I could see it happening.
         
        12-30-2011, 02:59 PM
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    It's even worse when horses like that are listed for sale. The only person who buys those horses is Mr. Meat Man.

    In the words of Ron White, you can't fix stupid.
         
        12-30-2011, 03:28 PM
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    Trained
    HA, HA, Jessabel--that's one of my FAVORITE sayings!! ...who is "Ron White," btw...
    I looked at a mare once. VERY pricey digs. The owners used to breed and train and kept a gorgeous 8 stall barn. This 7 yo mare was the only one left. I asked to see her work. They were generally afraid of her but put her in their round pen. She ran and ran and listened to...NO commands issued, just the whip made her go. OBVIOUSLY they never took the time to train her. They said, "Needs work, $500.00"
    Isn't this example happening WAY TOO MUCH TODAY?!?!?!?!?
         
        12-30-2011, 03:42 PM
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    Yearling
    Corporal..Ron White, if you aren't kidding there :), is a comedien. "You can't fix stupd" is one of his favorite phrases. He pals around with other comediens Bill Engvall ("Here's your sign"), Larry the Cable Guy ("Git 'er Done"), and Jeff Foxworthy ("You might be a redneck.....").
         
        12-30-2011, 03:44 PM
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    Green Broke
    They call me,,,,,,, Tater Salad,
         

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