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post #1 of 8 Old 08-29-2011, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Can't believe it's happening.

People are coming to look at my precious Desy on friday, for purchase.

It's out of my hands what happens to her as she's only my lease mare, but I feel like I won't find another like her if she does end up getting sold.

Her true owner is very interested in buying a 4ft jumper from our trainer but as he's priced at 7500$ she is in need of a little money. Owning three horses she put them all up for sale, her 18 year old retired appy sold the other day for just over 300$ and her two tb's (one being desy) are both up for 3800$ a piece.

It may sound weird but truly, Destiny isn't worth that pretty penny... I feel terrible and condescending saying so, but her ground manners need work, and under saddle she still has quirks. I wouldn't expect more than 1800$ for her, if she were mine.

Anyways, I was told just today about the possible sale and it left me heartbroken. This is the horse that scared me to death the first time I rode her, she was fast and bouncy, she kicked me when I picked her hooves, walked off when I mounted, and almost threw me off countless times. But this is also the horse that taught me to jump, to use my seat, tested me, listened to me, and has just brought me so far in my riding. My position is a million times better because of her. She helped me learn balance and trust. I can't imagine riding any horse other than her.

I know this is part of riding and I should get over it. Its just so difficult, the owner told me that if the sale goes through she'll let me try her other mare, but then I wouldn't be able to ride at liberty as much, because the owner would also be down to one horse to ride, and we'd more or less have to share her. I'm going to sound greedy, but I liked the fact that desy's owner never rode her and I was allowed to ride 5-6 days a week when all I payed for was 3.

I also hope Desy's owner doesn't buy the jumper for 7500$, not because I want Desy to stay, but because he's going to cost her an arm and a leg a month to keep. Board runs 600+ at our barn, and his shoes are almost 200$ a month, plus he can hurt himself on a blade of grass. Ugh, I just don't think he'd be a smart investement truly.

I guess I just needed to vent about a few things, cookies to anyone who read. :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-29-2011, 11:37 PM
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that sounds frustrating! Well, maybe she'll kick them when they pick out her feet and they won't want her! =) Good luck!
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-29-2011, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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I have a feeling she's going to pull something out of her magical bag of mare-tricks....
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-29-2011, 11:48 PM
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I know what you mean, when I was leasing a horse, I connected with him like no other horse. He definitely taught me a lot, even if I was in a full body cast (back fracture) for a majority of the time. When the lease was over, it had been at least a month since it ended and I was in physical therapy for my back. I decided that I wanted to check in on him so I talked to my old trainer and she said that she had sold him to someone who is very happy with him. It truly made me really sad for a few days. I got over it and did think I was being a bit ridiculous, but I couldn't help it! :P

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-29-2011, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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I know I'm being so ridiculous and it's annoying me so much! It's like gah, get over it, but it's all happening so fast. I don't want to hope the deal falls through be I can't help it..
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-30-2011, 12:05 AM
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It's hard and scary to move on to a new horse but if the deal does go through and you end up riding something else then maybe you'll further your riding even more by having a new horse to test you. The glass is always half full. :)
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-30-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Never looked at it that way, made me feel better thanks. :)
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-30-2011, 08:50 AM
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Never looked at it that way, made me feel better thanks. :)
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