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post #1 of 10 Old 01-25-2012, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Can't decide which horse to sell. Any advice?

We are moving in a few months to colorado and I have to face facts that I might need to sell one of my angels. I will be boarding and as you all know it cost a lot of $$$. Cocoa is my 1st horse. She is a halflinger mix 14.3 and my baby. I can't imagine letting her ago and the thing that scares me is I don't want her to later down the road end up at a slaughter house or starving somewhere. She is special to me but not sure if anyone else would think she is anything great. My other horse J.R. Is a 11 yr old appendix 16 hands he is beautiful and athletic but I do not show I just ride for fun. He's sweet but I never have really bonded with him...(maybe b/c I still have cocoa) he is deffinately a challenge for me...and I know that's good thing so that I can keep improving as an equestrian. However I just know that J.R. Would sell better and I would always worry about where cocoa is. I don't want to see either of them go at all but life doesn't always go our way. Help me! How do you guys make a decision about something soooo emotional?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-26-2012, 12:07 PM
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It sounds like that deep down you know which one you should keep. Keeping Cocoa sounds like it would make you the happiest. You can always get another "riding" horse later on, if/when your financials allow you.
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-26-2012, 12:18 PM
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Whenever I have had to chose which horse I would rather sell, it was the one I wanted to keep less. You already know which one you want to keep, so it is just that easy to choose which one to sell. I really don't care which one is "easier" or more "marketable" to sell, it comes down to which one you would regret selling. Good luck on your move
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-26-2012, 12:49 PM
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I agree, though it's hard to even think about getting rid of any horse, it definitely sounds like you know which one you would rather keep. I know it's a tough decision and best of luck to you.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-26-2012, 12:55 PM
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Maybe you could find a smaller private facility or pasture board and afford to keep both.
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It sounds like that deep down you know which one you should keep. Keeping Cocoa sounds like it would make you the happiest. You can always get another "riding" horse later on, if/when your financials allow you.
I agree. Do you ride Cocoa??

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post #7 of 10 Old 01-28-2012, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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yes I do ride cocoa as much as I can
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-28-2012, 07:03 PM
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I can tell as well that you already know which horse you want to keep. Good luck with the move! Colorado is a great place.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-29-2012, 12:24 AM
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I agree with everyone above. I think you know which one you'd regret.


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post #10 of 10 Old 01-29-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hey I just wanted to ask you if there are any great riding places in colorado...I love trail riding and we just don't have much of it here in Michigan.
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