Is a colt a good christmas gift?

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Is a colt a good christmas gift?

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    12-05-2008, 01:53 AM
Is a colt a good christmas gift?

My barn owner's daughter cornered me today. (She is also a horse owner) She asked if I would be willing to sell my colt (Jake). Jake is not weaned yet - but irrelevant - he-d still be with mom anyways. I told her I had to think about it. Now, for those who don't know, Jake (and him mom and sister) was a rescue, so I have no monetary investment (again, irrelavant). I have spent a good bit of time working with him, and again, I count that up towards a learning experiance.

The BO's daughter's first horse was a christmas present. Would Jake be a good gift?
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    12-05-2008, 02:03 AM
I think getting a horse for someone depends on the person. And it obviously depends on what you want to do.

I can't give you an answer if Jake would be a good gift.
    12-05-2008, 08:16 AM
It is a tough call... is she able to support the horse money wise? Will she have time for the colt? I guess you just have to ask yourself if you feel that you may regret it in a few months. But at the same time it may be a joy to hand over a colt with a big bow around his neck. Has her parents talked to you yet? That would be a nother step in the whole process (I would hate to upset the BO)

Sorry I can't be more help
    12-05-2008, 10:56 AM
Well, did you want to use him for something for yourself?? How old is the bo's daughter...does she like him bc he is still a baby. Or will she really use him for something???...kudos to you for rescuing them!!! Personally, I would love to get a colt as a xmas present!!! But like mentioned before it depends on the person. Good luck...follow ur heart!
    12-05-2008, 10:59 AM
I'd love one as a gift! Ahaha
    12-05-2008, 12:27 PM
If the new owner would be able to train support and keep the colt I say why not.

I would have LOVED a colt for Christmas when I was younger. However I don't know if I necessarily would have been able to raise it and teach it everything it needs to know.

If you think it would be taken care of like you would want it to, go for it.
But a colt is much more of a christmas present investment than any other gift she's going to recieve =P
    12-05-2008, 12:37 PM
I got a pony once for a easter present. Another mom blind folded me and drove me around town and then we went back to my house and she walked me to the barn and there was a new horse there for me(a lease) but I loved it! And another time she did the same and she gave me a little filly. She even named her after me...her show name was Fallals Nicole aka Nikki. If you know he would be going to some one who would love and take care of him and treat him well since he was a rescue...then I would do it.
    12-05-2008, 02:38 PM
I think it'd be an awesome present. But I think it'd be a good idea to have a deal going in that if it doesn't work out (they don't click) you get the colt back. Unless she already knows the colt and has a good bond with it. It's good that you'd still be able to keep an eye as sounds as though he'll be staying at your place.
    12-05-2008, 03:00 PM
I think it's only a good idea if the recipient knows in advance. With something as important and long-term as a horse all parties need to know what they're getting into.
    12-05-2008, 03:12 PM
Personally I think that this totally depends on the person, age, experience level, ect. This isn't something to be taken lightly and deserves attention- Just my 2 cents, but does her daughter have as much interest and love for horses as her mom- that is the biggest question I guess....

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