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post #1 of 5 Old 04-19-2010, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Confused on how to approach this...

Ok, so two houses down from me there are two mares. From what my Dad was told, the daughter(horses were for her) dropped out of college, ran away and eloped with her cowboy. She took the two horses she had in college with her to his ranch. Now I guess the girl's dad(my neighbor) is telling his wife(my other neighbor) that she has to get rid of the horses. The mom/wife is a rn and works 12hr shifts so it would be hard for her to ride often. My Dad was thinking that I should go over, ask if she would like me to excercise her horses(no charge), then he is thinking it might eventually lead to them giving the horses to us for free or little cost. My Mom thinks maybe I should find out the situation for sure(the hubby/dad might just be saying things without the wife/mom's approval) and then ask if I could feed lease them. My Dad seems really interested in their trail mare so I am pretty sure if she is good,calm, and for sale for a low price he would buy her.
My question is, what should I say? Offer to ride? Just ask about the situation?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-19-2010, 09:38 PM
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Well, now I have to wait a day or two because my brother saw a dog running around, picked it up and brought it home, and reminded my dad that he doesn't want anymore animals and that he does too much work for our animals already and another horse would add to that :/ He doesn't do much. just pays ;)

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Well, now I have to wait a day or two because my brother saw a dog running around, picked it up and brought it home, and reminded my dad that he doesn't want anymore animals and that he does too much work for our animals already and another horse would add to that :/ He doesn't do much. just pays ;)
Your Dad not wanting any more animals shouldn't interfere with you offering to exercise the horses for free, though. Assuming you could do that without expecting it to lead to an offer to give you/sell you the horses. Even if your Dad were ready to take on more horses, I wouldn't get the deal to exercise them if the only purpose was to get the owners to offer you the horses. It could be that you exercising the horses would make the owners feel more able to keep their horses themselves and you wouldn't want to set yourself up for disappointment if the offer to take their horses never came.

BTW, paying for something you don't use is a big deal .

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So you only want to help out your neighbor and get to ride more if you are going to get a free horse out of it?



Go down and simply ask the wife if she wants some help with her horses? Tell her you understand she works long shifts and you have some free time and did she want you to ride some for her?
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