Duffy, the point is, you are selling. And yes, if the kid who bought the poorly conformed horse to use as a barrel racer, I would sell the horse. I would not advertise the horse as a barrel racer, but it's not my problem what the new owner chooses to use the horse for. If the horse breaks down under their care, it's their problem, they should know better.
I'd say it's a pretty big compliment that the vaulters want Duffy. Those horses are trained to within an inch of their lives and they are pretty cossetted and cared for. I wouldn't think twice about selling her to them. Remember, your trainer is making money by having Duffy on her string right now. If you sell her and don't have another horse, she's not making the same amount of money. Also, it sounds like the vaulters didn't contact you through her, so she won't make a commission, if that's the case. Be sure there's no agenda behind what she's saying, and even then, look for the agenda because everyone in the horse biz has one.
Look at Duffy like a not real great boyfriend. If you break up with your boyfriend because he's disrespectful and you don't trust him, do you care what the next girl does with him? NO! He can either learn through experience to become a good boyfriend for someone else or he'll get passed on again......See what I'm saying? Duffy has the choice to become the best vaulter's horse in the world.....or not......but it's her choice to get with SOMEONE'S program if she wants to keep eating. If she chooses to NOT be agreeable to someone, then someone else will make a harder decision about her but it's not YOUR problem.
Last edited by Dreamcatcher Arabians; 03-20-2012 at 04:13 PM.