Ive been leasing a mare for the 2012 show season.
The owner, is a 24 year old, pain in the butt. He treats his mom like crap, has 3 horses and doesnt pay a dime for them.
Horse #1, 16 y/o QH/Morgan, 1D barrel/pole mare. His mom bred this mare, picked out the sire/dam and raised her. She gave her to her son a few years ago. He barely does anything with her.
Horse #2, 8 year old grulla QH stallion. Trail rides, but that's about it. Has been shown but not patterned well enough to know what he's doing.
Horse #3, 4 year old Appendix QH. Superb race lines. Super potential.
He's selling all of them. I was supposed to have the lease mare until October. But he wants them all gone and to get out of town. I think he's being horribly selfish about Horse #1. I feel he should give her back to his mom (i know he wont) She bred her, raised her, trained her and this is how he repays her...?
I've talked about buying Horse # 3 for a few months. He said he wanted $3000 for her. I said I couldnt do that. She has minimal training. I said $2000 would be better. He said ok. I said id talk with my parents and get back to him with a final answer.
He wants me to take all 3. I laughed and said no way. I can't have that many horses. He trusts me, and wants them to go to a good home but I can't afford it. I definitely don't want the stallion. But I almost feel obligated to take Horse # 1. I know he's making a mistake in selling her. I know hell regret it, so if I bought her, hed know she's safe and treated good. But...shes 16, she can't run forever. And I like her alot, but I don't love, love her. You know?
Id love to take the 2 mares, but I have Chillys baby due in March, and I just can't do it.
I know im being selfish because the 4 year old has this awesome pedigree and is young and has great potential. I feel obligated to take the 16 year old. I don't want her to end up in the wrong hands. I feel like I owe this kids mother that. She doesnt deserve to go through this.
I am very saddened by this news and am in shock. He is doing this to hurt his mom, to get back at her. I know he's screwing up, I know hell regret it. I told him he needs to keep Horse # 1, he says he's heartbroken but he can't. He has to leave.
I don't know what I expect any of you to say...i just felt like ranting I suppose.
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