DRAMA with selling my horse - Page 3

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

DRAMA with selling my horse

This is a discussion on DRAMA with selling my horse within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

Like Tree12Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-25-2012, 10:57 AM
I would agree in leaving that alone. Don't give them the satisfaction of getting under your skin. But, are you sure you want to sell? I think this could be a horse you can really learn from given some time and patience. We all need to be challenged in order to grow and learn.
themacpack likes this.
Sponsored Links
    10-25-2012, 11:05 AM
Originally Posted by themacpack    
I will say, since you are wanting to sell her - I would be working even harder towards correcting some of the worst of her habits that you were posting about recently. Every issue you can eliminate will make her that much more sellable and help increase your footing in asking a reasonable price for her. I know that sometimes selling a problem horse seems like a great way not to have to deal with the problems, but I'd rather put the time and effort in for as long as I have the horse to help make the horse that much more marketable.
I'm definitely working with her. She doesn't have any problems under saddle or on the ground with a halter on. It's just she has some problems in the herd. It isn't so much HER that is the problem, it's the fact that she changed MY horses (although, I'm sure I hold some of that responsibility also)

As for an update on that post, I tied my grey horse up daily since Friday for 30 minute increments. On the first day she was tied 30 minutes and yesterday we worked up to 3 hours. Every time I tied her, I moved her farther away from her friend.

Then, I asked my dad to come over and move some dirt righ in front of our barn/field area. Every day when I would ride out my grey horse if she turned around I let her go back but worked her but in that deep sand. Turns, loping, sliding stops, yielding, trotting for 10 minutes... Then turned her away again. She didn't want to go back so much after that. Yesterday we completed the exact same ride that she threw me on again without a hitch!

I'm not sure if horses have different learning styles...but if they do, I have hers figured out. She just needs to be worked hard whenever she does somethin wrong and she will never do it again.

My horses got out once an ate a lot of feed and I walked them on the back of the quad for about 5 hours after that... The next time they got out, three of the five horses were about a mile away and I found my grey horse pacing in front of the open gate!! She knew the "consequences" to getting out. It was the funniest thing!
Posted via Mobile Device
    10-25-2012, 11:34 AM
Originally Posted by wetrain17    
I would agree in leaving that alone. Don't give them the satisfaction of getting under your skin. But, are you sure you want to sell? I think this could be a horse you can really learn from given some time and patience. We all need to be challenged in order to grow and learn.
I'm not super sure... I have a few reasons though..

1. She is small. She is a good size for tiny little me, but not my boyfriend. I'm afraid she won't be able to carry him for long distances.

2. She is an awesome horse for a kid. I like my horses with a little fire and "go" and she has...none. She doesn't spook at anything, she does everything you ask, she goes where you point her..slowly. For me, that makes for a boring ride. I like to challenge my horses and I like them to challenge me.

3. She won't let me horses come up to me! That has gotten a little better though.

I'm honestly just feeling out the market and if I have her for another year, that is perfectly fine:)
Posted via Mobile Device

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stud Horse Drama Painted Horse Breeding 34 01-12-2012 10:36 PM
Can a horse be a drama queen and fake a colic? kathryne12 Horse Health 108 11-19-2011 12:47 PM
Horse Sitting Drama? JumperStride Horse Boarding 30 08-20-2010 12:19 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0