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post #231 of 238 Old 05-20-2012, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Well. I cried. In fact, I felt like a little girl and made her new owner cry too.
She loaded up no issues, walked straight on, I tied her up, said good bye and she looked back as they drove off.

She's settled in already. She stressed out a bit on the journey up there (about 1h30) but settled after a run in the school and food in her box.

It all happened really quickly, if I'm honest. Two weeks ago I had my final appointments, and I said if these didn't work, I'd take her off for a month, ride her more thoroughly and go to a comp or two and relist her.

Then she got a fever, and I had to cancel the appointments for a week, and they came last Sunday. Small, 16yo girl who has had so many problem horses. Fell in love with her and got her moving amazingly.

She then said she wanted her parents to see her, and they came Thursday as it was a bank holiday.

They tried to be really cheeky with the price, but we stood firm. It helped I had a previous vet check where she was sold for 6k, so they knew they were getting a fairly good horse for less money.

Then they booked the vet check for Friday evening.. 11pm the vet finally turned up (que my grumpy dad not getting any beer haha) and finished at midnight. They decided to use the same vet I had, as she is the best in the area, and I only used her for Duffy's vet check and antibiotics in december with the unknown abcess.

And she passed, very well.

So they phoned Saturday and said they'd pick her up at 1.30pm. I got down, gave her my last brush down so she'd look smart when she turned up... and then they signed the paperwork, gave the money, big hugs... and they'd bought my dad a crate of beer for all the troubles he'd been through the night before staying up so late... and she left :(

Sad, but the right thing to do. She is going to be well loved by Jenni, and she wants me to go visit in a couple of months too.

So for now, I have my dad's mare, and two others to help with so I am not completely horseless, and will begin looking in August time...
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post #232 of 238 Old 05-20-2012, 08:14 AM
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Big hugs <3 You found her a fabulous home, well done!!!

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post #233 of 238 Old 05-20-2012, 08:33 AM
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Good luck! Duffy found a great new home! What does Jenni plan on doing with her?

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post #234 of 238 Old 05-20-2012, 08:44 AM
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That's awesome that you found her a great home! Hugs to you to go through all you did, and to give up your beloved mare. That's great that she wants you to see Duffy in the future. I'm glad it worked out so well for you!
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post #235 of 238 Old 05-20-2012, 09:49 AM
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Duffy got a great home! I am happy and sad, as I am sure you are..
I cannot wait to see the new horse!!

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post #236 of 238 Old 05-20-2012, 09:55 AM
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Anyone who brings dad beer because he missed out has to be good people

Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing, but sounds like she is going to a good place. Good luck in finding your perfect partner.
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post #237 of 238 Old 05-20-2012, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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She's gone to a wonderful place.. I had to email Jenni and apologise for my minor break down and making her cry and made her understand that if I wasn't happy with the partnership, I would never had sold her to Jenni in the first place.

She's looking for an allrounder sort, so she's more than happy with her.

I will naturally update you all as we go on ;)
One thing in the contract did strike me as weird, and it was downloaded and paid for from the FN... is something within 6 weeks and the horse can come back.. need to clarify THAT with my trainer first. I don't think she will, but I'd rather be safe than sorry before I go and look at new ones!

Not only that, the prices out here have rocketed, so will be testing a few next month maybe, but not got my hopes up too much yet ;)
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post #238 of 238 Old 05-20-2012, 11:48 AM
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It's bittersweet to sell a horse that you care about, but isn't the best partner at the moment. You did take a lot of time to find her a good home & the right person to work w/her. Glad you can still see her in the future. Now to find the horse of your dreams-good luck in your search-hope it's a quick one!
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