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        07-26-2009, 03:52 PM
    Going to try to get him back.

    So, its been a year since I had to give up Samson and I can't stop thinking about him. Its driving me nuts wondering whats happening with him. I first purchased Samson when Dixie Stampede closed down. I had cared for him for a year previous and tried to purchase him multiple times but they were asking too much. When Dixie closed no one wanted him and they didn't know what to do with him. I had to borrow money from my dad just to pay his purchase price. Anyway, I just started a new job was only getting 7-10 hours a week. About 7-8 months later his board payments were getting closer and closer and I was running the risk of not being able to pay for it at all.
    I had tried for 3 months to sell him but, because I stated all of his issues, no one wanted him. I gave him to a lady a work who I thought would give him a permanent home. Unfortunately after 3 months she traded him like a baseball card for a QH she'd been eyeing. It made me SO furious!
    He's now a carriage horse for some company in town. I had contacted the lady once about coming out and seeing him and saying hi, but she said no, I could see him when he was doing rides. She never told me when or where though. That makes me VERY uncomfortable.
    Well, since then I've started riding lessons, started training horses and have actually found a lady that would let me board for FREE! I would have to supply all of his feed and such but you can't beat free board!
    I'm trying to save up to $6k. $2k would be my maximum asking price for him which is ridiculous but..well you know how it is! That gives me 4k to support him and still afford to pay for my college classes.
    I have 2k saved up so far so it will be a few months but I'm really excited. I'm going to try to find the new owners information so I can keep tabs on him.
    I don't really need a horse right now due to college and such but I just can't stop worrying about him. One of those - you don't think anyone can take care of him as good as you can - type of things?

    ANYWAY! I found a disposable camera and has it developed and it had pics of him on it!

    Here was my Sammy.

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        07-26-2009, 04:27 PM
    I didn't know you sold this guy, he is just such a looker. I really hope that you are able to get him back...I would try and see if you can find him right now just to see how he is doing.
        07-26-2009, 06:16 PM
    He's beautiful. I REALLY hope you get him back. Good luck!
        07-26-2009, 11:17 PM
    I'm going to try to figure out what carriage company he's currently with so that I can keep tabs on him. I check just about every horse sale website I can find for haflingers to make sure he's not up.

    The plus side to all of this is that, the lady I gave him to broke him to ride and has taken him on trails. Since he's been with the carriage company he's now road safe and probably got over most of his manner issues and spooks.
    They've saved me a lot of training so I think its a blessing in disguise...IF they are willing to sell him.
    I know the last I heard they were having difficulty finding him a team mate since they have belgians and he's so much shorter. With the money I can offer, they could go and purchase a new belgian so...I'll keep my fingers crossed. Going to start making arrangements as well for boarding and such.

    I really have my heart set on getting him back!
        07-26-2009, 11:57 PM
    Is there anyway you can buy him back now? I would hate to see something happen to him while you are waiting to save up the money.
        07-27-2009, 08:53 AM
    Not really. I wouldn't be able to afford his purchase price and still have enough to feel secure in supporting him. I'm terrified of getting back into the position I was in, where I was living paycheck to paycheck. I'm also paying for college out of pocket so the extra saved money will be needed for my next set of classes too.

    I'll find out where he is and try to keep tabs on him that way. I may ask her how happy she is with how Sam has turned out to get a feel for whether she's intending on selling him or not.
        07-27-2009, 09:05 AM
    Maybe mention to her that if she ever decides to sell that you will be willing to buy him back. I hope everything works out for you, I would never want to be in your situation.
        07-27-2009, 09:04 PM
    Maybe I'll do that then. I figured when I had the cash I would ask to purchase him and if she refused, just try again every 3 months.
    I miss him so much. My plans rarely seem to work out but I'm really going to try for this one!

    I'll keep you updated but it will be a few months until I have anything substantial to say.

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