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post #11 of 28 Old 08-22-2008, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Dumas and Farmpony.
Her going to a loving home is my #1 priority. And these people sound like they'd give her a permanent home, I hope.
I think with the market being as it is, the offer isn't bad - the people could go out and get a dead broke 15 year old for that money, so I guess I should be happy.
I think I am going to let her go... this offer is good as long as she passes a vet check and gets the friend's approval.
*sigh* this isn't easy... I can almost FEEL ulcers forming.


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post #12 of 28 Old 08-22-2008, 06:05 PM
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Thank you Dumas and Farmpony.
Her going to a loving home is my #1 priority. And these people sound like they'd give her a permanent home, I hope.
I think with the market being as it is, the offer isn't bad - the people could go out and get a dead broke 15 year old for that money, so I guess I should be happy.
I think I am going to let her go... this offer is good as long as she passes a vet check and gets the friend's approval.
*sigh* this isn't easy... I can almost FEEL ulcers forming.
Sorry if I was coming on hard earlier. I wasn't meaning to. This must be really tough. Only you in your heart know what you should do.

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post #13 of 28 Old 08-22-2008, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry if I was coming on hard earlier. I wasn't meaning to. This must be really tough. Only you in your heart know what you should do.

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No no not at all, Jubilee - your advice and responses are greatly appreciated, I'm sorry I didn't thank you before! Haha!
I'm just SO worried about this.... worried I'm making the wrong decision.. you know..


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post #14 of 28 Old 08-22-2008, 06:19 PM
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Sorry if I was coming on hard earlier. I wasn't meaning to. This must be really tough. Only you in your heart know what you should do.

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No no not at all, Jubilee - your advice and responses are greatly appreciated, I'm sorry I didn't thank you before! Haha!
I'm just SO worried about this.... worried I'm making the wrong decision.. you know..
Ok, hehe.
I think you need to breathe first. Take a big deep breath and relax. You don't need to sell her overnight. I don't think you will make the wrong decision. You love Maia and will do the best that you can for her. If everything feels right deep down about this, then it probably is. Go with your instinct. Good luck!
Give Maia a hug for me.
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Well she doesn't have to be. But I would look for someone who would do more with her then trail riding.
I don't know.. she seemed to like the people.. she walked calmly, head down, soft eye.
Does she act differently with you?
I don't know...maybe she would be happy with these people. I'm just surprised at trail riding.
I'm surprised too, for $5000, you'd think they'd go get a couple dead broke horses.
Anyways, that's besides the point - she's an amazing horse and well worth the money...
She does act differently with me, a little anyways.. you can tell her heart isn't in the exercises I was asking of her.


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I would say if you are happy with it take it.
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i would say if you are happy with it take it.
Haha, that's the thing, I'm not sure!


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post #18 of 28 Old 08-22-2008, 09:19 PM
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I think if you are sure it will be a great home for her, you should let her go.
I had a hard time, emotionally, selling my horse (First horse, had him for 5 years). If I were you and you are certain that the people interested match her skill-wise and will give her a loving home I think that's worth more than the $1500 you are left without.
Just my 2 cents.
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post #19 of 28 Old 08-22-2008, 09:51 PM
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All I can say is good luck! This must be hard on you!! Putting all that work in her and all... Anyway I know you will make the right choice. And you have all of us here for support too! I would hate to see a horse with amazing potential to not live up to it. But if you think this is what she wants then you are probably right. Some horses just enjoy the easy life. Good luck and let us know what you decide!

By the way she is a beautiful mare!!

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post #20 of 28 Old 08-22-2008, 10:03 PM
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Allie I know if Maia had it in her to be a performer...The two of you would be performing....

If you are happy with the $3500 and the people that offered...I'd say go for it. I saw that you were asking $5000 for her and I would say that would be top dollar. Taking less and knowing that Maia is going to be a happy hacker at a loving home is worth how much???

I know none of this is easy for you...LOL...I can almost hear the knots in your stomach from clear over here!!!

Do what your heart is telling you. (((hugs)))
I agree with Dumas. Ya know, Willy was a cow horse, a hunting/pack horse, a dressage horse, and a rodeo thing horse :) I bought him for 3500 and we trail ride, camp, do some arena work to build muscle... I have to say, he loooooves his relaxed lifestyle. He knows a ton, and I don't think I'm hindering him at all with our life together
If these folks seem golden, and Maia is comfy around them...give it a shot. Check up on her if you can. Go with your gut.

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