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        06-06-2008, 11:07 PM
      #1
    Showing
    Got an offer on Maia

    So a customer and I got to talking about Maia today ( work in a tack shop part time ) and he really liked the sounds of her. He asked me if I would ever consider selling her and I replied "maybe, I am more a tall Warmblood/Thoroughbred type person, but I don't know, she's such a sweetheart..." and, long story short, he wants her. Thing is, he is talking prices 4-5 times what I paid for her.... I have NO idea what to do!! He seemed nice, and has been working with horses since he was young. Of course I wouldn't just trust that, I would have to know a ton more about him... I just can't get over it!
         
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        06-06-2008, 11:10 PM
      #2
    Started
    Ahhhhhhhh!

    Haha. I would say NOOO!! Maia seems like such an amazing horse. You guys seem to have such a great bond, how could you give that up?? Sorry ... it is your decision after all ... But in my opinion, don't sell her. She has so much potential!
         
        06-06-2008, 11:12 PM
      #3
    Showing
    It is your decision...I mean you really have to think about it.
    I agree- you two have a nice bond. She's soo good, & you definitely are doing a good job with her.
         
        06-06-2008, 11:20 PM
      #4
    Showing
    Pros of selling her:
    - more money to spend on a leaner, more athletic horse
    - taller horse maybe?
    - more sporty horse... haha
    - She has fairly choppy gaits
    - She doesn't have the gaits to make a good dressage horse, might make a nice all-around horse, but won't be anything spectacular

    Cons of selling her:
    - I would never know her true potential
    - She is a very nice horse, great personality, good conformation
    - She's made so much progress in the few months I've had her, who knows where she could go?
    - She's gorgeous
    - She has a very soft mouth
    - She's easy to work with 90% of the time


    ...*sigh*....
         
        06-06-2008, 11:23 PM
      #5
    Started
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt

    Cons of selling her:
    - I would never know her true potential
    - She is a very nice horse, great personality, good conformation
    - She's made so much progress in the few months I've had her, who knows where she could go?
    - She's gorgeous
    - She has a very soft mouth
    - She's easy to work with 90% of the time


    ...*sigh*....
    Go cons go! Haha. ...
         
        06-07-2008, 12:18 AM
      #6
    Trained
    JDI.... YOU have incredible potential...look how far YOU have gotten maia...... She didn't do that all by herself!

    I think that you should seriously concider this.....only because I think YOU have the potential to do something more.....

    You have solid advice time after time..You can make more of a horse than a lot of us here... I think you deserve the opportunity that selling may bring you....
         
        06-07-2008, 12:29 AM
      #7
    Showing
    Your words were very very touching, Dumas' Grrrl, I just about teared up! Thank you so much.
    The only reason I'd consider the sale is that I could get a younger, more athletic prospect. Maia is coming 9 this summer, and as much as I've done with her, she doesn't have nearly the amount of training I would want on a 9 year old.
    *sigh*... again haha
         
        06-07-2008, 12:48 AM
      #8
    Trained
    Go get that 4yo TB that you want and dressage the hell outta it!
         
        06-07-2008, 10:54 AM
      #9
    Weanling
    If she has choppy gaits and not what it takes to make a nice dressage horse why a price 4 times more than what you paid? Sounds fishy to me.
         
        06-07-2008, 12:42 PM
      #10
    Started
    Wow...that would be a really hard decision. I think its going to come down to your personal feelings; from a purely practical standpoint, I think its a great opportunity!
         

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