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post #1 of 21 Old 06-06-2008, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 21 Old 06-06-2008, 10:10 PM
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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!

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post #3 of 21 Old 06-06-2008, 10:12 PM
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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.

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post #4 of 21 Old 06-06-2008, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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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*....


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post #5 of 21 Old 06-06-2008, 10:23 PM
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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. ...

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post #6 of 21 Old 06-06-2008, 11:18 PM
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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....

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #7 of 21 Old 06-06-2008, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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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


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post #8 of 21 Old 06-06-2008, 11:48 PM
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Go get that 4yo TB that you want and dressage the hell outta it!

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post #9 of 21 Old 06-07-2008, 09:54 AM
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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.
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post #10 of 21 Old 06-07-2008, 11:42 AM
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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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