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    05-14-2012, 07:52 PM
Having to make a hard decision... May be selling my boy

I found out the other night, I honestly don't have anything I can do with my colt until November. So I'm pretty much having to sell him, and it mashes me very sad. I won't have anywhere to keep him until November when I can afford board.

What I'm going to do is take the money I get from him and put it back to get another horse once I can afford board. I'm going to miss him because I know he's going to make a great horse. But he really isn't what I need anyway. As much as I'd love to have him as a trail horse, that's 2 years from now. I just can't wait that long really.

Anyway, what should I be thinking about between now and when I buy another horse? I wanna do it right this time and really get a horse that really clicks with me.
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    05-15-2012, 01:49 AM
Is it possile to lease him to somone until then and they keep him at their barn/ I'm not sure how that would work but it's an idea. I really hope you don't have to sell your horse!
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    05-15-2012, 10:57 AM
I don't see why anyone would lease him because he's only a year, there's nothing anyone could do with him.
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    05-15-2012, 11:33 AM
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PLEASE try to lease him. Well trained horses available to ride during the peak of the season are hard to come by, judging by all of the "I got hurt _______" posts from newbies we keep getting.
When "Corporal" was 5yo, I had a money problem. He was the LEAST trained of my string and I gave him to a student who had just won a 3yo Arabian in a local contest, but her gelding wasn't broken yet. ONE YEAR LATER, I get a call from an interested buyer, who said the "Laura" told them to call ME about buying him. I called her, surprised, and she said that 2 horses were too expensive, and "did I want him back?"
Stranger things have happened.
    05-16-2012, 12:35 PM
He isn't broke at all though? He's only a year old. Basically someone would be paying to look at a pretty horse
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    05-16-2012, 12:47 PM
All I can say is good luck with your horse
    05-16-2012, 01:13 PM
Thank you, I MAY have a place to keep him. But it would be a HUGE inconvenience to everyone. I don't know what to do!
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    05-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Originally Posted by LovesMyDunnBoy    
I found out the other night, I honestly don't have anything I can do with my colt until November.
I don't understand this, what has changed? You must of known when you bought him that for a few years they just stand around looking pretty for most of the time?

If you want a trail horse NOW, well that's what you should have, so it makes sense to sell him and put the money towards what you really want.

I have spent all of this year soul searching and selling, my problem was to many horses, for all of the wrong reasons, so I have sold the ones that I wasn't using properly, and bought what I hope I need, and want......it hurts but all I can say is next time be very honest with yourself and buy what you really want.
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    05-16-2012, 04:54 PM
What I meant by "I don't gave anything to do with him" is we are moving from my current house with 7 acres to an appartment. I was going to keep him at a friends, but that can't happen now. And I can't get a job and pay board until I get my lisence in November.
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