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post #1 of 10 Old 04-02-2010, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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-headdesk- (rant)

So I have seemed to have found myself in a rather sticky situation and I am totally facepalming and headdesking right now.

In October I rescued a mare from starvation and a rather iffy living situation. I was looking for a horse to replace my TB that just wasn't going to work out for me. I heard about her through the grapevine and went to go check her out. Now I knew that she wasn't really my kind of horse when I went to see her but I didn't want to leave her there, so I bought her pretty cheap.

After a month of getting her back into shape and getting weight on her I was still not really smitten with her and still maintained that I was glad that I could get her out of the bad barn but I didn't think that I really wanted to keep her.

All this time a friend and current owner of the barn that I was keeping her at really liked her and I also felt very pressured by her to somehow make Malibu work out and to keep her.

Well at the end of December my parents told me that they were no longer going to support my horse habit so I wasn't going to be able to keep Malibu regardless. I managed to lease her out to what I thought was going to be a really good home.

Turns out that she is being returned to me and I have 30 days to find her a new home as I don't have any place to keep her any more. AAHH!

Now in the meantime this friend and I have had a bit of a falling out (read as MAJOR drama). However, hoping that I may be able to patch up the relationship some I offered Malibu to her.

She said she would take her. I told her that she has had further training on her and that I was going down tuesday to see what that training is, and that her price would reflect that. She emails me back saying that she doesn't care and that going down to check her out won't be necessary, and wants to know how soon she can pick her up. Excuse me? Still my horse last time I checked.

Oh, and she wants me to make her some kind of deal. I was going to tell her I would take half of what I was going to advertise Malibu to the public as, but now I am not so sure if I want to.

Bah! Never do business with friends, it never seems to turn out well!

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-02-2010, 07:53 PM
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It is very hard to do any kind of business with friends. Too much time with anyone seems to bring out the worst in everyone. =[

I'm sorry you've got yourself stuck in a rut, but at least you know you did good for the mare and that the friend/exfriend will treat her well, yes? =]

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post #3 of 10 Old 04-03-2010, 07:48 AM
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Lets hear the rest of the tale. We know there is more to it. Remember everything can be found out.
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-03-2010, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, she takes very good care of her horses. I was just turned off by the way she just wanted to go pick her up right away and wanted me to make her a deal on the price.

tazz - yep, of course there is. I would love to hear the other side, however I have only been able to glean pieces from what I have heard through the grape vine.

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post #5 of 10 Old 04-03-2010, 10:43 AM
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Quote: Malibu is being returned to me. Leasor said that she was getting too frisky for her daughter to handle. Would you be interested in her? Or I know that Sarah has been kind of looking, not sure if she would do any better with Malibu than with Scarlette though.

Yes, I would be interested in her....


QuoteOkay, I am going to go check her out on tuesday. Supposedly the trainer there has been working on getting more of a finish on her, so I am curious to see what they accomplished if anything.

That doesn't matter to me...she is still the same horse with the same sweet personality. How long are they planning on keeping her or do they want you to move her asap?
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-03-2010, 10:45 AM
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Quote: They said they could keep her until May 1st, however I am sure they would not object to moving her before then since she is of no use to them. I was going to mention Major to her, would you lease him out to them?

Let me know what kind of a deal you will give me and I can pick her up.

Sorry, Major is not available at this time.
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-03-2010, 01:20 PM
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I don't really get what the problem is. You are lucky that your friend likes her and wants her, especially considering you only have a month to find her a new home. It sounds like to me that your friend just really likes her and is excited about getting her, so she wants to get her ASAP. I'd be the same way if I were getting a new horse.
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-03-2010, 06:41 PM
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I'm confused here. Who are the new members, Tazz and Misty2, who seem to have joined just to post on this thread?

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


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post #9 of 10 Old 07-11-2010, 09:28 PM
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I am the new member that now has Malibu (now called Jasmine) in her pasture. She has gained all her weight back and is happily being used for trail riding.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-11-2010, 09:41 PM
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ohhhhhh okay, WELL, are you (misty2) and QHdragon still friends??? i hope so, theres rarely a good reason to lose a friend :/

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