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post #1 of 10 Old 09-20-2012, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy help..

This is not meant to sound bad at all...but anyways....okay, so i have a 23 year old POA gelding, i was looking to lease him out but someone asked if they could buy him for their 9 year old daughter...I dont know if I should or not...I dont want to regret anything but I did also find a horse I was interested in. What do you think I should do...sell my old man and buy the younger horse I found or keep my older boy???
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-20-2012, 10:08 PM
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What is your hesitancy on the idea of selling - are you concerned about the home he would go to, not ready to permanently let him go or.......? Is the perspective buyer someone who might be interested in a short lease as a "trial" for you to assess their fitness as a match, them to assess the horse and child as a match and you to assess your readiness to part from your horse? Have you outgrown your horse? What has prompted you to want to lease/consider selling him?
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post #3 of 10 Old 09-20-2012, 10:09 PM
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Is the family who offered a good family? Are you willing to part with your horse? Why not full-lease him to them, under a long-term agreement? Write up a contract like that, so that they can't technically sell him. But that may leave you needing to pay vet bills, you'd have to iron out those details with the family.

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-21-2012, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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What is your hesitancy on the idea of selling - are you concerned about the home he would go to, not ready to permanently let him go or.......? Is the perspective buyer someone who might be interested in a short lease as a "trial" for you to assess their fitness as a match, them to assess the horse and child as a match and you to assess your readiness to part from your horse? Have you outgrown your horse? What has prompted you to want to lease/consider selling him?
The family is a good family, he would be going to a 9 year old. My hesitancy is that im not positive yet if i wanna let him go...but I have a feeling it might be better for him...he is a bit slow for what I like in a horse and he can bring joy to another family with a little girl who has something wrong with her neck (Not to bad) Ill get on later and explain!!

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-21-2012, 12:43 PM
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I think you know already what you really want.. It is hard to let go of a sweet animal but If he truely will be a better fit for the girl i would let them try him and see how that goes
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-21-2012, 12:48 PM
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As Tank said, I would consider a full-lease. Make sure everything is written down and signed so they cannot sell him legally, ect.

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-21-2012, 01:12 PM
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I would consider a lease first
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-21-2012, 02:16 PM
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There is nothing wrong with selling an old horse to someone who will love and care (and ride). If horse likes it's job (and most do), riding will make him going longer.

As already suggested consider 2-3 months of full lease (so you can check on how they ride, how they care for him, if he's a good fit for the little girl, etc.). If it'll work out then you can just sell him and visit him from time to time.

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post #9 of 10 Old 09-21-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! You helped alot!! I think I will, kitten_val i really like what you said "There is nothing wrong with selling an old horse to someone who will love and care (and ride). If horse likes it's job (and most do), riding will make him going longer. " I dont know why but that made me feel alot better. Thanks guys!! c:

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post #10 of 10 Old 09-21-2012, 11:28 PM
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I don't think I can offer any better advice then what's already been said. I just wanted to say that letting a horse go no matter what the age can be a tough decision. I think you'll do what you feel is best. I think that sell him to a family that will love and care for him sounds wonderful for him. I think that most 9 year old girls would love a pony to death. I think it wonderful if you have found a good home for him. That way you wont be as worried about him. I still worry about a horse I sold a few years ago. Good Luck!
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