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        06-06-2010, 05:23 PM
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    So I have a yearling filly named Patches that I purchased in early April. She's been doing well good for me but I think I might have had a change of heart. Its summer and all of my horsey-friends are out riding and hitting the trails when all I can do is walk Patches and desnsitize her and stuff like that. And by the time I can ride her, I'll be going away to college and even though I want to get on an equestrian team, she's not going to be ready for that. Enter Lakota, a 5 y-o tri-colored Paint. He's traffic safe and broke. His owner is selling him because she has no idea what she's doing with him and he's a big horse and he's used to letting his size push people around. She's kind of mean to him...the mean where she punishes him 30 minutes after he did something and its the punishment that makes people cringe. I took Lakota out today(he's at my trainers barn)and at first he tried to push himself around but when I made him mind, he's a good boy. I took him on the trails with my trainer and then he went into the indoor and rode around a bit. When he thinks he's done he tries to swing his head around and stop moving, but I just made him do what I wanted him to do and it worked out for us. I know I would have a lot of work with both horses but I just want your opinions. The bad thing is, I can't afford to keep both of the horses. I would either have to sell Patches back to her previous owner or watch Lakota go home with not knowing whats going to happen to him. Thanks! Here's a picture of Lakota.
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        06-06-2010, 07:05 PM
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    Yearling
    I don't really know what to say (you do in your heart, I bet, though) but I LOVE that funny little facial marking!
         
        06-06-2010, 07:23 PM
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    Green Broke
    You will most likely be able to figure this one out with a few things to think about.

    1) Which horse makes you happiest right now? I know that answering that question might make you feel guilty, but don't, because that does have to be part of your equation. Your life is probably going to be getting faster paced the more you go through high school and you will definitely need occasional breaks...ones that make you feel refreshed and happy so that when you return to the "real world" you can get right to it.

    2) When you go away to college, which one will require more of your time and energy making a hectic schedule even more hectic?

    3) Which horse can best handle perhaps a week or so without getting out/ridden or ridden by somebody else because you have finals, term papers, etc etc. and trust me, college term papers and tests are much more time consuming than what you do in high school.

    4) When you have a bad day which one will be more apt to be relaxing to you? This is a little different than question 1 as I mean long term happy.

    5) Which horse will have you where you want to be, when you want to be there...or the closest anyway?

    I can't think of any more questions, but maybe this will get you thinking of some of the things that will help you with your decision.

    And please keep us updated :) BTW, that is one AMAZING looking horse!!
         
        06-06-2010, 07:24 PM
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    Showing
    Go with Lakota...at least I would. I've always wanted to train a horse from scratch, but all the horses I have I wouldn't trade for the world, let alone a horse I won't be able to ride for a few years, and of unknown potential. Especially if you're interested in joining a team in college, you want a stable horse.
         
        06-06-2010, 07:41 PM
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    Lakota. I know it's hard but if you are young you need to learn on something that already knows. You'll have plenty of time to break fillies when you graduate. And you only get to be on an Equestrian team for a few high school years.
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        06-06-2010, 09:20 PM
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    Lakota. I know it's hard but if you are young you need to learn on something that already knows. You'll have plenty of time to break fillies when you graduate. And you only get to be on an Equestrian team for a few high school years.
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    Actually, I was talkin bout the Equestrian teams in college. We don't have any equestrian team in my high school.
         
        06-06-2010, 09:35 PM
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    Trained
    Ah. Well, still, Lakota. Compete when you're young an then start training foals later.
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        06-06-2010, 09:48 PM
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    Showing
    I think if I had to make the choice, I would also choose Lakota. I would take a horse that I could ride now over one that I can ride in 2 years any day. Get the horse that you can actually do something with now and you will have time, space, and money later if you want to raise a foal. I am kinda going through that same thing now. I just got my first baby about a year ago when we took in his mom when she was preggo. Now, I have done all his training, he is very respectful and if he were 3, I would be riding him. However, he isn't 3, he's 11 months so as soon as he is gelded, he will be turned out to pasture for the next 2 years to grow up. I want him to be 3 now cause I am so anxious to start him under saddle. If I didn't have other horses to ride, I would absolutely go nuts. I would have to do what was needed to get back astride a horse (even one that needed some work).
         
        06-06-2010, 09:56 PM
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    I think Im going to buy Lakota. I feel bad about selling Patches cause I really like her, but I need to ride a horse. I mean, I can ride horses for my trainer but the horses in for training are there for like a month or so and then they go home. I really want to be able to ride a horse of my own with my friends. The bad thing is, Lakota leaves on Saturday. I can ride him Tuesday, Wedensday, and Thursday but on Thursday sfternoon, I'm leaving to go camping with my cousins so I don't have much time to spend with him.
         
        06-06-2010, 10:27 PM
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    Green Broke
    I agree, if you're looking for a good riding horse to have fun with, I think you'd be happier with Lakota. Don't feel bad about selling a horse that doesn't suit your needs, esp if she's going back to a good home.
         

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