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post #2601 of 3149 Old 12-19-2012, 10:59 PM
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Agreed evilhorse! Haha. As long as he's getting enough exercise, he's not being neglected. If he's just sitting in a stall and never getting turned out, that's a different story. If she just wants to brush her pony, let her. :) I understand your frustration, but... He's not yours. and relationships with family are more important.
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post #2602 of 3149 Old 12-19-2012, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Tessa7707 View Post
Agreed evilhorse! Haha. As long as he's getting enough exercise, he's not being neglected. If he's just sitting in a stall and never getting turned out, that's a different story. If she just wants to brush her pony, let her. :) I understand your frustration, but... He's not yours. and relationships with family are more important.
You're right, he is fat though but not to bad. Im going to have a talk with my mom about her paying some type of board.
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post #2603 of 3149 Old 12-19-2012, 11:15 PM
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You do make a good point on his sellability (did I just make a word up?) as far as not being ridden. It will be hard to find him a home if you ever need to with the whole bucking business.
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post #2604 of 3149 Old 12-19-2012, 11:42 PM
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If your mum paid for him then in my book she owns him I'd go to her and put the case forward rationally. I'm pretty sure a confident and assertive rider will have him going well in no time. Although the horse market is very different over here I had no trouble getting interest in Brock who has a far more deepseated bucking problem (fear response - I fixed the stubborn nappy bucking in no time but he still bucks like crazy when he gets a fright, which thankfully is rare as he's not afraid of much). Just have to flag as being for a confident experienced rider and note that he has bucked in the past.

Neglecting his training is an issue, but not riding him isn't. Your sister is probably feeling conflicted because she has too much horse and feels guilty for not riding him and a "failure" for not being able to handle him but at the same time is too scared to ride him. And sibling interference always gets the hackles up
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post #2605 of 3149 Old 12-20-2012, 12:19 AM
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Yeh and I would have no problem riding him (he has huge holes in his training) but I dont want to put a ton of time in to him that will just be wasted.

He does it just to get his rider off. I've gotten on him in the round pen a few times and rode with just a rope halter to make sure it wasn't a bit or saddle thing. He tried it once we got in a trot but once he figured I wasn't coming off he stopped. The last time I rode him was about two years ago. We rode together last year on a trail and he bucked her off then ran to the field to eat grass.
I think she is a good rider but has given up on him and riding. She really isnt in to it that much any more.

Oh well Ill talk to my mom about it see what she thinks.

In the market right now he would be free to a good home just so he wouldnt end up in a meat truck. The horse market for a buyer is great here you can find a dead broke horse for under 3000. I hope we would never have to sell him but you never know and I want the best for his future.

On another note who all has holiday parties
I was invited to three new year parties :/ I dont think I can visit all three in one night.
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post #2606 of 3149 Old 12-20-2012, 12:34 AM
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I actually don't have any holiday parties this year. Going down to southern CA for Christmas with the inlaws. Bleh on both So. Cal and inlaws. haha.
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post #2607 of 3149 Old 12-20-2012, 02:06 AM
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Yikes for all of you Wisconsin folk and the massive amounts of snow! That should make driving fun. We don't get a ton of snow here in Alberta, at least in comparison with other parts of the country. It just gets so dang cold here! The long-term weather forecast is showing -31 C for Christmas Day! I think I will be making a warm bran mash as a Christmas Present for my mare and my sister's mare.

Chubby Pony, I can kind of see where both you and your sister are coming from. My sister and I each have a horse out at my parents' farm, which is about an hour from where we live. Neither one of us really has the time to go out and ride all that much and with my student's budget and my sister with two growing boys enrolled in all kinds of sports, neither one of us can afford to contribute much to their care.

I've actually talked it over with my mom and she has said she really enjoys having them around and doesn't mind footing the bill for them even though she doesn't ride. She has actually told me that many people have pets and her two pets just happen to be 1000+ lbs. They are in good condition, receive their regular worming, shots, farrier, etc. and my dad always makes sure my sister's 28 year old mare gets special feed to supplement in her diet. To be honest, as empty nesters, I think they still like to have that little reminder of us kids around!

I definitely agree that you should talk it over with your mom and see what her take is on it, but be mindful to tread lightly. If your sister thinks that you are trying to influence your mom to stop paying board (not saying that is what you're doing, but it may be interpreted that way), you could start an all-out world war III in your family, which is never fun. If your mom's happy paying, then I think it is best to let sleeping dogs lie. However, I think if you are contributing something, it is not unfair to ask your sister to put in her fair share of the work or money. Best of luck with that. Family matters can be difficult.

Tessa, I'm a little jealous that you will be in CA. I've been a few times, to both northern and southern Cali and absolutely love it there! I thought Canadians were friendly until I went down there! Although, being with the inlaws may be less fun.
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post #2608 of 3149 Old 12-20-2012, 09:56 AM
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WOW, getting to work was a nightmare and it's only going to get worse! Battoned down the hatches for the horses last night. Lots of bedding, extra water and stall toys for the babies. They came in this morning and will probably be in the next two days. 40-50 MPH winds and expected to snow till Friday afternoon.

I get stuck with my lovely office view and HF luckily till 5 o' clock. I'm in customer service and our guests are in Florida and Cali so no snow there!
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post #2609 of 3149 Old 12-20-2012, 09:59 AM
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Where's my snow?!?! This is unfair lol. My girl is in her stall all day though and we aren't supposed to get much more than an inch but it was icy before the snow and it's windy.
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post #2610 of 3149 Old 12-20-2012, 11:20 AM
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I live in Northern Cali. I lived in southern cali for a long time while my husband was in the Marine Corps and I actually didn't care for it much. It was way too crowded for me. I live in Northern Ca, I grew up here and I absolutely love it. It rains a lot but that lends to a gorgeous landscape of green grass meeting the redwoods meeting the beach.
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