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post #3561 of 29437 Old 06-22-2012, 04:51 PM
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I very sadly came to the decision this week that I can't have Ruby. :( For those new here, my RI thought we would be a good match, she is one of his clients horses, and wondered if I would be interested in her. She is a beautiful Paint Mare, and very sweet.
I went and talked to Josh(RI) yesterday, and told him that I just don't think I am ready to buy a horse yet. The owner is not in any hurry to sell, but wants to sell rather than lease. She is asking $3,500.00 for Ruby, and while I think she is well worth it, I just can't do it right now. It makes me nervous to think of buying a horse when I've really only been riding for not quite 3 months. I also work just part time, and can swing leasing right now, but not owning plus boarding.
Josh was great about it, and told me that he may decide to buy Ruby. If he does, she will be my lesson horse, and you never know! ;) Good news is, starting next week, I will be helping him in the mornings, and be around all 14 of his horses several times a week! He is so encouraging and really made me feel better about the whole thing.
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post #3562 of 29437 Old 06-22-2012, 04:56 PM
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Chance - I'm in a very similar situation (have only been riding for about 3 months) and am definitely more comfortable leasing right now. I just don't know enough to buy a horse at this point in my riding. Sounds like you made a wise (albeit difficult) decision.

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post #3563 of 29437 Old 06-22-2012, 05:08 PM
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jfmnyc- Congratulations on your first lease! Very exciting.... and a police horse too, they always remind me of staid old men for some reason.... my first(very bad, but not because of the horse) lesson was on a retired police horse. He was the laziest horse I've ever come across, he must have had an exciting career and now just wants to REST! Can't wait to see your pictures!

They are amazing, here are some pictures from the riot we had a year ago. These horses are unflappable.
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post #3564 of 29437 Old 06-22-2012, 05:10 PM
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I very sadly came to the decision this week that I can't have Ruby. :( For those new here, my RI thought we would be a good match, she is one of his clients horses, and wondered if I would be interested in her. She is a beautiful Paint Mare, and very sweet.
I went and talked to Josh(RI) yesterday, and told him that I just don't think I am ready to buy a horse yet. The owner is not in any hurry to sell, but wants to sell rather than lease. She is asking $3,500.00 for Ruby, and while I think she is well worth it, I just can't do it right now. It makes me nervous to think of buying a horse when I've really only been riding for not quite 3 months. I also work just part time, and can swing leasing right now, but not owning plus boarding.
Josh was great about it, and told me that he may decide to buy Ruby. If he does, she will be my lesson horse, and you never know! ;) Good news is, starting next week, I will be helping him in the mornings, and be around all 14 of his horses several times a week! He is so encouraging and really made me feel better about the whole thing.

Chance good for you to be able to step back and logically think about your situation. I am an impulse person and I probably would have bought her. I think you made the right decision and won't it be great if your RI buys her and you get to ride her. You never know...
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post #3565 of 29437 Old 06-22-2012, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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good luck Chance

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post #3566 of 29437 Old 06-22-2012, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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We are preparing to move this next week

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post #3567 of 29437 Old 06-22-2012, 09:47 PM
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Chance - I'm sure you're disappointed, but it sounds like you are doing the right thing. Nothing wrong with waiting until you are sure you are ready and not rushing into something you're not ready for.

CW - Good luck with your move!

Jfmnyc - Congrats on your lease, can't wait to see pics! An Ex police horse sounds so regal!

Hunter - I have pics of the Seattle riots that look so similar, those horses are just amazing...having stuff thrown at them, waved at them, threatened by people...

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post #3568 of 29437 Old 06-22-2012, 11:25 PM
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Foxhunter, we want another story! Preferably one where you don't have to run in the mud until you're exhausted... LOL

Chance, things sometimes have a way of working out that you just can't plan. Keep your fingers crossed!

Grace, sounds like you're making progress with Kes, albeit not as fast as you want. You'll be so proud when you have her where you want her!

My daughter lives in Brooklyn; she told me a story of being in a park with a mounted police horse and his officer. She approached and gave the horse some scratching, just where they like it, and was proud that the officer recognized that she had been around horses, after his horse responded with the twitching chin of ecstasy. All her friends were so impressed.....
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post #3569 of 29437 Old 06-23-2012, 01:03 AM
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Hi all I made it back. Finally cut down the tree that has interfered with the wifi connection. Still a shade more pruning to do but that is for another day. The weather in sunny Northland is wet with rain forcast over this weekend and we have a cattle drive on Sunday. Tomorrow in our time.

Due to the bad wheather I brought some leggings. Like the cowboys and girls wear. However on me. Not a good look according to she who must be obeyed. It seems it makes the front of my torso look a little out of place and the back view is not that pleasing either. I explained it was because I was wearing baggy trousers but tomorrow I will be in jeans and the fit in the front will be a litte firmer and the rear down right tight, showing off my 63 year old butt as the leggings tend to hitch up a little in that area.

She has told me I am not wearing them. I have stood my ground and remaind firm in my resolve I will be wearing them. No one is going to see them as I will be wearing a long oilskin riding coat which covers all but my boots.

There is 400 cows to be moved tomorrow and only two male riders the rest are female Us boys will be in the rear where we can just relax away for she who must be obeyed. She won't be talking to me any how.

I'm sorry to all those who would like to see the photo of my outfit it won't be posted, but if I mannage to get a few photos of the drive I will post them.

Hi to all the new entrants to this thread it changes very quickly.
CW don't give up, Horse riding is worth the effort and the horse will give back the same measure you put in.

Now off to remind Stella who pays the bills

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post #3570 of 29437 Old 06-23-2012, 01:14 AM
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Stan I am laughing, trying to picture what your outfit looks like, because here in the states, these are leggings:

If these are what you are wearing, then you are a brave man, and, I can understand why your wife is not too happy about the cattle drive outfit you've chosen :)
The cattledrive sounds like so much fun, one day I am going to try one.

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