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        04-14-2013, 02:19 PM
    Thanks everyone!

    Nicker - ah I've always wanted to go to an Equine Affaire, we don't have it close enough to go to. All that shopping must be funnnn!

    Critter - bummer about the move, but it sounds like the right move for the horses. Feed is so important, and to raise board and lower feed quality shows exactly what CRP you would be putting up with. In the long run if you are happy with who takes care of your horses, it takes a load of worry off.

    Prarie - sorry about the snow...thats a lot to have to deal with in the Spring. Hope it melts off quick for you!

    So here's a pic of one of the classes we won first in...its the only one that wasn't completely blurry. I'll have better pics next month when we're in dressage attire, but for now, at least you all can see how differently she's carrying herself, as well as no longer evading the bit in the double.
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        04-14-2013, 02:19 PM
    Well the BO called me today and I may be staying. We have alot to work through but I may just be paying 200 total a month for the horses and just be caring for Bo's horses and mine. It's a $370 break on board
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        04-14-2013, 02:22 PM
    Oh and if I stay that hay has to change period!!!
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        04-14-2013, 03:35 PM
    Good afternoon everyone nice to see you again
        04-14-2013, 04:22 PM
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    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Well the BO called me today and I may be staying. We have alot to work through but I may just be paying 200 total a month for the horses and just be caring for Bo's horses and mine. It's a $370 break on board
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    I may have the math wrong and expect a lesson if so. However were you paying $575 a month board for your horse. Even at the now $200 that's a sizable chunk towards a small spread of your own, big enough for your horses.
    I have a bit of land I call it (brokenwheel ranch) It is huge all of 5 acres. The farm that goes around us is where we do most of our riding, but back to the ranch. That $200 a month could be a sizable chunk on a mortage payment if required. I understand that land and houses are at a low price at this time with the state of the ecomony. If in the right position could be a good time to buy.
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        04-14-2013, 05:03 PM
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    Not riviting photos, two wet horses and a grey sky.


    Not overly heavy but consistant and the promise of heavy rain later today.
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        04-14-2013, 08:22 PM
    For this 89-year-old horseman, it's always the cavalry way -

    Critter Sitter, this is an interesting article on a really neat gentleman in your area! He sounds like a great character to meet!
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        04-14-2013, 09:07 PM

    Oh my gosh! I just got an email from the lady who was going to sell me the Kentucky mountain horse....she wants to back out because of something I said.....

    I was asking when she thought she would make delivery. Reason being that I had previously signed up for a clinic on natural horsemanship and planned on using Skye (the one going bak). Then I got the brilliant idea that maybe if I got ginger in time, it may be a good experience for the two,of us...but if not, I would still use Skye...

    Well she feels I am being ill advised, and doesn't think it would be In the best interest of her horse to go to a clinic.....she not a show horse, she is a trail horse....that I brielfly considered when I mentioned it....but in my mind knew I could possibly use either she doesn't want to sell my this horse!!!!! I Am completely devastated!!!! I want to cry.

    I sent another email, trying to explain what I meant...and that the bottom line is that I just want to be back in the saddle and ride in the woods....I just can't believe it.....I'm heart broken.....and a bit mad at myself, as before I pushed send, I hesitated.....something told me to wait. UGH!!!!!

    Secondly, maybe she is right when she tells me I am being ill advised. The girl who talked me into Skye is someone that started working where I do....she is an experienced horsewoman, so I as her a lot of I feel less than up,to date after all these years....I do feel a bit dooped by her bc of her advising me to get Skye in the first place when she knew my parameters....yet I trusted her? I trusted her In the question of whether it would be a good bonding experience for myself and the new horse.....although in the back of my mind I am wondering...this horse has never been in an arena.....

    I guess bottom line, maybe I need to trust my gut, maybe I DO know more than I give myself credit for....maybe she doesn't know as much as she lets on......what I do remember, it is so hard to know who to trust in the horse business....

    What I do know now is that I may have ruined my chance for a really nice horse....I can't talk to my DH about this....he is not in favor of ANY horse!!!!(city guy). Hahaha

    😢 Back to work tomorrow and now am I to sleep???? I am just so upset! Ugh......
        04-14-2013, 09:18 PM
    Ok, just heard back, and she understands my explanation....but can't sell me the horse knowing I will be "pulled in many directions of learning" and possibly undo what she has done for this horse.....

    What can I say, but OK...but feel bad that she doesn't trust that I would do as she asks.....or recommends...

    She says she will continue to look for a horse for me, which is nice, but what a devastating blow.......being turned!

    I know everything happens for a reason, but it hurts.....
        04-14-2013, 09:59 PM
    If I had a horse for sale, and you had good money, and I knew you were not going to abuse it, I would sell you the horse. That is weird.
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