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    04-06-2013, 11:32 AM
I feel like such a traitor!

Just went on CL to peruse the ads......and there was a person who is looking for a trail horse. I have given passing thoughts to selling Guinness lately, so I emailed her-I feel like such a bad mom! I doubt she will pay what I want for him, but, if she does, so be it. I am getting weary of constantly battling his attitude when asked to go forward, as well as his constant testing on the ground. One part of me hopes she falls in love with him-the other thinks I should just keep him. Guess we will see! I told her an obscene amount of $$ (mostly because of the thousands I have in his training), as I would like to recoup some of my investment......If she goes for it, and is a good home-could be a winning situation for all of us!
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    04-06-2013, 11:43 AM
Nothing wrong with trying to find him a good home, as long as the buyer is made aware of ALL his problems. I don't know his history, but if he doesn't like to move out/forward, he probably wouldn't make a good trail horse for anyone.

    04-06-2013, 12:03 PM
THat is what he excels at, honestly. You literally could put a monkey on him, point and go.
    04-06-2013, 12:09 PM
Originally Posted by franknbeans    
THat is what he excels at, honestly. You literally could put a monkey on him, point and go.
Now there's your selling line! LOL Hilarious
    04-06-2013, 12:24 PM
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I didn't know you were still having problems with him.
    04-06-2013, 12:29 PM
Nothing really bad-just tired of constant testing, and think I would like a QH. And, honestly-if I am without a riding horse for a while, it would not be horrible. DH was diagnosed with MS, and I am a little afraid to keep spending horse $$ long term. Just lots of little things that ad up.
    04-06-2013, 12:47 PM
Got it. Didn't understand his problems at first. Why a Quarter Horse? Do you think they are push-button? Certainly THE most difficult horse we ever had, was a QH. It really has little to do with breeds, but to individual horses, whether or not we can handle them or they suit us and our needs.

I'm sorry to hear about your hubby. Probably best to find a home for your horse now and then if funds turn out ok, look around for a nice horse which you get along with. SO many horses around right now and who need homes. Maybe an older horse would suit you? Don't overlook those seniors.

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    04-06-2013, 01:01 PM
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis.
(now I feel like a heel for laughing at your monkey comment)
    04-06-2013, 01:14 PM
Hah-no need to feel bad-it is true! After all, monkeys don't ask for much.

Actually, hubby's md has told him Hippotherapy would be perfect......and my older guy does that...if only he could still breathe on horses.....he is SO allergic!

And yes, FF, a part of me thinks it is time to think about what is needed overall, and not just for my pleasure. After all, I still have my old guy who, when he can no longer do his therapy work, will be returning to me to live out his days, and will cost $$ to keep. He is not one anyone in my family would ever allow to be sold, He is a family member, and will live out his days with us.
    04-06-2013, 02:15 PM
FNB, don't feel like a traitor, you gotta do what you gotta do and if you aren't enjoying the time spent with him and he isn't living up to the goals you wanted for him, it's probably best that you part ways.

Some horses just aren't suited to any real amount of arena work because they get bored or frustrated quickly, that may be his problem.

If the lady gets along with him and seems like she'll give him a good home then, like you said, it may be a good deal for everyone.

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