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post #1 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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I have a hard choice...

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So the other day while riding my 3 yr old filly at one of my cutting shows... just messing in the warm up ring. Some one approached me and began asking questions about her.
Well... it turns out they were there with some friends of mine. And after the event my friends approach me and tell me that they are interested in my filly.
Now, anyone can ride her. I can ride her without a bridle, up and down highways... shes just a great mellow laid back horse. She is like a kid to me... but... they offered me $10,000
Now Im 21 and in the process of buying my own place... so the money would be so helpful... but when I think of selling my heart just drops.... what would you do?

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post #2 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 03:53 PM
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If you know it will be a good home for her then I say sell her.

Look at it this way - If she were to go lame tomorrow and you would never be able to ride her again, would you be happy that you did not sell her?

You are young. At this point the money can be put to a good use that will make it easier to own more horses in the future.
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post #3 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 04:10 PM
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I agree. If this person is a good home, go for it. More doors will open up to you as you get older and then you'll be thankful you did.
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post #4 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 04:14 PM
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I would go for it. If she will be in a good home, and it will help you a lot financially, do it.
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post #5 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 04:20 PM
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I have to agree.
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post #6 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 04:26 PM
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I just went through this with one of my cows. It may not sound the same to everyone here, but my cows are just as much family as my horses. I, like you, am in the process of buying a house and am also going to school (I'm 20). I was offered $30,000 for my girl and right now that would really help so much. In the end I took the money and sold my cow. It was sad, but I don't regret it because building a home is what I'm focusing on now.
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post #7 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 04:30 PM
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I would agree, unless she is worth more. I mean on the market right now. That would mean bred to death, maybe even reining bloodlines. Some of them are going for that barely trained at all! Look on some of the sites and do a market comparison-just like real estate. That will give you a quick idea (so you don't lose the opportunity) of what she is really worth in your area in todays world. I would guess that they are offering you a good price and you should go for it, but you may feel better and wonder less in the future if you check it out.
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post #8 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 04:30 PM
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In this economy, if you can sell a horse for $10,000 to a guaranteed good home, you'd be a fool not to.

Horses will always be available, but this price sure won't.

I wouldn't even have to think about it. She'd be on their trailer so fast it would make their heads swim!
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post #9 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 05:33 PM
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I probably would sell too. Its hard to say but you are young and just starting out...and so is she. Once you have your own place and work and such, you may not have the time you need for her anyways. Let us know what you decide.
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post #10 of 25 Old 08-02-2010, 06:04 PM
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That is an amazing price, and if you know that this will be a good for her, take the offer. 10,000 is A LOT for a horse now a days, it could help you out so much.
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