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post #1 of 4 Old 03-14-2011, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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i wish i could by the mare back i sold last year

i sold a beautiul standardbred mare last year because she was being wasted with us. She was in foal when we bought her (unexpected surprise) and two months later i fell pregnant so she wasn't getting used. She hadn't done much in the past apart from hack out and have a couple of foals. After having my baby i didn't have the time or confidence to bring her back into work so i thought the best option was to sell her and let someone enjoy her rather than just keep her as a broodmare as she was only 9 at the time. I have always regretted selling her and have kept in touch for updates on how they were getting on with her. I have been told today that she is for sale as they can't get her to canter. I'm sure this is something that with training she will be fine with and the family just haven't taken into consideration the fact that she is a standie and they are discouraged from an early age to canter. I really wish i had the money to buy her back and send her to my good friend who is a nh instructor to ensure she wasn't passed around from home to home once they realised it might be difficult to get her trained to canter. The first thing that entered my head was i'll buy her back but they are wanting double what i sold her for so that's not an option the second was would they loan me her back until i could get the funds together to buy her and the third was i don't have a free stable for her right now. Such bad timing and now i really regret selling her.

should i or should i not.........
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-14-2011, 12:04 PM
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They're selling her just because she won't canter? That seems strange, to actually sell a horse for such a mundane reason. I guess this is a lesson learned, if nothing else.

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the girl is wanting to do pony club with her. I think that they just don't know how to train her to canter. She is a good rider but there is a difference in being able to canter and training a horse to canter isn't there. they obviously feel that she isn't worth the money putting into getting her trained to canter. Oh well it's out of my hands i guess just such a shame i just hope the next owner is willing to put the training into her and not sell her on aswell. I really regret selling her but i thought I was doing the right thing by letting someone have the pleasure of her instead of just letting her be in the field.

should i or should i not.........
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-14-2011, 02:51 PM
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i'm so sorry. that's such a hard situation. i sold a mare last year because i was losing my house and couldn't afford board on three horses. she's now up for lease because the "kids lost interest" but they flat out refuse to sell her back to me because "she's become a pet". but they'll lease her out to anyone who wants to ride her even a "large man" because she's "sturdy". she's a petite, feminine 14.1hh mare. um.. please don't break her back. **sigh**

at any rate, i know how you feel and i'm so sorry you're having to go through this. :(
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