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post #1 of 5 Old 02-09-2009, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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I'm selling my horse and i'm sad

My filly is out on trial. I didn't think I would be this sad but I am. I love her very much, I'm still not totally sure its what I want to do, but I think its the best choice. Its my first year of university and I am just not going to have the time to do it all. She's three and unbroken and she needs that everyday work and I just don't want to do it. I thought I would get it done over the Christmas holidays (where I had like three months of) but I didn't. It was one of those things that I thought would be a good idea until I actually started doing it.

My life is so busy, when I was at CIT last year I would get maybe 4 hours sleep every night, if that, I wanted to have a horse where when I was stressed I could ride and just not think about everything else, but she was not how I thought she would turn out. I mean the owner said fully ground trained and ready to break in. But she was uncatchable and would freak out if you touched her legs, she's better now but she still has a long way ago until I would jump on her for the first time.

I miss her, I wouldn't even sell her if this person hadn't said so many times how much she loved her and if I was ever selling her to talk to her first. She is at my agistment place and she is really good with her own horse. She has had him for close to 15 years and is looking for a young one so she can semi retire him in a year or so. She comes out twice a day and feeds and rugs and treats her horses well. I think she would take much better care of her than I would.

Sorry this is a pointless post, but thoughts are just swirling in my head. I'm sad.
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-09-2009, 11:14 PM
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Im sorry im pretty much going through the same thing. I decided it was best to sell my paint filly since i cant turn her into the horse she could be so im selling her. The moment i put the ad on the internet i felt like something had punched me in my stomach. I totally understand what you are going through.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-11-2009, 05:24 AM
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Where you are at now is, I believe, the worst time. You feel awful, but once you have actually sold the horse and they have gone to their new owner, it all seems so much better (if you have picked the home you prefer for them).

Remember, the person getting the horse is as excited as you were when you got it, and despite what we like to believe, and as you say, often the next person looks after our horse better (at least as well) as we do.

It'll be fine, you will feel much better once the deal is done and later down the track if you decide to move horses up the priority list again, you will find the perfect horse for you then. You can't always fit horses in on your life journey (I dropped out of horses for 15 years and then went back into them).

What is best for your little horse, that is what counts.

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post #4 of 5 Old 02-11-2009, 07:59 PM
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You made the best decision for both yourself and your horse. Be happy for her. She's going to have someone that has the time to spend with her. Many wonderful and exciting years are ahead for both of you!
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-11-2009, 08:16 PM
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That's really tuff to do but it's the best for you and your horse too. And you know she'll be taken care of properly.
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