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post #1 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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Just blowing off some steam....

I bought my horse for $600 and was close friends with the lady who sold her to me....
Before I bought her I was living with another lady who told me that they would never get anymore then $600 for her and she was pretty much a piece of sh*t....
The same lady I was living with bought QHxarab for $1500.... and I love horses but he is a terrible horse, Doesn't shoe.... takes 2 hours to get him on a float and he has to be floated by himself, has terrible anxiety and shys at the smallest things...

I'm seeing people selling Thoroughbreds (my horse is a thoroughbred but never raced) for $2000 to $3000 for a horse who is green and only to an experianced rider...

My horse I bought for $600 ( and apparently is worth nothing more) Is a complete sweetheart! she's won me about a bajillion ribbons and trophies, Does everything I ask of her... she would never ever ever kick or bite ( I've never seen her ears go back at a person or their actions the whole time I've owned her). I've had 6 year olds trot her around. she's never shyed at a single thing. She really is a catch

It really just makes me angry that people can say she's crap and worthless because she's a thoroughbred when people are selling 'mules' for a few grand :/ I couldn't ask for a better horse.

Rant over,,, sorry guys.
Feels good to get it out
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 06:03 AM
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Soo totally agree, my horse was free and he's the best horse I could wish for :)
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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The prie should have nothing to do with it... I know i'm contradicting myself there but... I hated that because she was a thoroughbred she was poo and because he had a nice thick tail he was gods gift... And you'll never guess whos ass I kick everytime at Gymkhanas :)
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post #4 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 06:43 AM
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I know what you mean. I paid $300 for Shaymus and I couldn't ask for a better pony. He does everything you ask him to do. He's the most willing little sweetheart I've ever ridden. I trust this pony with just about anyone riding him. My brother who is terrified of horses will still ride Shay. Granted he won't ever show at nearly as high a level as Dallas, but that's ok, that's not his job. His job is being a good boy I can just have fun on.

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post #5 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 07:37 AM
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I got my mare for Christmas, she was given to me by a friend of mines step mother.
I was planning on buying this mare and had worked out payment plan with her when she surprised me Christmas Day with her for a discounted rate of $500.....she was priced at $2,500 so I think I got a steal.

No one can price value your horse but you. I know my mare is priceless to me.
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post #6 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 09:06 AM
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Price is just a price. I find there's always gonna be people saying your horse can't do something. A good gentle horse is worth plenty. We have a $300 old horse and a free pony who are worth their weight in gold just because they pack kids around.
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 09:48 AM
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Let the horse speak for itself. Sounds like she has already proved the woman wrong. It hasn't seem to bothered her at all!

Consider yourself lucky to have found her and don't let this woman get to you so much. People can say all they want but if you don't listen to them, it doesn't really matter.
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post #8 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by BaileyJo View Post

People can say all they want but if you don't listen to them, it doesn't really matter.

Couldn't have said it better myself :)
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post #9 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 01:17 PM
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I agree w/BaileyJo. A horse becomes your partner,& the price doesn't matter as we all have maintance & upkeep & I try to spend as little as I can on the purchase price, as I intend to keep my horses for the rest of their life. But if I have to put out a bit more to get closer to what I want, then so be it.
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post #10 of 12 Old 02-06-2012, 01:44 PM
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Agree with what everyone has already posted. All I'll add is the old saying, "the proof is in the pudding.". You never know where you will find that gem of a horse. It may come with a high price tag, or it may be free. The horse isn't aware of it's price, and sadly too many people use that as a way to judge good horse flesh.

Enjoy your horse. And learn to let those unkind comments roll off your back. I have developed my selective hearing, very well!

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!".
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