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post #1 of 4 Old 08-08-2012, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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It may be time to move on

Yesterday a lady that I work with aproached me with an interesting offer. She has more horses than she can feed right now. She has a 15 & 17 year old geldings. Both are well broke to ride & drive. She said if I would take both for 3-4 months, I could have my pick of the 2 to keep for free. If I like both & her family feels like they could live without both, we could work out a reasonable price for the other.
I've had Jack for almost 2 years. I know I can't keep 3 horses. But with Jack, most days are a struggle. He's too green for me. I was planning on taking him to another trainer this winter, but it will cost almost 2000$ for 3 months.
I'm going out to ride the 2 geldings this weekend to see if I like them & are comfortable with them. If I like them. I'm going to have to sell Jack. Between hay prices & them market for green, spoiled pony's, I know he'll probably end up at auction. I hate to do it, but as I told my hubby, I know I'll be much happier with a horse I can actually ride. It may just be time to move on.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-08-2012, 08:06 AM
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Auctions don't have to be bad. Use a well known catalog auction. Ride him in or hire someone to do so. Sometimes we do have to move on... at my age I need a good fit and with my new horse I have finally found one :)
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-08-2012, 09:21 AM
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I totally understand where you are coming from. I made the decision this summer to sell my green 7 year old that I have had for 3 years. He was just too much horse for me, he needed training that I cannot give him and I can't afford a trainer right now. You might be surprised, I did not advertise my horse for sale but rather answered a "wanted ad" for a gaited gelding. The guy came and rode him and paid my asking price. If it's meant to be, it will be I have had my moments of feeling guilty and of missing him, but I keep telling myself he is better off with Lonnie, he will get to go out on the trails more often which he loves. Lonnie was really good with him when he came to check him out and ride him.

Hopefully you will make the decision that is right for you and for Jack. ((HUGS)) I know it's not easy.

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-08-2012, 10:19 AM
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good luck with your new horses

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