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    12-07-2010, 11:30 AM
  #1
Weanling
My Babyluv was sold and I didn't know it!

As any of you might know, I merely lease my horse, as I was not ready to buy just quite yet. One of the horses I looked at to lease was an 8 t/y TB Gelding named Butch.
I decided not to lease him at the time, although the woman that owned him said that I was more than welcome to ride him any time. I ended up leasing another horse at the same facility and therefore I was able to ride Butch as much as I was able to ride My Jojo.
We had worked so hard together to overcome some of his issues and he turned out to be a more than spectacular horse, we grew a bond like nothing I've experienced since I was a kid with my own horses. He got to where he would eagerly greet me, wait patiently while I rode my horse and as soon as I approached him or opened his stall he was off and running, ready to be tacked up and worked hard.
He had an Eyore personality and loved to cuddle and responded just as much to my voice as he did to my cues while I was on his back.

I was pretty sure he was about to be sold because I went out last week and all his tack was gone, but the BO told me she had paid a couple months board in advance. So, I relaxed. I quit trying to raise the money to buy him, because I figured I had another two months at least and by then I would have the money no problem.

Then I get a call last night from the BO. 'She pulled him, he's gone.' I finished up our conversation before I went hysterical, but I DID lose it. I had no warning. I had just seen him the day before, but it was so cold I didn't ride and just gave him a quick kiss on the nose.

Now I'm devastated. I'm trying to contact her and find out if he is somewhere that I can at least say goodbye. I can't stop crying because I know he was scared when they loaded him and I can't imagine what he is feeling right now.

When I got home from the barn last night I saw an ad posted for his sale
8 year old TB Gelding- Sound and healthy
And so I was hoping that maybe she just moved him in preparation for sale and that maybe he wasn't SOLD yet?

I don't know what to do, I feel lost without him. Just going to the barn last night and seeing his empty stall made me start bawling and my own horse was like 'WTH?' but even HE was acting funny, because his stall is right next to Butch's and it kept freaking him out. Of course my crying didn't help.

Anyway, I'm sorry this is so long, but does anyone have any ideas? Right now I have three different people trying to get a hold of her, one who has the money to buy him if he is available, but I am pretty sure she didn't want ME to have him for some reason because she knew how much I had been riding him and it makes no sense that she didn't say 'Hey, you wanna buy him?'

Thank you, if you have read this far. I am really just so upset and hurt right now and I was hoping someone would have an idea of how to find him if he IS sold, because like I said she hasn't contacted me back at all.

Thanks for listening.
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    12-07-2010, 11:41 AM
  #2
Showing
If he is sold, the seller is under no obligation to tell you to whom she sold him. The buyer is also under no obligation to let you see him.

I'm sorry the horse was sold out from under you, but that sometimes happens when you're riding an animal for free that you don't personally own.

I can see it from the seller's point of view. She was trying to sell the animal, not let someone ride him forever with no recompense. I'm going to assume that you were paying nothing, and in effect it was a free lease. So she still had all the expenses, while you had all the benefits.

It appears that you already have a horse of your own to ride, so I'd concentrate on him and that bond, instead of worrying where this other horse has gone.

Yes, it sucks emotionally to have a horse you care about disappear, but you didn't have the finances available to purchase him, and the seller went with the person who could afford him. Nothing wrong with that, as cash in hand is much better than a promise of future payment.

Take what you can from the experience, and move on. Nothing will come of looking backward, and your energy, time, emotion and resources can best be used on the horse you do have.
     
    12-07-2010, 12:09 PM
  #3
Showing
I'm sorry... I was in similar situation when the first horse ever I was taking care of was sold. Even though I knew it's going to happen it was very tough.

Unfortunately it's not much you can do in this situation. I wish you to find another horse you'll love as much!
     
    12-07-2010, 12:11 PM
  #4
Showing
There's not much you can do. You could pose as a buyer and ask to come see the horse.....not really posing though as you ARE an interested buyer. Sorry this happened, I don't know what I would do if my heart horse were sold out from under me
     
    12-07-2010, 12:12 PM
  #5
Weanling
Oh, I understand completely! You're right. No one had ANY obligation to me whatsoever, especially since I was riding her horse for free, however I was doing her the favor of reworking him on ground manners which is what I was asked to do.

But, yes, I agree. No one HAS to tell me anything, I was just devastated that she knew she had a buyer (Me), which of course is up to her as well. I even mentioned that if anything I would lease him as well, if it came to that, but she really wanted someone to work him so that she could ride him more comfortably, I would have NEVER done so if she hadn't asked. And I DID have the finances available, if she would have said something. I thought she wanted $3,500 for him which is what she paid. $800.00 I got. If I had just been asked, it would have been a done deal.

As far as my horse goes, I have no worries there, and that's why I'm not worried about him. He's my big puppy and I was already told that he wasn't going anywhere unless he went with me.

I'm just upset, is all, and was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on other avenues. Plus, I just needed to rant to people who understand because to my friends... it's just a horse. NONE of my animals are JUST animals. And yeah, he wasn't MINE, but only because I wasn't given the option.
Le Sigh.
     
    12-07-2010, 12:16 PM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
There's not much you can do. You could pose as a buyer and ask to come see the horse.....not really posing though as you ARE an interested buyer. Sorry this happened, I don't know what I would do if my heart horse were sold out from under me
I truly don't think she wants ME to have him. I'm not sure if she was upset that I was having such good luck with him or what. She had originally hired a trainer for him, but decided that since I was riding him she didn't need to pay someone to do so.

I have people trying to get ahold of her right now, so that maybe she can sell him to them (Of course, they have my money.) but I'll try anything right now. If he's NOT yet sold, he's coming back home where he belongs.
Thank you for your understanding, I truly appreciate it.
     
    12-07-2010, 12:18 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
I'm sorry... I was in similar situation when the first horse ever I was taking care of was sold. Even though I knew it's going to happen it was very tough.

Unfortunately it's not much you can do in this situation. I wish you to find another horse you'll love as much!
I'm so sorry this happened to you too. It feels like the world is ending. Fortunately, I have My Jojo and he's not going ANYWHERE and I will continue concentrating on him. I love him just as much, he's my sunshine, but I've never had to worry about him being sold, thus the issue.
     
    12-07-2010, 12:26 PM
  #8
Showing
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Originally Posted by Dusty1228    
I truly don't think she wants ME to have him. I'm not sure if she was upset that I was having such good luck with him or what. She had originally hired a trainer for him, but decided that since I was riding him she didn't need to pay someone to do so.
I wouldn't be much surprised with it. I noticed many times some people get very jealous if someone has a better luck (or talent) with the horse. Especially if it's their horse. I never got that, but it's just a (somewhat funny) fact.
     
    12-07-2010, 12:32 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
I wouldn't be much surprised with it. I noticed many times some people get very jealous if someone has a better luck (or talent) with the horse. Especially if it's their horse. I never got that, but it's just a (somewhat funny) fact.

Exactly. I used to experience this quite a bit when I was a kid. People would actually get GREEN with envy when I did EXACTLY what they were paying me for! No wonder your horse won't let you on his back...You're kind of nutty. ~shakes head~
     
    12-07-2010, 03:37 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
I wouldn't be much surprised with it. I noticed many times some people get very jealous if someone has a better luck (or talent) with the horse. Especially if it's their horse. I never got that, but it's just a (somewhat funny) fact.
Agreed. It's sad. I'm sorry this happened and I hope you're able to find another horse that will help you feel better.
     

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