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        06-16-2010, 09:31 AM
      #11
    Pro
    Weanling
    I think I'll start with this. Thanks:)

    "I think your best bet is to ask your mom to give you a definitive reasoning for why she won't allow you to have another and try to come up with a conclusion from there." And "discuss the possibility".
         
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        06-16-2010, 10:23 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    OOORRRR(and Im just spit balling here) you could work with your 2yo and up your experience in that field, insted of worring about your show record... Another option, sell the 2yo and buy the mare.
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        06-17-2010, 06:54 PM
      #13
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    I think you should either sell one of your current horses or be patient and wait until your 2 year old is old enough to ride. Why can't you start showing your youngster in halter and showmanship? I don't see why he couldn't eventually be trained to be as good as the mare. Is there any reason you NEED to have a horse like Reyna right this minute?
         
        06-17-2010, 06:59 PM
      #14
    Pro
    Weanling
    Were talking about leasing her right now.

    Thanks
         
        06-17-2010, 07:22 PM
      #15
    Showing
    Please do NOT count on breeding this mare to help pay for her. What about the mare's upkeep and vet checks for the pregnancy? If something goes wrong at any time, you're going to have to pay for a vet and procedures. What if you lose the mare during the pregnancy or foaling? Would the foal be marketable? It's very very easy to say "oh yeah this horse will be worth X" but in reality, you have no idea. The foal could be worth a ton, sure, or it could be born and cost you more money to nurse into health than the mare's worth.
    Do not rely on breeding this mare to pay for her. Bad, bad idea.
         
        06-17-2010, 07:26 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    The truth of the matter is is she needs to evaluate what is best for her.

    Are you interested in competition, or your current horses? It will take a lot of training and growing a bond with your 2 year old to get him to the level that you need to be to have the potential you need, and he might be praised in the long-term effects, but if you have a horse that is sooner capable of what you are looking for, you should go for it.

    I think that you should go for the lease if you are wanting to show now. During this time you can train with her while you work on your two-year-old and maybe by the time you terminate your lease you can start continuing with the two-year-old, and have more experience to push that young horse to the best of his/her ability.
         
        06-17-2010, 07:27 PM
      #17
    Pro
    Weanling
    I know, I though of that after. And I couldn't live with myself knowing I hurt that mare...or the foal.

    By the time I made sure the mare had the best care she could my luck I'd be loosing money!

    I also couldn't use her for what I would want her for anyway because she'd have a foal on her.

    Thanks though
         
        06-17-2010, 07:30 PM
      #18
    Pro
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xdrybonesxvalleyx    
    The truth of the matter is is she needs to evaluate what is best for her.

    Are you interested in competition, or your current horses? It will take a lot of training and growing a bond with your 2 year old to get him to the level that you need to be to have the potential you need, and he might be praised in the long-term effects, but if you have a horse that is sooner capable of what you are looking for, you should go for it.

    I think that you should go for the lease if you are wanting to show now. During this time you can train with her while you work on your two-year-old and maybe by the time you terminate your lease you can start continuing with the two-year-old, and have more experience to push that young horse to the best of his/her ability.
    Yes. I think the lease is good, and train my two year old.

    Also, my mom said yes about leasing and even buying!!! It' my dad now, because he'd be the one helping me with the costs.
         
        06-18-2010, 06:45 AM
      #19
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    You have seven horses, why would you want another?

    Not to mention a two year old! I raised my guy from the womb basically and at two I always said "I wish I had another horse I could ride". Once he got into training and I started to ride him my thoughts changed. It would be so hard for me to even out my time with two horses. And two year olds take up alot of time.
         
        06-18-2010, 11:55 AM
      #20
    Pro
    Weanling
    Oh, that looks bad:)

    No I don't have seven horses. I'd rather not talk about my palominos and Dixie. It is a really long story that's hard for me to get into right now:(

    And there were only 6, I just added Reyna because she's part of my life right now.

    Pro (25), Sam (36), and Spring (2) are our horses right now.

    And until my 2 year old is ready to be trained I would like to gain more experienced and learn more to help me be a better rider/horse person for the baby.
         

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