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post #1 of 8 Old 11-16-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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In need of some opinions. :/

So, I have this horse. I love him, more than anything. Yet I know, I can't go very far with him. My goal in life, is becoming a professional rider. And don't tell me it wont happen, I know it will. But, right now I really want to start moving forward towards my dream. I saw this horse, within my price range. He sounds like a great project for me to take on. I wouldn't sell my current horse, but for me to be able to afford another horse I would have to get a job so I could pay for boarding once a month for this new horse. Now, I am only 13 years old. So one choice I know I can handle is babysitting often. I am trying to get more work at the barn I work at too. But my question is, what do you think I should do?. If I had the money, and could pay for the board. My problem would be is volleyball. Now I would not do it anymore and it would be hard. But also, is this fair for my current horse? His name is Sonny, and I wouldn't be able to ride him as much as I would want to. I know in the summer I would be able to ride him all the time, but not in the fall/winter/spring as much. He deserves to be riden. And I have had him for about 2 1/2 years. Do you think I am going into this to fast? Should I wait?
Cookies to all who read this novel. I'm just in need of some opinions. Thank you :)

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-16-2010, 08:54 PM
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that is a very tough decision. You are very young. You have plenty of time to reach your goal. That is also my goal. Im only 19 but am pregnant so im currently stopped at the moment. I was offered a very young horse at a very good price with a very good pedigree. Although I want her; im very afraid I wont have the time to work with her or give her the time she needs. But anyways but situation is different from yours.
I would wait if I were you. Practice on your horse. Although you know you wont go far with him. He is a good starting point. If the barn you work at shows horses I would talk to some ppl about working with and showing their horses for them. You learn quite a bit in showing barns and areas. If your barn does lessons maybe offer Sonny to be a lesson horse.
Another possibility would be to sale your horse, Sonny. I know you may not want and it would be hard as im sure you love your horse very much. But it would be fair to him. So maybe he wont feel like he was kicked to the curb. Also maybe see if your barn would buy him for some board payments.

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-16-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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that is a very tough decision. You are very young. You have plenty of time to reach your goal. That is also my goal. Im only 19 but am pregnant so im currently stopped at the moment. I was offered a very young horse at a very good price with a very good pedigree. Although I want her; im very afraid I wont have the time to work with her or give her the time she needs. But anyways but situation is different from yours.
I would wait if I were you. Practice on your horse. Although you know you wont go far with him. He is a good starting point. If the barn you work at shows horses I would talk to some ppl about working with and showing their horses for them. You learn quite a bit in showing barns and areas. If your barn does lessons maybe offer Sonny to be a lesson horse.
Another possibility would be to sale your horse, Sonny. I know you may not want and it would be hard as im sure you love your horse very much. But it would be fair to him. So maybe he wont feel like he was kicked to the curb. Also maybe see if your barn would buy him for some board payments.
He is indeed already a lesson horse. My instructor, says that I can sell him to the barn. Yet still being able to ride him if I want to. Maybe do some western classes with him if I feel like I want to. She knows how much I love him and how much time I have put in to make him the amazing horse he is. I show Sonny in pretty much everything. (hunt seat, jumping, and western) Yet we go to open shows, nothing crazy special and that's what I want to move up from. So, showing other peoples horses arent an option. Considering no horses are up to a certian level, or are already owned, or are gaited. Thank you very much for your response. :) Greatly appreciated.

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-16-2010, 09:18 PM
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Hey girl- let me know if you need to talk about this. :)

Personally, I really think you should sell Sonny to Laura/Sarah. They'll take care of him and you'll still be able to ride him while progressing still. I know it sucks, but if Rainy was where Sonny is now, I'd sell her and buy another (better bred, natch) project. Good luck. You've got plenty of time to get to that goal, too, so don't make a decision you're not 100% on.
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Jumper, Event, Field Hunter Here is the horse's link If you wanted to see it. :)

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-17-2010, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-17-2010, 07:44 PM
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He is a beautiful horse!! I would go for it :) If you love something, the only way to go at it is full force every chance you get.

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-17-2010, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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He is a beautiful horse!! I would go for it :) If you love something, the only way to go at it is full force every chance you get.
Aint he a beauty? He was 6500, now 3500. But thanks for your response. Every opinion is really helping me :)

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