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post #1 of 18 Old 10-15-2008, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Needing a Bit of Support

I've had a personal battle with myself for the last two years about selling Kita. As most of you know Kita was my first Quarter Horse and she means the world to me. Unfortuantly I haven't had time to ride Kita in the last three year, with having a baby and starting the young horses. Kita dispite my best efforts to ride when ever I found time (not often) and dieting her got very very huge over the last couple of years and nearly foundered twice, because of her weight.

So finally my husband said that it would be best for Kita just to sell her, which I had been thinking for awhile. So after months of thought I finally put her up online for sale with a huge old price tag that I was sure noone would pay. Well low and behold someone came out to look at her today while I was away. I told them I wasn't going to be able to be there but they were welcome to go out and have a look at her anyways. They phoned me up and said yes they were taking her and they would like to bring her home tonight, they drove 5 hours and they had their tailer with them. So as much as it broke my heart I told them that yes they could bring her home. Well my dear sweet Kita wouldn't load for them. And as fusturating as it must have been to them I actually jumped with joy knowing that I could say goodbye to my sweet girl. But they did leave a deposit on her and Kita is offically someone elses horse.

She will be going to a very good home where she will be loved by a arm load of grandchildern and ridden out on the trails regularily. All I've ever wanted for Kita was to have the best life possible and I know that they will give that to her. Geez, do you know how hard it is to write with tears in your eyes. As much as it hurts me to let her go I know that I can't be selfish and hold on to her. Tomorrow when I'm at home I know for certian that I will spend a few long moments with my arms wrapped around her neck giving her one of my last hugs goodbye.
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post #2 of 18 Old 10-15-2008, 09:28 PM
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aww Tiffanny! I am so sorry ((hugs))
I can only imagine what you are going through
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post #3 of 18 Old 10-15-2008, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Daylann. It's very hard, and my Family, yes WSArabians included, are not being very supportive! :( They keep telling him that I shouldn't do it. But I know in my heart that if I didn't sell her, she would be permanently damaged because of her weight. And I KNOW that I don't have time time to ride her and keep her in shape, she needs LOTS of excersice. But I'm sure going to miss my girl.
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post #4 of 18 Old 10-15-2008, 09:52 PM
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Aww I can imagine how hard it has to be. But It sounds like she will be with great people and you get to say goodbye. You really are doing the right thing. I give you lots of credit for that.

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post #5 of 18 Old 10-15-2008, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Rustic. That means alot to me, it really does. I've really kept that fact that Kita has been for sale on the down low because I was really worried what everyone would think when I decided to sell her.
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post #6 of 18 Old 10-15-2008, 10:36 PM
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I'm so sorry, i've been there and know how hard it is. At least you know that she is going to a good home and maybe they won't mind if you call to check up on her every now and then. She will probably be happier with a job to do and if she can change the life of one of those grandchildren then it will all be worth it right? Maybe she will create another horse-crazy person to join the rest of us. I'm sure that the kids will love her but i'm sorry that you had to part with her. My heart goes out to you.
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post #7 of 18 Old 10-15-2008, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much Smrobs! *Hugs* That post really touched me and meant alot to me. I know she will be happier there that is the only thing that is not making me grab her and run.
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post #8 of 18 Old 10-16-2008, 01:04 AM
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Wow, Tiff, I'm so sorry to hear that... but glad at the same time - it sounds like Kita's going to a really good home that will care for her really well.. you know, the kind of home you WANT your favorite horses to find! Can you keep in touch with the new owners, and get updates, and maybe visit from time to time?
When is she leaving? I don't have much time off in the next week, but if she's not leaving for a week I'd love to come and take photos of the two of you..? I'm sorry if I've missed reading this info somewhere.
I'm sure Kita knows you're sad about her going, but this is a new, exciting chapter for her! Be glad that she's going to what sounds like a wonderful home!
Best of luck girlie, I know how hard it is to say goodbye :(
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post #9 of 18 Old 10-16-2008, 08:14 AM
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Tiffany, I feel so bad for you. One of the real dirty secrets about loving horses is that it's not for the faint of heart.

She'll have a great home with grandchildren to dote on her. And I hope you get visiting rights, too.

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post #10 of 18 Old 10-16-2008, 09:54 AM
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awwww im sorry to hear that. i cant even imagine coming home and my girl was someone elses. but on the other hand you know she is going to a good home and good people. your a good mommy for making that decision. i know its hard but time will ease what your feeling right now. i went through something kinda similar a couple of years ago. chin up we are here for you!!!

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