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post #1 of 8 Old 10-26-2013, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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New horse: Sell or Keep old one as well

Last year my family brought me a ex-racehorse. He is my first actual horse. He is quiet and is never really nasty but it has become hard for me to train him by myself as I have no experience and am only a teenager. He is a big horse and recently I have been having problems. My dad has suggested we get another horse who is older, calmer and more experienced for me to hack on and also to be a companion and help train my horse now, he also offered to ride my horse. I was wondering do you think its better to keep the horse I have now and get another one, still working with him and training but with another horse or to buy another horse and sell mine, even though I dont really know where he could end up or with who?
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-26-2013, 05:44 AM
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I'd get a trainer :) you will feel more secure, he/she can help you train your horse and you can progress much faster.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-26-2013, 06:07 AM
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If you have the space, time and $ for a second horse then I would do that so that they can have the company of each other.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-26-2013, 08:35 AM
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An older better trained horse will help with your confidence and teach you things, but they may not help you with the TB. If you have a trainer or someone more experienced to help you then I would keep the TB. If not then I would suggest selling the TB.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-26-2013, 06:47 PM
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I would keep both. It would be easier and more fun for you and the horses.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-27-2013, 03:04 AM
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I agree that you should get a trainer! I am in a dilemma myself....a pretty sad one...I'd appreciate it if you helped me out and read my post! I might have to leave my horse behind when I move!

thanks,
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-30-2013, 11:16 PM
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Honestly I feel like if you get another horse, you may run into the same issues eventually because your own experience/knowledge hasn't expanded. So I'd go the trainer route, so that you learn.

After you learn then you can decide if you want to use what you've learned on this horse, or get another one that is more your speed.

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-30-2013, 11:35 PM
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So you have to train him yourself? And your dad says he will ride him, so does your dad have knowledge about training?
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