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post #1 of 11 Old 12-29-2012, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Oh how I wish...

So my friend that I used to work for exercising her horses just texted me. She is giving away her thoroughbred gelding, Compton. She bought Compton from a "rescue" (read "dealer") as a 7yo OTTB a few years ago. He was severely underweight, stuck in a 12'x12' stall seven days a week with no turnout and just looked pathetic. The guy leased the barn my friend was going to be taking over and had about 10 OTTBs. All were in the same awful state. The guy was feeding them one small flake of grass hay twice a day and most of the hay was moldy. Anyway, my friend bought Compton as a horse for her boyfriend. We retrained him from the ground up (he hadn't been touched really since coming off the track two years before) and turned him into a solid riding horse, but her boyfriend never rode him.

My friend and her boyfriend split up over a year ago and my friend recently moved and became engaged. Apparently she has decided that she doesn't have the time Compton deserves or the money to continue to have a horse she doesn't ride. So, she offered him to me for free, knowing how much I've always loved him. You have no idea how much I wish we could afford another horse right now! Compton would be perfect for my boyfriend. *sigh* Hopefully someday I'll find another Compton.

Sorry, just needed to vent/get this off my chest.

I have pics of Compton, but can't post them from my phone. He's a 16hh brown TB with a wide white blaze and he's built like a tank.
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-29-2012, 07:07 PM
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Awww, I hope he finds a good forever home. <hugs> Best of luck!!

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post #3 of 11 Old 12-29-2012, 07:19 PM
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Man... :( I would love to see pictures of him, hopefully he goes somewhere wonderful he sounds like he deserves it. Are you positive you can't afford him? Sorry im an enabler
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-29-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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If my boyfriend got paid for his job (he runs a vending machine business for his mom), I definitely could. As it stands, I'm paying most of our bills, plus board on Aires, my truck payment and my insurance.
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-29-2012, 07:34 PM
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I hope Compton goes to an amazing home!
He sounds like such a handsome boy and I'm sure someone will love him to pieces.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-29-2012, 11:07 PM
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Awww that's too bad that you can't afford Compton....maybe someday when you are finacially better than another Compton oportunity might happen...

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post #7 of 11 Old 12-29-2012, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to ask my friend how soon she needs to find him a home. My boyfriend is looking for a job (LONG story there) and I'm also looking for a better job. Hopefully we can make everything work.
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-29-2012, 11:45 PM
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Maybe you could throw your friend a few bucks a month to help out with his costs, until you can afford him fully.
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-30-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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AlexS, that's a good idea. I also have a friend at work that wanted to do a half-lease on Aires. I wonder if he'd be interested in leasing Compton instead.
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-30-2012, 01:18 PM
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Awe I hope Comton finds a forever home too

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