Options
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Options

This is a discussion on Options within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-26-2010, 01:10 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Options

    I've been thinking alot about what to do with my horses, I have 3 horses but I keep holding out for that one horse who will take me as far as it can. Brady is turning 16 years old, he's a great barrel horse but at 16 he's pretty much reached his full potential. Which is a 1D/2D horse (1D is the fastest horses, 2D is a second or half second off the fastest) I love him, but he's an anybodys horse kinda horse. He likes everyone, it's not the greatest bond in the world. Eightysix is a 3 year old grade horse, unknown breed. He's just now cantering the barrels, and he's good but I don't think he's going to keep up with the horses around here. Around here the competition has been compared to be the same as at the high level rodeos. He's going to mature around 14.1-14.2, he'd make a great kids horse with more time. He's laid back as can be and has only ever bucked once with a rider, awesome going little horse. I think that was my grandpa whose the half owner of him planned on anyway, he always mentioned how he's brought him up to be a kids horse. My last horse is my mare, a 2D horse who has ran in the 1D and won it before. Never selling her, have had her for 8 years.
    So for options...
    A) keep the 3 of them and sell what happens
    B) keep Patty (mare) and Eightysix, sell Brady or let my mom have him back (she doesn't want to sell him)
    C) keep Patty, sell both geldings. Buy a 2 year old filly who I think has poetential and concentrate on showing and riding Patty while I bring my filly up. I would have over a year of just riding and showing Patty.

    I'm a bit fed up with having 3 horses also

    *congrats if you made it all the way through*
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        12-26-2010, 03:10 PM
      #2
    Showing
    First of all, 3 horses is A LOT. I'm not sure how much time you have (if you are in school or work), but I have 2 horses and they take my almost all free time.

    If you are unsure whether to keep them or not, I'd say 3) : sell geldings in great homes and get the horse with the potential.
         
        12-26-2010, 03:13 PM
      #3
    Banned
    I would sell both geldings. Its hard to keep your focus when you have different horses running. Focus on your mare and bring a new youngster along.

    While I am sure your geldings are great horses and would probably be amazing lower level competitors, its obvious that you have a bond with the mare.
         
        12-26-2010, 03:26 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Yes, 3 horses is more than I like. I did fine with 2, I liked having 2 horses.plus only having 2 horses would let me actually be able to ride other people's horses and make money when I get offered it. And I can't sell my mare, like you said I'm bonded to her, hard to sell a horse that will do anything for you. Even if she is a witch lol.This is the filly I want, I like her build and her breeding.
    Gorgeous and Versatile!

    Crystal Blue Smoke Quarter Horse
         
        12-26-2010, 03:34 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    3 horses is one too many id say if you really want to excel on one or two of them, this is just my opinion if you thought about selling one id sell the 16 year old. He seems he could make another person happy and give you more time to work with your other two have fun working with them goodluck(:
         
        12-26-2010, 04:01 PM
      #6
    Banned
    Well I know what you feel I have 3 horses. But I'm NOT selling, I couldn't do it. They are family.

    But I probably would sell a gelding and have two to keep up with.
    Good luck with whatever you do!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Please help me with my bit options! BigBenny Horse Tack and Equipment 3 07-10-2010 12:32 PM
    Grr.. Feed Options. ButterfliEterna Horse Nutrition 0 06-11-2010 06:17 PM
    Options? wishingforahorse Horse Talk 5 02-01-2010 03:58 PM
    So many options! Whipple English Riding 7 02-24-2009 12:06 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0