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post #1 of 9 Old 06-10-2010, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Sampsons mine now?!

Sorry, time to rant. Very long, please pee now if you have to.

I just hate it when people basically assume caring for a horse is cheap and easy.

I told kev for years how much dedication it took to be a horse owner let alone a FIRST time horse owner. I told him and listed the minimum hours he was required to spend with his horse getting to know him and building a bond of trust with this animal (who's nervous anyway). I listed the days I or my trainer were available to give him lessons on a schooling horse of his choice so he could learn patience, balance, and over all horseback riding. I explained to him and listed the minimum amount of money he should expect to spend the first two months of buying a new horse and I listed the equiptment he absolutely needed to have to start with this horse. HE DOESN'T GET IT!!!!

Before we picked up the horse he was at the barn every day during all my hours and asking questions and learning. He was improving and coming along at a nice pace and now Sampson has been at the barn for about 2.5 weeks and he's seen his prospective owner maybe 4 times. Today was the last straw. I blew up at him today and claimed full ownership of his horse. I paid him back the half he paid for the horse (we co-owned) and my trainer put my name on the owners sheet. Kev willingly signed him over to me which is even more of a shocker because he was over the top excited to get him!

He said he didn't know what it would cost to own this animal or the time it would take to gain the trust of this animal. EXCUSE ME WHAT?!!!!! I listed it all out for you way way way in advance! How did you not know!!!!! I wanted to grab him by the shirt collar and slap him but I only come up to the middle of his chest. I am glad he willingly signed over his half of the horse to me. Sampson trust me, knows me, and is a great horse but he really needs to be able to trust someone. He visibly shakes if the person handling him is nervous at all or shows any sort of insecurities towards their horsemanship skills so I am happy about that.

It still majorly pisses me off though that despite everything I told him and that others told him he still said he was fine with everything, could cover whatever for this animal and he really couldn't! It pisses me off.

I do understand he has other obligations and I won't list them publicly here but I do know that he has 2+ hours a day of free time where he could have come out and spent time with Sampson.

It might just be that time of the month but this really pisses me off. In the end Sampson is fine which is all that matters but he really should have thought this through.

I think I'm done. I think I feel better.

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-10-2010, 07:08 AM
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wow, at least Sampson has a proper owner now and will care for him properly. :)
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-10-2010, 12:15 PM
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Don't you think it's a bit odd that he was going to the barn everyday before he got his own horse? He hasn't had the horse long enough to get burned out or anything. Maybe the horse wasn't the right fit. It just seems to me that a first time horse owner would be better suited to a nice quiet calm horse. My horse is the nervous type and is my first horse. When I first got him, I wasn't confident in handling horses, so I made him more nervous and he made me nervous with all his nervousness. I ended up making it work by hiring a trainer to work with us both, but I can tell you it wasn't the ideal situation. The nice quiet easy horses should be for the beginners and the nervous ones should be in the hands of people that have had plenty of horse handling experience and can help the horse with his confidence.
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-10-2010, 12:47 PM
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Well I'm a little shocked. Was definitely expecting a different outcome I guess. In the end you're right though, Sampson is fine and safe, so that's good. Some people just don't know what they're getting into until the animal is there I suppose - perhaps this is an example of that?
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Don't you think it's a bit odd that he was going to the barn everyday before he got his own horse? He hasn't had the horse long enough to get burned out or anything. Maybe the horse wasn't the right fit. It just seems to me that a first time horse owner would be better suited to a nice quiet calm horse. My horse is the nervous type and is my first horse. When I first got him, I wasn't confident in handling horses, so I made him more nervous and he made me nervous with all his nervousness. I ended up making it work by hiring a trainer to work with us both, but I can tell you it wasn't the ideal situation. The nice quiet easy horses should be for the beginners and the nervous ones should be in the hands of people that have had plenty of horse handling experience and can help the horse with his confidence.
exactly and that's what I kept telling him but "nope I want this one, we can learn together!" Sampsons great for the right person...I think after spending time with him Kev got scared and didn't want to say anything? Too bad but like the person above said, now Sampsons in the right hands. Still, it pushes all my wrong buttons.

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-10-2010, 03:49 PM
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Could it be possible that his interest in the horse was actually more of an interest in you? Maybe when he didn't see progress in that area he moved on? At any rate I'm glad that beautiful Belgian has you.
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-10-2010, 07:28 PM
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^^^Heh, I don't know enough of the back story to have suggested it, but I was thinking the same thing. He was there every time she had free time for him.....

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-10-2010, 07:36 PM
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LOL I thought the exact same thing when I read this.

In any event...Sampson is gorgeous and he and your mare are a lovely pair. Good luck with him!
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I was thinking that as well but he also knows who I'm with and how long we've been together so unless he's incredibly hard headed(very possible) he should have known that stuff. Either way at least Sampsons in good hands now.

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