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    11-03-2010, 10:02 PM
Sell, Keep, What would you do?

I have a mare named Patty that I love to death, I've had her since she was 2 and I was 10. She's 9 now and I'm 17. But I have many issues with her, she's not the fastest horse in the world, and I never know if she's going to turn the barrel with me. She'll turn, but she'll go really wide. I've tried about everyway I know how to fix it too. But it's mainly me as a rider, I don't trust her enough to let her turn. She'll turn just fine for my mom or boyfriend at a show. I know we'd be good together if I could get with her, we used to be. But she started running past the barrel, and I stopped trusting her. I have 2 years left to run in my youth classes, before I have to run with the adults for good. (I run youth and open classes anyway). Barrel Racing is very competitive where I live. I also have a 15 year old gelding that I got in March, we keep getting faster and faster together. He's completely consistant and outruns the 2nd Division every time, in better shape he'll be winning. I also have a 3 year old colt that shows alot of promise. I wish I could get my mom to ride her for the winter and me stick with my colt an old gelding. My gelding is automatic, you have to trust him. Maybe if my mom rode her all winter and showed her, and I rode only my old gelding I could get with her later on in spring. I'm just confused, I'm very attached to this horse, more than any of the others, but were not advancing anymore and she frustrates me so much.
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    11-04-2010, 02:46 PM
Maybe you two just don't "click". It sounds like you and the gelding get a long much better. And by the time he gets a little too old, you'll have your three year old going good. The mare you have that you don't get along with seems... something in excess. It sounds like the only reason you're keeping her is personal attachment. If that is the case, I'd say sell her. Maybe she'd get along beter with someone else, and you'd both be better off.

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