Im new here and have been looking around. I see threads about people selling there horse or not liking there lease and not sure if they should switch because of the horse.
So im wondering Is it normal for people to have problems selling there horse?
Me I alway have my main riding horses for sale. My wife has her horse that is hers and not for sale.
I think it mainly depends on the relationship. Sometimes other circumstances. I know lots of ppl whe have a "forever" horse, and other horses that are used for a particular goal.
Example: the "forever" horse and owner have achieved that perfect meld of personalitys, the rider knows the horse's quirks and vice versa, and maybe the rider wants something to challange them a little more or in a different way. But that total understanding between the rider and the new horse is never achieved for whatever reason. Nothing wrong with that horse, but the owner doesn't have that type of attachment/relationship to that horse, so they move on.
My "forever horse" is like my safety net at times. I know that if I'm having a hard time w/ another horse, or I just want to ride with out a particular goal, he's always there. He reminds me of what I've accomplished, and how far I've come. I can hone new skills on him, working out the kinks before using it on other horses.
I have friends who say im weird. I sold my cutting horse got a great penning/sorting horse and listed her for sale the next day. For way more then I bought her for. We click and are a great team sorting, but if I can make money off of her she is sold and I get another 3 year old to work with.