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    08-24-2011, 05:24 PM
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Foal
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I have a 8 year old canadian mare that my mum and I have raised from 3 month old. I'm getting to the point where I want to do more jumping and showing. She is quite stocky and not so much the athletic type. Also, about 2 years ago, she got a suspensory ligament injury, that has healed up nicely, but I don't want to just her too high because of it.... I want to buy horse that is not so heavy built but I can't unless I sell the horse I have. If you were in my situation, what would you do?
PS. I am 15 years old and have been around horses for as long as I can remember.
     
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    08-25-2011, 10:16 PM
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I think it comes down to the question: do you love this particular horse enough to adjust your riding to her abilities, even if it means holding off on jumping? Or would you rather have a horse that can take you to higher levels?

This is just me, but I would never sell a horse just to move up in my riding ability. I'm not saying it's wrong, I just wouldn't do it. When I buy a horse, I have every intention of keeping it forever, for better or for worse. I wanted to be a hunter jumper at one time, but my horse doesn't jump. So now we just stick to trail riding. It's all about compromise.

If you do choose to sell her, I don't see anything wrong with it as long as you know she'd be well cared for. It's completely up to you.
     
    08-26-2011, 05:36 AM
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Green Broke
No one can make the decision for you.

Although carefully consider the situation. You have a horse that, besides their potential ability, you are quite happy with it seems. If you get a new horse, there is no guarantee that they will be better at your chosen sport than your current one, and there is no guarantee that you and the horse will be a good match, which is often something you can't trial prior to purchase

You mention her build and her injury, but have you actually had any problems with her yet? Have you hit the point where you cannot go any further with this mare, or are you just considering the future?

A third point, which is worth considering I think but is of course not really my business and related to your life, is that at 15 years old your life is likely to change dramatically over the next few years. All kids say they won't grow out of horses, but for a lot of people priorities shift, whether it be for school work (which gets harder) or friends or boyfriends. I got a young horse when I was 13 and by the time I was 15-16 it was ready it was for full work, but I wasn't. I had my school certificate, a boyfriend, teenage dramas etc, and then I left home and had to sell my horse. Through all this, I would have to loved to have kept my old horse who I didn't like as much, but that I could just jump on and ride and do whatever with in my spare. I already knew him but I couldn't do that with a new horse, a young one.

Also, as you get to higher levels, a new horse that will be competitive is likely to be expensive but I guess you have already thought about that.

If I were, I would really think about it. If you like this mare besides everything else take her as far as you can go, she may not be affected by the injury. See if you are going to have the time and money to actually excel in your chosen discipline, and keep your options open for the future.

Good luck.
     
    08-26-2011, 08:27 AM
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Started
My husband has found out the hard way that once I buy a horse, it's forever!! I'm really starting to get a herd going. Selling is really a personal choice, no right or wrong answer from what I see about your situation. \
     
    09-05-2011, 11:55 PM
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Weanling
I realize this is a pretty late comment but How did you treat the ligament issue? I have a horse that I think has it too and I plan on taking him to the vet soon but I wanna know what to do with him...
     
    09-06-2011, 11:12 AM
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Foal
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I realize this is a pretty late comment but How did you treat the ligament issue? I have a horse that I think has it too and I plan on taking him to the vet soon but I wanna know what to do with him...
Hose his leg or put a cold wrap on for 10 min. Twice a day. Then at least a month of no running or playing. I would definitely have a vet check him out also.
     

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