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post #1 of 5 Old 06-20-2012, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Some Opinions Wanted, Who to Sell???

I've found my self in an unusual delema. For the last few years I've been looking for my "heart horse" to replace my colt that had to be put down, one that I click with and that can physically do the type of riding I'm into. The goal has always been to have one saddle horse for me and one project that I could train and have as a second horse that others could ride. I don't 'bond' easily, so I have spent a few years rehabilitating and rehoming rescues. I loved my spooky mare that I sold this year, but she wasnt right for what I do. Two horses are right for me financially and time wise.

I ended up with my appy filly, "Docs Sonata Dream", last june when my barn owner was trading for another horse. Long story short, She chose me. I was set on selling her this year, but I totally click with her, love her personality and she will be exactly what I want physically once she matures. The more I worked with her, the more I realized she will be exactly what I want, just very young now.

This spring I purchased my arab, lady, because my little appy is 2, and I don't want to do any strenuous riding on her till 4 or 5 and I needed a riding horse. She and I are both having a totall blast on the trails. She loves the same speed and type of riding I do. she is so happy to be able to canter down the trail after years of being forced to just walk.

Then there is Romeo. I fell instantly in love with him seeing him standing in the meat buyers pen. I have another thread about halter breaking an untouched 18hh clydesdale stallion(now gelding). I'm building a really unique relationship of trust with him. He would make a good trail horse with work, and he is absolutely stunning to look at(I'm a little biased). He isn't as fast as I personally want, and 18hh is a bit of a climb to get on on the trail.

to be practical I really need to look at cutting back to two horses. Who do I sell? I have never had more than one horse that I 'click' with. In 10 years I've had 2, untill now
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-20-2012, 12:03 PM
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It sounds like you have 3 really great horses.

I've found myself in this situation, actually. I have one phenomenal riding horse, a mare that is bred to die for and has mountains of potential, and a couple of project horses.

I've considered selling my mare because paper wise, she ha the best chance in the selling world. But our bond is just too amazing to let go of her. I've literally put up about 3 ads now and deleted all of them within a day.

It was actually a great way for me to decide who was most important to me and who I couldn't stand to lose.

Out of practicality, I'd say your gelding is going to be the hardest to fit what you want. The rescue aspect makes it hard because you DO create such a unique bond with a rescue.

I would suggest testing the waters. Put an ad up and see who responds. Take your time to pick the perfect home. Don't be in a rush. And see what speaks to you from there.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-20-2012, 12:04 PM
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Mare* lol. Darn autocorrect on phone! Won't let me edit.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-20-2012, 12:27 PM
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I'd keep the two mares and look at leasing out Romeo once he was better situated. He sounds like he might need more time before he's ready for a home. The young mare sounds perfect for the future and the Arab is filling your riding need. Maybe you could turn Romeo into a husband horse and sell or lease him to someone as that.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-20-2012, 12:34 PM
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Well, you have three really good horses it sonds like. And I would hate to get rid of any if I was you, but in your situation, it sounds like you need to get rid of one. And Romeo seems to be the least perfect horse. To big, to slow, not clicking, yup. He's gone.

I'm sorry you have to get rid of a horse, but a lot of people are forced to do this. Especially with this economy.

Please tell us which one goes if you do get rid of one.

Hello! I wish I had a horse of my own.... I am working hard to earn $1500 this year though! There just doesn't seem to be very many good horses on the market though......
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