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post #1 of 6 Old 08-21-2009, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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soo frustrated!!!

ok so I have been kinda sorta looking for an older horse for trail riding. I told myself I would not buy unless it was a really good deal. Well I have fornd a 15 y/o gelding for $350!! I have seen pictures of him and he looks really good. I talked to his owners and got directions to their place to go ride and check him over. I know I need to get a vet check and all. The only problem is my parents. I am 18 and still live at home, I start school at a local community college on monday. They will not let me buy another horse. their excuse- We have three other horses you dont ride. Well they are green broke. if that. One of them has almost landed me in the hospital on quite a few occasions. and I have been trying to get them to sell them for like 6 months. they wont even try. How can I reason with them? I just want an old poke along trail buddy. Not scared, stubborn, and untrained. Ugh. They say I wont have time for a horse once college starts. I need the stress releif of being able to get on my horse without having to worry about the stick that breaks and scares him so bad that I almost go head first into a tree. I just wanna ride.

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Originally Posted by spookychick13
What Lone said.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-24-2009, 03:17 AM
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They have a point about not having much time once you start classes. I think maybe you should wait a week or so after your classes have started, just to see if you will have time for another horse. As for reasoning with them... I wish you well lol.

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I agree, college can be a drain on barn time. I'm starting my sophomore year classes on Monday, and I consider myself very lucky to be able to keep my horse (many thanks to my sister, who takes care of him for me). I go to a small school about an hour from home, but it's a residential school, so I live on campus. I am able to come home most weekends, and I have a nice, long Christmas break, but if it werent for my sis, I don't know what I'd do with Scout.

I'm fuzzy on the 3 horses you already have. Do your parents not ride? Do they want to keep these 3, or do they not want to be bothered with the hassle of marketing and selling them? 3 "green broke" horses is a lot for any recreational owner. If I were in your situation (granted, with my parents... and my horse-lovin', awesome sister to help), I would consider selling at least the least trained of the current horses (I don't know what your situation is this way, but in my family the horses are kinda my project. If I wanted to sell mine, I'd be asked for a reason why, and then told that it's my job to handle it), and take a look around for an older, seasoned trail horse. $350 is a darn good price, but it is low. Could be the economy forcing a low price, it's definitely a buyer's market right now, but there could be serious issues with the horse. Look close, get a vet check.

This is a touchy thing, be sure of what your physical capabilities are. I sound like my dad right now, but College Comes First, Horses Are a Bonus. Don't stretch yourself too thin, it runs you down and won't do you any good at study time.

Hope that helps a bit, best of luck with your situation and with classes!

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-24-2009, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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had my first day of college today. I got outta class did my homework and was done by 1:00pm. So Im thinking college is not gonna be a big problem. And also, my parents arent as horsey as I am. My dad loves them but doesnt have time for them. He rides them every now and then. I'm so scared when he gets on our horses. OK first history of our horses. One sock: best trained outta the group, very stubborn, high headed, and kinda dumb, hates railroad tracks. Got him for free, family friend couldnt keep him. He has flipped over on top of me and will rear and buck when not ridden. (Although when he flipped over on me he was being ridden consistently) Red: free from a friend, not very trained at all, before he came to us we were told he bucked a guy off and broke his back (kicked i think) very friendly although is skittish if you move to fast, extremly smart! i gave only ridden him once only at a walk. I would like to keep him. Dandy: got from family friends for 500, was abused before they rescued him, extremly skittish, not mean, will not come up to you, spooks at everything, I used to ride him alot but I got tired of getting up off the ground every time I got on. Used to be a very well trained horse. spins and has a great western pleasure headset and lope, turns on a dime. He has thrown me every time I got on. almost broken my back, and threw me where my head passed inches from a tree. very unpredictable when scared. (which is all the time) ok so thats my horses. we are a recreational riding family. I love riding. I dont want anything fancy. But I also wanna be able to ride worry free. My moms all for selling the horses, but my dad says he will mess with them. he never will. lol. ugh i cant get him to listen.

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Originally Posted by spookychick13
What Lone said.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-24-2009, 11:24 PM
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Maybe you should get a horse that is trained. so you dont have to spend as much time training him...
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-24-2009, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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my dad doesnt want the hassle of selling them although i would happily do it for him. That way i could buy us a good riding horse that I dont have to worry about freaking out at something. IDK if you have ever seen your dad get bucked off and not get up but it scared me to death. my dad is my idol. and I dont want him to get hurt. I know he's a grown man, but still he doesnt need any more wear and tear on his body. he does soo much allready.

Also the horse I was looking at was a 15 y/o trail horse. pretty much exactly what I wanted. I know a bit about health so I was gonna go look at him myself to see if there was anything obvious and if I really liked him I would ask them for a vet check. If they wanted me to pay for it or what not. We have a really good equine vet around here. and my sister was a vet tech at a really nice clinic that saw alot of horses.

When In Doubt Let Your Horse Do The Thinkin
Originally Posted by spookychick13
What Lone said.

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