08-24-2011, 12:29 PM
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Thinking about Selling...
I’ve been thinking about this for a few weeks now… about selling one of my horses… specifically Jaxxon.
Yeah, I’ve been wondering if I should sell my Jaxinator. It seems like I have no time for my horses anymore. I barely have time to ride anymore, what with college and homework… it’s pretty tough. I have no job and it’s very unlikely that I’ll get one anytime soon, as I’m attending college four days a week at different hours and no place I’ve put in applications at is willing to work with my schedule, so I’m relying on financial aid for college tuition, books, gas money, and, whatever is left over, ‘horse money’.
Really, as a full time college student, having three horses right now is a hassle… especially when one is an older mare who isn’t exactly an easy-keeper anymore, one is a younger gelding who is an extremely easy keeper, and the other is a ‘green’ colt who needs someone more dedicated to training than I can be at the moment.
However, if I actually do decide to sell, the only horse I’d be willing to part with is Jaxxon. My Dakota was my sixteenth birthday present from my great uncle, who is now dead, so he holds a special place in my heart, and my Gypsie was my first horse and will have a forever home with me. Jaxxon was given to me last year, and he’s still not quite fitting in with our herd, though they tolerate him better and he does have a buddy.
He’s a real sweetheart and tries his hardest to do what you want and he’s extremely smart. Jaxxon stands very well for baths and for trimming, though he’s never had shoes. He’s a very loving boy and will let you do just about anything to him, he’s very trusting. He loads and hauls. He rides with a halter or a sidepull, and I’ve ridden him with a snaffle bit a few times. He also rides bareback or with a saddle and will w/t/c easily and willingly. He’s easy to worm an put medication or flyspray on. Jax has been ridden by me, by my best friend, and by my thirteen year old cousin, and her eleven year old sister. He’s also been ridden double by me and my four year old cousin.
I’m still unsure on selling him, but I know that it isn’t fair to him to keep him and never use him to his potential. He doesn’t have the greatest conformation, but for a little trail horse or even a ‘just for fun’ horse for a younger person, I think he’d be pretty nice. He’s three years old and is about 14.3 hands right now, though he should mature to 15 or 15.1 hands. I’m also not sure what I would ask for him if I do decide to sell him…