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post #1 of 3 Old 08-24-2011, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about Selling...

Iíve been thinking about this for a few weeks nowÖ about selling one of my horsesÖ specifically Jaxxon.

Yeah, Iíve 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 homeworkÖ itís pretty tough. I have no job and itís very unlikely that Iíll get one anytime soon, as Iím attending college four days a week at different hours and no place Iíve put in applications at is willing to work with my schedule, so Iím relying on financial aid for college tuition, books, gas money, and, whatever is left over, Ďhorse moneyí.

Really, as a full time college student, having three horses right now is a hassleÖ especially when one is an older mare who isnít exactly an easy-keeper anymore, one is a younger gelding who is an extremely easy keeper, and the other is a Ďgreení 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 Iíd 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 heís still not quite fitting in with our herd, though they tolerate him better and he does have a buddy.

Heís a real sweetheart and tries his hardest to do what you want and heís extremely smart. Jaxxon stands very well for baths and for trimming, though heís never had shoes. Heís a very loving boy and will let you do just about anything to him, heís very trusting. He loads and hauls. He rides with a halter or a sidepull, and Iíve 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. Heís 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. Heís also been ridden double by me and my four year old cousin.

Iím still unsure on selling him, but I know that it isnít fair to him to keep him and never use him to his potential. He doesnít have the greatest conformation, but for a little trail horse or even a Ďjust for funí horse for a younger person, I think heíd be pretty nice. Heís three years old and is about 14.3 hands right now, though he should mature to 15 or 15.1 hands. Iím also not sure what I would ask for him if I do decide to sell himÖ

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-24-2011, 05:30 PM
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Have you ever considered leasing him?

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-24-2011, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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No, I haven't... I don't know if anyone out here has ever leased a horse out... and I wouldn't even know where to start with leasing him, lol... but i may look into it...

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