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    05-10-2012, 06:28 PM

Okay so I have 3 horses a QH, a Paint TB, and a Paint mustang. And me and my mom were talking about getting me a trained barrel horse. But id have to get rid or 2 of my horses, I told her im not getting rid of my paint TB, I spent too much on him and for him, and with him to get rid of him after a year. And that codys hers and I wouldnt want to get rid of him as he's a good fit for her. And my dad said we could have 4 horses so I could still get another but probley not a $3000+.

I was also thinking about getting a yearling instead of getting a broke horse to train na dwhen he's almost 3 send him to my trainer.

What would you do? Sell two to get one even though ones moms and the other you spent lots of money on in the past year? Or get another cheeper one and train him yourself?
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    05-10-2012, 06:42 PM
How old are you? You seem young, and I don't mean that in a bad way at all. If you are indeed young, I can assume you will graduate from high school in a few years (or sooner) and move on and off to college. Buying a yearling and waiting to train it is a good idea, but if you going to be heading to college or moving out, whatever it will be hard to stick to your plan. I personally think you should sell the horse you have and get something more suited to what you want to do. Why can't you train the horses you have now to barrel race?
    05-10-2012, 10:00 PM
That's the plan is to start him this summer and run him next. I am graduating next. I bought my moms horse last year for her and year but my horses will be at my house I will be staying wit h rents for a few years while in collage. So they will be taken care of by mestill
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    05-10-2012, 10:08 PM
So you are a junior in high school and you bought a horse for your mom?
    05-10-2012, 11:15 PM
Last year I did. Sophmore year.
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    05-10-2012, 11:52 PM
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You're at a time in your life where you might be experiencing a lot of changes.

A young horse is good if you know you have the long term money and space to just have it around for a few years. I don't think you have this in your position. Additionally, many young horses hurt themselves, a lot could happen between now and when it's ready to be ridden. Also, being young you can't try it out - you have no idea if it's going to be good.

I'd probably lean to getting a more finished horse. Discuss it with your mother, if she is okay selling the horse she rides then that is okay. Keep the one you like the most. You don't really need 4 horses.
    05-11-2012, 12:17 AM
Her horse is the horse everyone rides. My paint seems to get little cuts nothing bad but just little ones. So I know they can get hurt. I'm willing to do the work. And if we would consider it id look and look until I find the right one.
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    05-11-2012, 09:44 AM
Personally it sounds alittle selfsh to even think about selling your moms horse to get yourself another horse. But that's just me and on top of that I don't know how into riding your mom is nor how often the horse is used so this statement is purely out of assumption. But even if my mom only rode once a year and that horse was content with that then I would never take that away from her, if I could keep him even if it ment sacrificing/postponing my own dreams when I had other horses to work with. :/
I bought my mom her horse and I would give my mom anything because I know she has scarficed alot for this is a sour subject for myself. But as you see if I was in you position I would sell the tb and the other horse your mom doesn't use to get your barrel prospect.

But then again I would also hold off until after you graduate and decide on school vs job and figure out your new schedule. If you don't think it will change then your nuts ;P after highschool everything changes and when it does give it some time and then make up the decision of getting the new horse

Good luck with deciding :)
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    05-11-2012, 10:38 AM
I'm confused. You want a trained barrel horse then a few sentences later a young one to train? Or do you want both?
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    05-11-2012, 11:37 AM
Originally Posted by natisha    
I'm confused. You want a trained barrel horse then a few sentences later a young one to train? Or do you want both?
She's trying to decide to either keep her current horses AND buy a young prospect OR sell some of the current horses and buy a trained barrel horse.
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