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post #1 of 13 Old 10-16-2008, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Unbelievable - rant

As I mentioned in a different post, the paint horse I got last week has to go. He is too dominant and is beating the blazes out of Bobo. The poor guy has some pretty vicious bits and a clump of tail hair pulled out. Anyway while I was at the tack shop the other day I was talking to the owner and explained that I wanted to trade the paint in for a pony or donkey just for companionship. She gave me the name of a local guy who usually has ponies for sale or trade.

I called him up and he came over to see my horse, an 8 year old paint gelding in great shape and about 15h. Liked him. Told me about a "15 year old", black, gaited gelding ~14h that would be perfect. He told me he got him a few weeks ago, anyone could ride him, he was a little thin but doing well on the pasture he had him in. Thin - not a problem, I'm very good at bringing around a thin horse. He had another person interested in him that rode him the other day but he promised him to me so I had first option.

Great - let's go see him. We get to the farm he was pastured and he called out to him. This poor horse comes over and he is about 250 underweight - not thin - little more then skin and bones. He looked a lot older then 15 so I check his mouth - he had no top teeth. It was hard to tell if they were worn away by cribbing or just missing. Then it hits me - you actually put a saddle on this horse and had someone ride him!!!!!

It was all I could do not grab him by his shirt and shake some decency into him. It was nice that he had this horse on pasture and trying to bring him around but to show him to someone under saddle, let alone misrepresent him to me? He had the nerve to be surprised that the horse had no teeth then actually ask if I still wanted to trade for him!

"No". I'll just keep my horse for now.

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-16-2008, 10:47 AM
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holy crap!!!!! poor horse. do you know where he got him from? does this man have other horses that appear in good sound health? why oh why in the world would you even attempt to put a saddle on him??? your a better woman that me i would have oooooo i dont even know! what a jerk! hopefully that poor guy gets fed at the least...do you know why he has him? i know im asking a lot of questions. sorry, but that kind of stuff really ticks me off. especialy since i just rescued a horse that was about in the same health,but she has her teeth and sht is 2 1/5 years old.

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post #3 of 13 Old 10-16-2008, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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He had another horse in the pasture that was thin but not in as poor condition. There was plenty of grass so I don't know what condition the horse was in when he got him or where he got him.
(btw, i hope I'm not a better woman then you - my name is Bill )

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post #4 of 13 Old 10-16-2008, 11:08 AM
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ok ima a goober ahhhh sorry Bill!!!! hehe

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OHHHHHH... That just makes me sick!!!

I know you didn't expect to see that..wow..and then to let someone ride the poor guy.....grrrrrrrr...some people just won't EVER get it...:roll:


Do you want to trade??? PFFFTTT!!! :roll: Was he serious??? Really???

Who in their right mind would trade a horse for that poor thing???

These are all rhetorical questions....I'm just in awe of the gumption of some people!

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post #6 of 13 Old 10-16-2008, 02:12 PM
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Well, Bill, I've seen you post it before...you can't fix stupid. ;)

If you lived closer to me I'd let you have our pony.

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-16-2008, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jen. MI is a long way off but I did drive to Green Bay a few years ago to pick up a motorcycle I bought (~2,200 miles round trip).

I put an ad on Craig's List for the paint. He bit Bobo again this morning. He is as sweet as can be around people but he is so dominant and assertive with my horse, who is too big to be as submissive as he is.

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post #8 of 13 Old 10-16-2008, 05:28 PM
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...I did drive to Green Bay a few years ago to pick up a motorcycle I bought (~2,200 miles round trip).
Oh, I see where your priorities are.

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Poor bobo, is there any way you can seperate them? Maybe with hot wire or something...at least till you sell the new one.

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post #10 of 13 Old 10-16-2008, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks TG, yes I can separate them but Bobo doesn't do well alone, even if he is just a fence away. Once he is saddled he knows it's time to work and you can take him anywhere but unsaddled and he needs to be in the same pasture (he is such a neurotic horse). If I'm out there he is fine but otherwise, no.

Jen, those were the days when gas was only about $1.50 and the bike was for resale! Besides you didn't mention cookies.

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