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post #1 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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why do i torture myself?

I realize I'm not in a position to buy a horse. YET. But I still spend hours on the internet looking at potential buys. It's a shame/good that I think through all big decisions or else I'd go buy a horse tomorrow.
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post #2 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 07:47 AM
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I have 4 horses and still look and see what's out there! lol
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post #3 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 08:02 AM
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Even my trainer, who manages a dressage stable and has 3 horses of her own and no extra stalls admits that she still surfs the sale ads.

I know that I spend way too much time looking at sale ads for horses that would be entirely inappropriate for me. It's just fun to see what's out there.
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post #4 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TheLauren View Post
I realize I'm not in a position to buy a horse. YET. But I still spend hours on the internet looking at potential buys. It's a shame/good that I think through all big decisions or else I'd go buy a horse tomorrow.
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It's good to want.....that's what gives us the drive to work. It's good to dream for the same reason.

I'm personally delighted you're spending the time thinking it through.....a horse is a big responsibility and to enjoy one fully I think you need to make sure you've considered every angle.

One day, you're dream will come true..... Patience is a virtue.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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post #5 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 11:11 AM
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I still search the horses for sale ads as well even though I have no intention of acquiring another horse. Then again, you never know what will happen.

Two years ago I was casually browsing horses for sale in my arena and happened to start looking further south in my province "just for fun". I happened to come across an ad for my dear old gelding that I used to own. I had reluctantly sold him to friends many years ago and then found out he was sold again. I always regretted selling him, but due to life circumstances at the time, I thought it was the best decision for all. Needless to say, after seeing his ad, it took me all of two days to contact the owners, purchase him and bring him home again.
This is a decision I will never regret. We now live on an acreage where we have lots of space and a few other horses. Although Sam is 22 now, he is healthy, happy and still going strong. Had I not seen his ad, I shudder to think where he might be now.

Keep looking, because you never know how your circumstances might change.
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post #6 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 03:28 PM
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I too was in a situation where I didn't actually think I would be able to purchase a horse. However I looked anyway, and now I have my new mare who I love so much. It's okay to surf, whatever the reason is.. As long as you're still grateful for the blessings you do have and don't become jealous of what you don't have. :)
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post #7 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 03:32 PM
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Horses are a big responsibility, but what they bring into our lives is unmeasureable-I've had a lot through the years & still miss most of them. Do have to say there were a couple that I was glad to see go down the road-we certainly don't click w/all of them & sometimes that doesn't show up for awhile.
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post #8 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 03:55 PM
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Haha and here i thought i was the only one who did this. Im in the same boat as you, op. i really want a horse at this point, but it isnt feasible right now...doesnt stop me from dreaming though ;)
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post #9 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 03:55 PM
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While my barn is full, I routinely look at horses for sale in my area. It gives me a good perspective on what prices are like, if certain horses are being resold consistently, if certain people appear to be horse traders, etc. You never know when this information will be of useful.
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post #10 of 15 Old 12-31-2012, 07:51 PM
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It's addiction!
I have about 15 on my "to buy" list...

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