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post #11 of 21 Old 07-02-2012, 10:13 PM
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As hard as it is ... you did good :)
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post #12 of 21 Old 07-02-2012, 10:16 PM
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Good for you, for having the wisdom to know and the strength to take action.
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post #13 of 21 Old 07-02-2012, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Sometimes you have to put on big girl/boy pants and just move on.
Kudos to you GH...
Yup you do, and what is more by deciding a while ago that I needed to do this I was able to market them carefully and there was no fire sale, and no giveaways, tells me I had collected some nice horses, and other people valued them as well
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post #14 of 21 Old 07-03-2012, 03:31 PM
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You (being everyone) have to keep what you can afford to take care of. For years we had 'extra' horses so our kids' friends could ride with them. But after a very expensive Strangles scare, having to put out big $$ for the vaccines, my husband and I said that was a dumb reason to keep horses. Friends could buy their own horses!
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post #15 of 21 Old 07-03-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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post #16 of 21 Old 07-16-2012, 02:23 PM
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I am just now finding this thread, and kudos to you for doing the right thing! I almost sold my guy last year wen my family had money issues and cried many times over it, so I can only imagine having to sell many of my babies! But you did what you had to and I think we all know sometimes that can be hard to do.
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post #17 of 21 Old 07-16-2012, 03:33 PM
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I am right now where you have been. We have seven horses and I am attached to all of them. We have so many because they were for other family members to ride. ( They ride them a couple of times a year) The expense of taking care of seven horses with out pasture and keeping them up to date on all medical needs and the farrier is getting very expensive when we only ride about four on a regular basis. I have found it very hard for me to let them go. I have one of them on the internet to sell right now but have found several excuses why that person may not be the right home for him. I know that I will be better off if I sale about 3 to a good homes but it has been tearing me apart. Your story is helping me to know that I have made the right decision I need to sell them. Wish me luck on finding the right homes for my precious horses.

If anyone is out there that is looking for extremly gentle horse, I have a couple of beautiful palominos for sale. Lol

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post #18 of 21 Old 07-16-2012, 03:48 PM
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God bless you for making hard, but good decisions.

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post #19 of 21 Old 07-16-2012, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Wish me luck on finding the right homes for my precious horses.

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I wish you all the luck in the world, sometimes the right person just comes along at the right time, remember you don't need lots of buyers, only the right ones.

It sucks big time going through the whole selling process, I know for sure that some of mine are on better homes than they had here. Some have gone to people with more horse knowledge than me, some have gone to places with more facilities, it still hurts.
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post #20 of 21 Old 07-16-2012, 05:36 PM
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I totally understand your reasons-I used to have 8 horses, then 2 for awhile, then 4 for a few years & now back to 2, which works for me, for now. I don't think I'll ever have more, but only 1 seems kinda sad. Glad you are feeling better financially-times are just so bad right now. Hope your heart lightens as you know they all got good homes.
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