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    09-07-2010, 02:47 AM
"Oh we're selling Magic (Not real name) because we don't have enough room in the paddock and because Jane (Not real name) is quitting riding. We'll sell her to you cheaper (Au$2,000 cheaper mind you) because we trust you and think you'll do a good job because you did a good job with Joe (who hasn't competed in yonks because I don't event/jump anymore)."

So Mum was like "You don't have time or room for this horse until you finish final year and sell two others". In the meantime the sellers have purchased two new horses - one for Jane and her daughter.
"Oh Jane, thought you weren't riding anymore,"
"Magic is too heavy on the bit and downhill for me, so I bought Dust"
A successful, medium graded dressage horse is heavy on the bit and downhill? Alarm bells go off and so I begin the search for a different horse =P
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    09-07-2010, 09:02 AM
Yes, we picked Sonya up the day before she would be going to meat. If we didn't pick her up....
    09-07-2010, 02:45 PM
Not really a terrible excuse, but when I bought Flash the owner told me she was selling because she didn't have time for him. I was later told by the lady who owned him previous to her that when she mounted him he would just stand there and she could not make him go..
    09-07-2010, 03:44 PM
I just saw one the other day on craigslist. They were selling their gelding because he bucked. And "did not buck until he watched another horse we were training do it. We believe he was mocking him." (Yes mocking him haha). They did not have the time to retrain him because of the other horses they were training.
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    10-04-2012, 04:00 PM
Oh lol. Or what about, when the horse is too thin, *Oh, he's just skinny cause he's a boy and worried about his self image.*

I totally did a double take on that one. True Story, told to me about an anemic colt
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    10-04-2012, 05:10 PM
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I have had a lot of horses over the years-sold very few-I hate doing that. I've had horses that I've paid thousands for & a couple of "free" ones. All have been treated equally. Now, due to things beyond my control-(hubby needed emergency surgery-bills over $45,000) my last 2 loves will have to be re-homed. I'll probably relenquish to a rescue-found one that follows the horse for at least a year & takes them back if they are not being cared for in a proper manner.My horses are in their early 20's but sound & I do ride them. It's a heart-breaker for sure.
    10-04-2012, 06:09 PM
I never did get the "great deals on weanlings/yearlings to make room.for next years foal crop!"
They aren't crops. And if you don't have room or can't sell what you are producing, maybe you shouldn't breed anymore...
    10-12-2012, 03:47 AM
Originally Posted by haviris    
Well that one doesn't make since, it was still A sized, but large A, maybe they were planning on letting their kids ride it. I don't agree w/ riding minis (although I just go w/ the 20% rule, and wouldn't have a problem w/ a kid small enough), but I don't understand buying a mini for a kid to ride, if they want something the kid can ride buy a pony! For one thing, how long would the kid have? Not long before they've out grown it and it's back for sale.

Oooooh, actually I disagree.

I know this little girl/pony lead rein combination from my local show circut... the kids like, 2, and rides on a lunge lead a Large Cat B mini pony. She's had it for a year and is no way too big for it.. Her legs don't go halfway down its belly! They are a great pair, she's always patting it and bending down giving it kisses in the middle of a class. She would be albsolutely dwarfed on a larger pony but o her mini she really seems to enjoy herself.

Altho I kinda question letting a 2yr old on a horse, she wears a back protecter, helmet, safety stirrups and everything, ad the mini seems to have beautiful manners so I guess its cool.
    10-12-2012, 04:41 AM
One thing I've seen numerous times is "Has a great sense of humor".
    10-12-2012, 05:52 AM
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Well, that generally might mean that the horse doeas lots of goofy stuff, is to some level mouthy and/or pushy and, quite possible, also fearless to new objects + curious. Sum this all up and you get a bold horse who likes interacting with stuff and playing around = "good sense of humor".
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