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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I kind of figured also, that if they DID lease her and just decided she wasn't the right fit for them, it would still buy me some time to find another job and it might not even be a bit deal that she comes back...provided that she's sound and hasn't been 'messed up' at all. Then I could either keep her if that happened since I'd be financially stable again and she is actually REALLY easy to keep (she gets two flakes of hay and a RB right now and stays at a great weight) or I could try finding her a home more suitable if she decided she just isn't a lesson horse.
I really do think she'll fit in great there. She loves working and doesn't like 'fuss' at all. She'd much prefer you to catch her, tack her up, use her, then put her back than for you to just take her out to love on her, brush get, groom her, feed her treats, etc. I'll definitely make sure we have things super well laid out though in the contract if they do lease.
And with Kenzie, thats what I figured on her price. Given that she'll have JUST had her teeth floated (thats going to cost me $150 itself... >.>), she's at literally the perfect weight right now, and her hooves are really starting to come along (we're just still working on that left rear hoof trying to get it balanced better), $200 isn't much at all. Either way I'm going to pass along her blankets and some feed to start with since the blanket were free and for Kenzie, but I might keep her halter just for sentimental reasons. The only thing that really had me questioning whether I should ask money for her was that her hernia isn't fixed yet. She's 100% sound, healthy, and ready to move on with life other than that though.
Actually, it was really funny this morning. Its been HUMID and really warm for almost-November lately, and super rainy/muddy so the horses have been just sort of draggy. It was raining again today but the temperature is down a bit to 72, and I guess Kenzie was feeling GOOD today because when I let her go, as soon as I shut the gate (she knows not to walk away until I do) she went galloping, bucking, and farting off to her two new friends. Thats actually the first time I've seen her galloping and kicking up her heels just because she could in the pasture, and it was awesome! I was kind of worried she was going to kill herself though...its a soupy mess out there.
I was totally impressed and horrified at the same time honestly. She almost ran into her 'boyfriend' Prince, and did this perfect QH impression of stopping on a dime. Tucked her haunches and everything. Not bad for a noodle horse!!!
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