Back in July 2011 I purchased my sorrel mini in my avatar. I bought him from a good friend for a *steal* of a price on him. Honestly, she could have sold him to some stranger and have gotten twice as much or more. I have been attached to this boy ever since she picked him up as a scraggly, malnourished yearling. Just fell in love with him and his very individual personality. When he came up for sale there was no how much is he and I will think about it. It was an instant he is sold!
Well, ever since then people have called her constantly wanting to know if she still has him. She says no, they ask where he is. She says the new owner wants to remain anonymous. The people who are calling and know both of us have figured out where he went and started to call me now! She and I both have politely said he is not for sale. Sorry. Instead of taking the hint they go, I will give you $XXXX.XX for him. Now some of these offers have been 5 times what I paid for him and he is honestly not even started to drive yet. Most of them are getting upset when I say he is getting gelded also on March 19. He is pretty yes, but not stud material in my eyes. I refuse to sell him and the only person who would get him back is my friend.
I guess my question is if you have/had a horse that you were absolutely in love with and someone offered up to 5 times what you paid for it and you have not put hardly any work into the horse, would you sell? Everyone tells me I am nuts for not selling other than my friend , she has no desire to see him go anywhere else in his life. This is not the first time this has happened and mostly it just gets on my nerves that some people can not just take the "he's not for sale" and just keep asking and naming prices.