I've been thinking about this for a while now, and I've decided to give Mojo (my miniature) away. There's many reasons.
One (and the biggest reason), I can't afford a second horse/pony anymore. It's not right for me and for him to keep him if I can't afford his needs.
Second reason, the grandchildren of the lady I keep Mojo at are TERRIBLE to him. They're violent with him, jump on and off his back, and are just plain mean and disrespectful to him. And these are big kids, they're younger but they're big. Mojo is old, skinny, has bad heaves, gets lame easily, and is just weak in general. NOT cut out for the hard life of being a kid's pony. I have asked both the kids and the lady to stop, but I'm ignored. They take him out when I'm not there, and she uses him to distract the kids when she has to work in the barn. They're not even supervised, she just let's them do whatever. She even admitted this to me over the phone! IT. DRIVES. ME. INSANE. How would you like knowing that someone is taking out your horse/pony whenever they feel like it, treat them however they feel like, and use them for them for whatever they feel like?
I've already found a wonderful person to take him. Problem is, she's over an hour and a half away, and I don't have a trailer. I asked the lady who rents the place I keep Mojo at if she could move him if I paid for it, and she got pissed.
She texted me asking me if she could have him.
I texted back, telling her that I already promised this other lady that she could have him. (Which is true!)
She texted back "People change their minds all the time. I think you just don't want to give him to us."
I didn't text back right away because I was working.
So she texted me again saying "what no response?!"
So I texted her "I've been thinking about this for a long time, and I really think this is what he needs. I think you already have plenty of horses anyways. :P lol"
She hasn't responded yet.
I was trying to ignore the fact the she was pissy, and it's true she has too many horses. She has a 7 stall barn with 12 horses. Three are stuck in stall with a door to the pasture, and the two ponies are tied in the aisle with some shavings. Plus, one's possibly pregnant! She doesn't need anymore, nor do I feel comfortable giving him to her.
I'm not trying to be mean, I'm trying to do what's right for the pony! UGH! </vent>