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        04-07-2010, 02:37 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    Are you serious?

    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>
         
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        04-07-2010, 02:55 AM
      #2
    Banned
    I applaude you for keeping your word. I wouldn't give a horse/pony to that woman. EVER. If her horses are that cramped, maybe call the ASPCA?
    :)
         
        04-07-2010, 03:41 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by thunderhooves    
    I applaude you for keeping your word. I wouldn't give a horse/pony to that woman. EVER. If her horses are that cramped, maybe call the ASPCA?
    :)
    Thank you, that really means a lot. I truly feel bad about it, but I'm not backing down in what I believe is right for him.

    I've known this lady for over 7 years, and besides the problem with Mojo she does take care of her horses. They all get grain twice a day, free-choice hay, water, and shelter (or at least a roof over their heads). She deworms them, gives them shots, and has their feet/teeth done. The thing is not all of the horses are hers. Six of them are boarders.

    I've known this lady for years, and I'd hate to have our friendship end over something so stupid. She's mad because she wants Mojo there for her grandkids to mess with, but she doesn't seem to care that he's mine.
         
        04-07-2010, 04:20 AM
      #4
    Banned
    Honestly, when she said "I think you just don't want to give him to us" I would have replied "nope, I sure don't!" And then when she called to confront me, would have explained that if she can't comply with my wishes to give the pony some dignity in his old age while he's a boarder, how could I expect her to treat him well as his owner? But I'm a little blunt some times
         
        04-07-2010, 05:25 AM
      #5
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by justsambam08    
    Honestly, when she said "I think you just don't want to give him to us" I would have replied "nope, I sure don't!" And then when she called to confront me, would have explained that if she can't comply with my wishes to give the pony some dignity in his old age while he's a boarder, how could I expect her to treat him well as his owner? But I'm a little blunt some times

    Oh believe me, I was holdin' back! Lol
    But sometimes being blunt is what it takes to get the point across.
    I'm just kinda in a sticky situation even without the whole Mojo thing.
    She owes me money, I owe her money. I still board my mare there. It's crazy, and I reallyyyy don't want anymore drama then there has to be.

    I actually have one of the other boarders helping me find a way to transport him, so I got some help. Lol
         

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