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        05-16-2008, 11:42 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Need help, kind of a mini rant.

    (sorry if this is in the wrong place) anyways where do I start. Someone is coming out tomorrow to see ginger. The lady said she's looking for a horse for her 12 yr old daughter to do pony club with. I told her I think Ginger would be great for that because, well, I think she would be. [] I told the woman she is calm and is good for beginners because every time I go and see her she is as calm as can be and my friend who rides her told me she is beginner safe. Well I told my friend I am selling Ginger and she is a bit mad at me because she doesn't want me to sell Ginger because she likes her and rides her regularly. I told her today that a woman and her daughter are coming out tomorrow to see Ginger and ride her and they sounded very interested. I asked her if she thinks Ginger would be good for her and she says "no not at all" so I was like "well her mom told me she's a really good rider and she's looking for a horse to do pony club with and to jump 2'6. I also asked "what wouldn't make her good for that girl?" and she said "Ginger is strong and needs an experienced rider to get her back to the way she use to be." after she was telling me last week that Gingers safe enough and beginner safe and would be good for me to ride. She is telling me she wants me to keep her so I can learn with her but if she needs an experienced rider then how would I be able to ride her if im a beginner....? I don't know. She was telling me not too long ago that she's great for a beginner but now all of a sudden she has these problems and needs an experienced rider...? that's odd. What do you think about this? Sorry for the mini rant guys.
         
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        05-16-2008, 11:57 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    I don't want to come across as rude so please excuse me if I do but In my opinion your friend is being selfish. It is your horse, and if she is not right for you, you are under no obligation to keep her despite what anyone says.

    I think the best thing you can do is let them see her, and take her for a ride. If things don't work out, that is okay, your friend can keep working with her, if they do, then you have some money to buy a more fitting horse for yourself.
         
        05-17-2008, 12:02 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Abby
    I don't want to come across as rude so please excuse me if I do but In my opinion your friend is being selfish. It is your horse, and if she is not right for you, you are under no obligation to keep her despite what anyone says.

    I think the best thing you can do is let them see her, and take her for a ride. If things don't work out, that is okay, your friend can keep working with her, if they do, then you have some money to buy a more fitting horse for yourself.
    haha thanks! I just don't want this woman coming to ride Ginger tomorrow and her turning out to be the total opposite if what I told the woman she was. My friend told me she was beginner safe but now all of a sudden that somebody is really interested in her NOW she has problems and needs an experienced rider? Doesn't seem right to me...

    Well this woman sounds very nice. She told me if a horse makes a mistake she's not going to judge the horse on that and be like oh this horse isn't what they said it was. She told me she understands if Ginger acts up a bit because not every horse is going to act the same when a new person rides him/her. So im thankful that this woman knows how horses act and isn't going to judge Ginger is she makes a little mistake tomorrow.
         
        05-17-2008, 12:11 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    I love it when people understand that horses don't act perfect for a new rider, they just don't. I had girl come look at my horse who needs an experienced rider, I told her right away, he needs experienced riders, she said she's ridden for over ten years. She hopped on and the first thing she did was kick. Then he started going at fast walk she was pulling the reins to slow him and then kicking at the same time to keep him going, neither of which he liked. I'm surprised he didn't rear. My horse only needs gentle tapping on the reins and thigh pressure, period and she was really wailing on him. I had to stop her and tell her to get off, because he was standing there, ears pinned mouth gaping just dealing with it. She complained that he didn't know anything and kept ignoring her. :roll: The guy she was with said she has only ridden twice before and apologized for her.

    Watch out for that kind of stuff and be gusty enough to say "Hey! She doesn't like that," or "Watch your hands, your pulling too much." because sometimes they don't realize it.
         
        05-17-2008, 03:23 AM
      #5
    Showing
    Yeah, it is YOUR horse. You do want YOU want with her. If they come, & the girl rides her, checks her out, etc. & everything goes well, then I say go for it. ;) Like Abby said, if not, then your friend could still ride her. :) But don't not sell her or give the other girl a chance just because your friend says something. Good luck!
         
        05-17-2008, 06:04 AM
      #6
    Foal
    Well said pop, I totally agree
         
        05-17-2008, 10:37 AM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Well no matter what im selling her. I don't care what she says. Im just worried now that Gingers going to NOT be beginner safe like I was told....

    Maybe I should lunge her before they get there in case she's got some kinks?
         
        05-17-2008, 02:24 PM
      #8
    Showing
    Lunging her would be an OK idea. ;)
         
        05-17-2008, 07:31 PM
      #9
    Super Moderator
    If your friend is riding her regularly, she's enjoying herself...so my geuss is by saying she's too much for that 12 year old girl... no, she just doesnt want you to sell her, it's a free ride, and obviously enjoyable if she's riding her. Sell her, get what one for you and not for your bud...
         
        05-17-2008, 09:50 PM
      #10
    Trained
    Its possible that she is saying this to try and deter you from selling her if that's what she really wants. Is there anyone else you can get to ride her and give you a non biased opinion on what she is like?

    As everyone has said its your decision whether you sell her or not and I really wouldnt let her behaviour deter you from doing what you feel you need to do :) a real friend would be supportive of you no matter what you decided to do even if she thinks you are making a mistake
         

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