Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I had the same problem with my mare. I bought her green broke, and took her to the point where she was jumping a 3'6"-3'9" course and doing medium-intermediare dressage. This was as far as she could go. I love that mare to this day, and she taught me a ton, but I had to sell her to move on with my riding. I made sure she went to a very loving home with kids that would pamper her to the nines. As it turned out, my trainer bought her back from the family, so now I can go visit her anytime :)
Anyways, you could sell the horse with conditions, such as:
-right of first refusal (that is, if the horse is ever to be sold, you have the right to buy her back before she is put on the market)
-a clause in the agreement to not sell to meat
-a clause in the agreement to say that the horse is not to be sold without informing you
-a clause stating that you are to be contacted if she falls seriously lame or sick, or is in a situation to be put down, and you have the option to buy her back and treat her yourself
Also, she can state that the horse is to be sold to approved home only, that means that you can go and look at the place that the horse is to go and stay, and see if you like it or not. In that, you can add a clause to be notified if the horse is to be moved stables.
I wish you best of luck in your decision, and just be confident. Maybe the horse can teach some other girl to be a good rider, and be her best friend forever?
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