I am a newbie to this forum and am not sure if this is the right place for this thread, but I hope you can help.
This is a saga so I'll try to keep it short.
I purchased an investment QH mare (Smart Little Lena/Freckles Playboy), she is in foal by Mr. Dual Pep. I have NO experience with the western world (cutting/reining etc.) What was supposed to be an easy sell back to the ranch that I bought her from, has turned into my nightmare. She has now become my responsiblity. In order to make back my investment, I now have to move forward with this mare/foal. WTH do I do? The mare is in TX, I'm in CA (not a lot of trainers in my area...) I'm fairly proficient with ground work training, and starting a horse/foal, but where do I go after that? Would I be best served selling foal as yearling? Or keep foal and put into training to sell as 2 yr old? I don't think money (economy) is there right now to sell mare in foal and recoup close to what I paid for her. I don't have a lot of money to pay for training...are there trainers out there willing to train for a percentage of sale price? Any advise? I moved this thread to this forum because there are more people viewing this one, and I could use any advise at this point... :)
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