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post #1 of 4 Old 07-30-2009, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Training for a transition to new owner?

Hi all!

I'm new here. My boy is a 12 yr old gelding morgan mix. He's gaited, 14.2, and a big flirt. Great on the ground and gentle in the saddle..not one to ever spook....HOWEVER, I never ride anymore.

I'm thinking it's time to find him a loving caring new owner who can spend time with him. Showed him to one gal whom I'm friends with and he did alright....but it was obvious he isn't being ridden.

I'm not a trained all. Should I pay to have a professional work with him to get him back into on-cue response, or let the new owner train him the way they want?

This is so hard. I don't know how folks do this....He's been my sweet boy for 8 years.
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-30-2009, 10:50 AM
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It is up to you and what you want/expect to get price wise. You could invest some money into getting him trained (which could be costly) and get some more money out of him(prob not too much in this market). Or you could promote him as a horse that hasn't been worked with much and be very flexible on your price to reflect that. It is really up to how much money you have to spend, and/or if you are looking to sell him quickly. He needs to be quiet and rideable when people try him. If he can do that now without getting any professional training, then you may be able to get away with not getting him trained. If he can't, then you prob need to get some work put into him. Good luck...hope this helps
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-30-2009, 04:47 PM
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You may also be able to find someone in the area who has horse experience, but no horse to ride. You could offer to let this person ride for free as long as they freshened him up and got him back into shape. I'm currently doing this for a family who owns several Morgans that haven't been ridden for a while. I get to ride free of charge, and the horses get into better conditioning and get a refresher course. It's a win/win deal. ;)
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-30-2009, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your advice!

I spoke with the barn owner today and she found a young woman at the barn who will ride him four times a week for a very reasonable fee. She rides English though, and he's western so this should be interesting.

One thing I did find, though, was when the lady came to see him last weekend, he was NOT wanting to be away from me. He was 'Mommy' Sour. I hid behind a tree while she rode.... any suggestions on how to handle that?
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