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        07-30-2010, 01:36 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Would you sell him...if so why?

    I have a horse that I don't know if I should sell him and get another horse or not.

    He is:
    15 hh
    About 50 pounds overweight
    Haflinger cross
    20 years old or maybe even older
    Stubborn
    Will only ride with a person or horse in front of him
    Loves to run(only when he wants to run!)
    He is brown/redish with tan mane(about 2 feet long)
    And red/tan/brown tail


    If you owned him would you sell him. If so list why you would sell him.
    And how much do you think I could get for him.
         
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        07-30-2010, 01:50 PM
      #2
    Started
    Do you just want to sell him because of his training issues?
         
        07-30-2010, 01:50 PM
      #3
    Banned
    I am not sure how you expect others to answer this question.


    Will a horse as you described work for me? No. But I probably would not have purchased that horse either or I would have taken it to my trainer so the problems would not exist anymore.

    Color of the critter does not affect a keep or not keep decision.


    Did you recently get this aged animal or have you owned it for a long time and now you do not want it anymore?
         
        07-30-2010, 02:06 PM
      #4
    Foal
    I do not wish to sell him because of his training issues. Someone gave him to me saying he was under 10 years old.

    A well experienced farrier that know horses very well told me he was over 20.

    I was just wondering your opinions on whether or not I should keep him. His training issues are not a problem, but I was thinking that by the time I get him riding really good, will he be to old to ride. Or how long will I be able to ride him.
         
        07-30-2010, 02:07 PM
      #5
    Foal
    I would only sell him I wasn't interested and/or capable of fixing the problems he has. If I liked the horse a lot, I would probably feel like it was worth my time to invest some additional time and training into him to get past these issues (which really aren't terribly difficult to address).

    If I didn't like the horse, I might sell. However, keep in mind that when you sell a horse with problems, you are kind of setting him up for failure. Unless you sell him to an experienced horseperson who knows what he/she is getting, its likely that he's going to be passed around from person to person and may end up in an abusive or neglectful situation.

    Please be careful if you do sell him to try to ensure that you are up front about his issues and that you don't sell him to someone who is totally clueless.
         
        07-30-2010, 04:27 PM
      #6
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cobalt    

    If I didn't like the horse, I might sell. However, keep in mind that when you sell a horse with problems, you are kind of setting him up for failure. Unless you sell him to an experienced horseperson who knows what he/she is getting, its likely that he's going to be passed around from person to person and may end up in an abusive or neglectful situation.

    Please be careful if you do sell him to try to ensure that you are up front about his issues and that you don't sell him to someone who is totally clueless.
    This.
    Maybe you can find someone who will give him a happy retirement?
         
        07-30-2010, 04:34 PM
      #7
    Started
    We rescued a 21 year old horse almost three years ago. He is 24 now and still a great horse for riding, climbs the hills for hunting, packs, does whatever we want.
    Just because a horse is over 20 does not make him an unusable horse, there are many many old timers on this forum who's owners still ride them.
    Don't get rid of him just because the farrier told you he was over 20... When they get past a certain age, its hard to really decifer age because some horses teeth don't wear as much as others, younger horse can have "old"looking teeth depending on how they have been kept and fed.
    If you are not happy with him, sell him, if not keep him.
         
        07-30-2010, 09:34 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    ^^ Well said Grandma. :)
         

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