01-25-2012, 09:37 PM
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This is how my friend boiled it down...
Four horses. Now pregnant. One horse is her retired ex-barrel horse that we found starved and literally on the brink of death at a "rescue auction." Another she got from the same "rescue seller" (who didn't have it for 24 hours), that was in a barn fire but beginner safe and cute. For the second horse I listed, she got a mini for company. All 3, geldings. Her last was a $150 mare with great bloodlines that she wants to show.
With her pregnancy she didn't want a lot of the work... So she sold the "fire survivor" and the mini as a pair. They've gone to a great home and are pets to a 5th-grade girl (sister to a trainer). She's keeping the retiree and the new showing mare... So obviously she kept the two that are the most valuable to her and where she wants to go with horses. ;)
Good luck... I know it's a hard decision to make. But it must be done... You can look up different sellers' stories to learn how to pick out the "bad seeds" while selling horses to ensure the best home.