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        06-05-2013, 05:33 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    When folks ask questions like you have, Golden, I sometimes think they already know the answer - they just need to pluck up nerve to really say it out loud. From my perspective, I think you've got a great group of horses that can teach you a lot. I know it will take effort, effort and more effort but you'll be the better for persisting - better horsewoman, better person. On the other hand, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about as I'm hyped on cookies and cupcakes right now. Best of luck whatever your decision.
         
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        06-05-2013, 05:40 PM
      #12
    Showing
    I think you have a tough decision to make.

    You may own nice horses but if they don't fit into what you want then you aren't ever going to be completely happy.

    I have learned that most die-hard relationships are witnessed by others. I am going to use myself and Sky as an example.

    When I first met him, his level and my level were NOT compatible. I was encouraged to pursue him and somehow I am still standing here today. If it had been any other horse at that level, I'd be 6 feet under. But I put the hours into him, researched, took hands-on classes, took lessons, eventually put him into training, and he turned into an amazing horse. The entire journey people kept saying "wow he's so intune with you" "you have such a bond" and I kept denying it. But the truth is he is what I need, what I want.

    I feel like Ben is what you need.. and with training he can be what you want.

    I don't think Emmy is your match, though you looked absolutely darling on her. If you felt elated on Willow, that could be a sign that she is also what you want. But you are going to have to make changes to ride her, which in of itself will be very challenging.

    Tough decisions, my friend. I've given my opinion. I wish you all the best in figuring out what'll make you happy!
         
        06-05-2013, 05:49 PM
      #13
    Banned
    I just have to add here:

    Do you want a horse you can trust, that's broke and reliable? And can support your size easily? AND YOU CAN HAVE FUN ON And just throw in the trailer and go and do what you want?

    Or

    Do you want a horse that's green, unpredictable, challenging, has you questioning its weight carrying capabilities and requires load if hours before it ends up like the first horse I described? ^^

    Believe me, even broke broke horses are a work in progress, they just have more apps and are a whole lot more fun if you're not into constantly training on them:)

    I just wrote all of this because I wanted another cupcake:)
         
        06-05-2013, 06:50 PM
      #14
    Trained
    No cupcakes, can't cook on my cell phone.

    I have just turned Ben out after riding him, and he was awesome, light and responsive, balanced, sharp transitions, WHY, would I sell him? Amazing what one good ride will do
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        06-05-2013, 09:22 PM
      #15
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
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    Was it the thrill of riding an actual reiner which gave you the confidence?
    I really don't know, I was exited to try, and right up until I got on her I was wondering if I was going to look like a complete arse, because I would only be able to walk, but I just felt good on there. I know that I don't NEED a reiner, as much as I would like one, lessons first there I think *whispers* but don't hold me to that.

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    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    .Are you willing to keep putting Wills above a Banana Split?
    Stop asking difficult questions!

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    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    .Emmy will certainly calm down with regular work. Do you need a big, green horse?
    Do I need any horse!

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    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    .All things to consider.
    There's always the possibility to get Emmy and you trained together, while you're dropping that weight and get Willow conditioned.....
    I'm no help....I'm guilty* goes to eat the cupcake*.
    Joins desert eating cupcakes and thinking

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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    I thought 'I'm getting too old for this'
    You need to do whats going to make you happiest
    I think that often!

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    Originally Posted by Chevaux    
    When folks ask questions like you have, Golden, I sometimes think they already know the answer - they just need to pluck up nerve to really say it out loud. From my perspective, I think you've got a great group of horses that can teach you a lot. I know it will take effort, effort and more effort but you'll be the better for persisting - better horsewoman, better person. On the other hand, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about as I'm hyped on cookies and cupcakes right now. Best of luck whatever your decision.
    I really don't know the answer, this morning I was all for selling Ben, this afternoon he was a superstar. Emmy I have never seriously considered selling, I think Wills is the big question



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    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    I just have to add here:

    Do you want a horse you can trust, that's broke and reliable? And can support your size easily? AND YOU CAN HAVE FUN ON And just throw in the trailer and go and do what you want?
    YES

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    Do you want a horse that's green, unpredictable, challenging, has you questioning its weight carrying capabilities and requires load if hours before it ends up like the first horse I described? ^^
    YES

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    Believe me, even broke broke horses are a work in progress, they just have more apps and are a whole lot more fun if you're not into constantly training on them:)

    I just wrote all of this because I wanted another cupcake:)
    Here lets have some more cupcakes

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        06-05-2013, 09:28 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I had my Arabian mare for 17 years-we went through a lot together, she was always a challenge, but I still miss her & wish we had had a few more years together. Or that I had gotten a baby from her. She never had a lame step in all those years & she never had shoes on.
         
        06-05-2013, 09:35 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    I see...you want it all...I can relate-that is why I had the Peruvian Paso (stallion), the Arab mare, the 3-day event horse (gelding), & the Peruvian Paso (mare). But all of them were great trail horses & left hoofprints all over So Cal. And my heart.
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        06-06-2013, 06:54 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    What has really got me is that I got on a strange horse a couple of weeks back, and was within minutes loping around an arena, doing hard stops, and little spins, without a tinge of worry. I liked that feeling, I loved the reining manoeuvres, but more than that I just really enjoyed feeling confident and competent again.
    I think this paragraph holds your answer my friend. I read that other thread about the reiner and having recently made the decision to sell my gelding for a more...tractable and enjoyable ride I recognized the feelings you were expressing.

    I can't say to you in response "if it was me I'd rehome the others and go in search of that reiner that is perfect for my purposes" as I have already made that tough decision and sold. And you know what? Once I made that emotional disconnect I realized how right for me that decision was.

    Speaking strictly about my own Epiphany, I realized that while I loved my gelding and 10 years ago you'd have to have pried my dead hands off his lead rope now all I want is a nice, well trained horse that I can jump on and go. I no longer enjoy constantly training when in my youth I loved it. All I want now is to maintain and enjoy a horse someone else has put the work on. The key here is the word enjoy.

    This week it became really apparent that I have to go in and get a full knee replacement in the next few weeks. I am glad I made the decision to rehome my gelding, and when I get more healed up I am going in search of a nice well trained partner. maybe a reiner trained gelding...
         
        06-06-2013, 10:27 AM
      #19
    Started
    I have my nice, trained mare that I can hop on and go, and my appy. I get to train when I want to, and ride a broke horse when I want to.

    Maybe you should keep ben, sell a couple of the others and buy something broke with the reining training you love.
         
        06-06-2013, 11:02 AM
      #20
    Trained
    Mmmm, the big guy is off of the table, has problems standing for mounting, and the one thing I do not need is a horse who will not stand to be mounted, not happening.
         

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