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post #11 of 17 Old 09-26-2010, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by JackofDiamonds View Post
Haha i was meaning we would all be rich if we didnt have horses!!

Try to find a very good home for him when you put him for sale (ask for references, check where they gonna keep him, etc.) and ask the buyer if you can visit. This way you still will meet him AND he'll be helping another kid to learn ride and show. On 14 years old and still growing you'll outgrow him sooner or later. And unfortunately many of us can't afford all horses we want to have/keep. It's a tough decision, VERY tough, so good luck in anything you decide!
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post #12 of 17 Old 09-26-2010, 09:44 AM
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Just remember that each horse that is brought into our lives is there to teach us something new, and that the more horses you ride now, the better rider you will be in the end. It makes you adapt easier to new horses and new situations. If you plan to have a career in riding, you will have many different clients horses to work with and train.

Not saying that selling your pony is easy as pie, it is a tough decision, but look at it like everyone else has your pony can teach someone else how to ride. :)

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post #13 of 17 Old 09-26-2010, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by JackofDiamonds View Post
Haha i was meaning we would all be rich if we didnt have horses!!
Oh I understand now :) haha! true beans

I'd much rather talk to my horse, he never answers back, but he always listens to what i have to say.
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post #14 of 17 Old 09-26-2010, 04:37 PM
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I'm 14 with my own little 13.2 hand welsh. I can't imagine selling him either. But, if you really want to move ahead and go foward early in your life to open up doors, I think the best way to go would be to sell yoru boy. You can always ask to pop around to the buyers house and have a few rides every now and again, or to just see him and say hello.
It may be very tough for you to do, but he will teach other litte kids to ride and give them a friend they can count on :)

Good luck!

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post #15 of 17 Old 09-27-2010, 05:51 PM
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Aww selling horses is always hard. From the sounds of it, you have a lovely little horse, which means only a great home will take him in. Think of how much he can teach another young rider? someone else to love him to pieces and pamper him!
Getting a new riding horse is always very exciting, and think of how much more you will be able to achieve with a fresh new horse who can take you there. It sounds like a pretty exciting new future ahead of you!
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post #16 of 17 Old 09-28-2010, 10:40 AM
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Sadly it's your head you have to go with. It sounds terrible and awful and I know because soon I'm going to have to leave my dog, I'd do anything for him and it's going to break my heart but sadly it's not reasonable to put something like that in front of a career choice, humans invented currency and jobs and other animals don't have to follow these rules so as much as it hurts, you are getting nearer to a pivotal point in your life and you need to grasp that opportunity. It's hard of course but think of it as a win win, you have a chance at your dream and you can also control where your pony is re-homed and make sure that he finds someone that treats him and loves him just as much as you do! Good luck.
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post #17 of 17 Old 09-30-2010, 11:50 AM
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One of the girls who leases my friends horse is in this boat as well. Last weekend she did her last show on her pony and it was so sad. (She ended excelent getting 1st place in all three classes!!) But to see the girl on her new horse its so exciting! It is like watching the bond happen all over again, and riding a new horse she is gaining new skills! Every new horse you ride you grow as a rider and the same with the horses. There are things your pony did that you know how to fix, and there will be quarks your new horse will have that you will also learn how to fix. It will make the sport more exciting for you!!

I got to meet the new family that the pony went to, and it is an amazing feeling seeing a girl get her first pony. If you sell yours to a good home you will be happy that your pony gets to have a new person to love.
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