Am i doing the right thing? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
• Horses: 0
Am i doing the right thing?

I put my horse through training for two months this summer to be broken. He is four years old and an quarter horse arabian. He is very spirited and has a mind of his own. My trainer LOVED him and he told me that my horse would be fantastic in reining. I brought my horse (Tye) home and it was almost the end of summer. I had ran out of time in three short weeks and i was doing soccer and school was back in session. I ran out of time for him.

I have had Tye here since his birth and his mom and sister live here with him too. I tried just simple longing with him again and all he would do for ten or so minutes is just buck and rear and throw his feet the whole time. That was three weeks ago. I am selling him back to my trainer, because he really liked Tye. I just feel SO bad that I gave up. Tye was giving me such a hard time when he came home and just picked up a whole list of new bad habits. My heart is just broken. And I feel like a complete failure on the dreams I have had for him since I was twelve. I just gave up. Am I doing the right thing?
ASH521 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 04:49 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,144
• Horses: 1
You have to do what you feel is right. You sound like you didn't have time for him anyway. Who knows, he may become more than what you could do for him. That in itself would make me happy for him. You already sold him so the regrets are too late. Things happen for a reason. Focus on what you can accomplish now and be happy that he is with someone who likes him and knows his quirks. Maybe someday you can get him back. Who knows?
Posted via Mobile Device
mbender is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 05:04 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,847
• Horses: 1
If you don't have the time, experience or confidence to handle, or even enjoy, a horse then often the best option is to rehome them.

There are some battles you cannot win - and some you shouldn't even try to. Horses are for fun, not for guilt. You know that your trainer likes him and that he is going to a good home.

I think you are making the best decision. Its hard to find the time for a horse at the best of times.
Saskia is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 08:55 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 40,783
• Horses: 2
You made a very mature decision, and sometimes such things hurt but you did the right thing. You are still in school, no? School should be your first priority for the next some years. Who knows, maybe when you are out of school you can buy him back and have a beautifully trained reiner. Just a fantasy, maybe, but not impossible.
Don't punish yourself for not having endless time and energy.. Your are human, aren't you?
tinyliny is online now  
post #5 of 5 Old 11-20-2010, 05:45 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 46
• Horses: 0
While this horse was at the trainers, did you get any one on one instruction, on your horse, from this trainer?
Crickett is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Thing sparky Games 6563 12-21-2015 05:58 PM
Did I do the right thing? Ktibb Horse Training 5 08-12-2010 04:05 PM
Did I do the right thing? trIplEcrOwngIrl Horse Talk 4 07-06-2010 11:45 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome