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    09-13-2010, 01:49 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by nobody2121    
Thats my point, if I am broke and have a good horse, people will want him and willing to pay something! Why give hime away.
When I sold my last Bridle Horse I had people lined up to buy her.
In some areas people just don't have money to buy a horse right away and sometime the owner doesn't have money to keep it right away. In fact it happened to friend of mine several years back and I've heard some other stories.
     
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    09-13-2010, 01:53 PM
  #12
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Originally Posted by nobody2121    
Ok, I have not seen anyone give a good horse away!
Myself if I have a good horse why would I give him away after all those hours!
For me good horse maybe different then others, one for a beginner.(could go on hope you get the idea)
You have to know where to look, and be in the right place at the right time.

JJ will be great for a beginner, but not until he's completely retrained. I got him to be my foxhunter, but he's the horse I have no problem letting others ride because he's so sweet and easy going.

As Kitten said, if you're facing foreclosure, bankruptcy, or even just the loss of a job, sometimes people have to give away great horses.

JJ's trainer/owner was getting out of TBs and into Warmbloods, and she just wanted to make sure he went somewhere he'd be properly cared for and loved. She and his groom cried when I put him on the trailer to bring him home.

I give her periodic updates and she's always glad to hear about JJ. She could have given him away long before I showed up, but told me she knew as soon as I stepped out of my truck that if I wanted him, I'd get him.

So you see, it's not always black and white. Some owners facing a difficult decision would rather give the horse away than wait on someone with money who may never show up.
     
    09-13-2010, 02:23 PM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
In some areas people just don't have money to buy a horse right away and sometime the owner doesn't have money to keep it right away. In fact it happened to friend of mine several years back and I've heard some other stories.
My county at one time several years ago was in the top 10 poorest in the USA, I know for myself I am not going to give my good horse away if I am broke, maybe some has.
I have NOT seen it.
Ok, now I have seen some good horses, that have some health issues given away.
Good Luck
Have a GREAT day unless you have other plans!
     
    09-13-2010, 03:06 PM
  #14
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Originally Posted by nobody2121    
I have NOT seen it.
Just because you haven't seen it doesn't make it untrue. There's more to the world than your own backyard.

Are you one of those folks who would hold onto a horse and make it starve before you'd give it away to someone who could actually feed it, just because you think it's worth something and you deserve money for it? I hope not.
     
    09-13-2010, 04:37 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Just because you haven't seen it doesn't make it untrue. There's more to the world than your own backyard.

Are you one of those folks who would hold onto a horse and make it starve before you'd give it away to someone who could actually feed it, just because you think it's worth something and you deserve money for it? I hope not.
White Flag!
Just saying I have not seen a good horse GIVEN away. (sound and healthy)

And I don't know if why, if you are broke and need money, why you would want to give a GOOD horse away. I am saying "I would not"

Also I spent the last 2 years looking at horses for people that looking at horses that where being given away.

Not completely sure why you are going to starving a horse.

Also this entire thing came up around a beginner rider and first time horse owner.
Horses are to be fun!
     
    09-15-2010, 02:17 PM
  #16
Weanling
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Originally Posted by nobody2121    
White Flag!
Just saying I have not seen a good horse GIVEN away. (sound and healthy)

And I don't know if why, if you are broke and need money, why you would want to give a GOOD horse away. I am saying "I would not"

Also I spent the last 2 years looking at horses for people that looking at horses that where being given away.

Not completely sure why you are going to starving a horse.

Also this entire thing came up around a beginner rider and first time horse owner.
Horses are to be fun!
One of my best friends got a good, freebie horse - registered TWH mare, less than ten years old, wonderful gaits and fabulous temperament.

The previous owner was a young woman with three kids, who bought the mare to fulfill her "lifelong dream" of owning a horse, with absolutely no idea of how much is actually involved in keeping a horse. Fortunately she boarded the mare, rather than trying to keep it at home, so the horse got the worming, vaccinations, farrier work, and other basic upkeep that the owner hadn't planned on.

She found that she didn't even have time to ride due to family obligations, and allowed my friend to "borrow" the horse for trail rides, just so the horse would get some exercise or attention.

Eventually, the owner realized she simply did not have the time or money to maintain the horse and wanted "out" of the deal. Rather than take the time to market and sell the mare, she offered the horse to my friend (tack and all) because she knew my friend would take good care of the horse.

No, this kind of thing doesn't happen often - but it does happen. Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time, and know the right people.

As for the OP, you've already been given excellent advice with regards to finding a suitable horse. The points about getting a PPE and having an experienced horse person come with you are especially important for a person who is a first-time buyer and/or novice rider. If possible have someone who knows YOUR riding ability (like your instructor) come with you to see the horse, and to watch you ride.
     
    09-16-2010, 04:02 PM
  #17
Yearling
This thread has 16 posts so far, 7 of them have basically attacked a single poster for his friendly opinion on the matter of a free horse. The following is copied from the front page of the Horse Forum:

Hi there! We here at the Horse Forum work tirelessly to keep it a helpful, welcoming place to discuss all things horse related. With so many different horse lovers with so many different opinions, it takes a little effort on everyone’s part.


Please, try to live and let live. I am seeing a single poster getting mobbed over his opinon everywhere he posts and I admire his resiliance in continuing to try. There are people llike me who practice what is called natural horsemanship and would like a welcoming place to discuss topics.

Two years ago I gave a wonderful horse away for free. I was under extreme duress at the time and during the 2 weeks it took for the first person to which I offered him to get it together to come get him it became obvious I could have sold him quickly and easily.

Ann
     
    09-21-2010, 10:25 PM
  #18
Banned
Many many years ago I gave away my first pony for free. She was healthy, sane and sound and actually a very talented little jumper. I loved her dearly and I really wanted her to go to a great home where she would be loved than just sold to someone I didn't know.
     
    09-23-2010, 12:10 AM
  #19
Foal
Smile

Thanks for all the Help!
I decided to go to that horse guy on Kauai --
'The horse whisperer' I have heard from a lady at the ranch that said he ave her all her horses and that he is great at choosing the right horse for you.

Thanks again.
     
    10-13-2010, 12:42 AM
  #20
Banned
Well I had that breed of horse once. They can get spooked easy, there are great runner. My horse just loved to run, it was so pretty too.
They are very high spirited horses. So they you give a little kick to go, be ready to go. My horse never really bolted but it's different for all horses.
They need time for new changes, anything big that changes they need time.
Like new saddle, food or ect. They are hyper horses too.
     

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