My previous horse is for sale! HELP
I am kind of mad about the situation.
Here's the story:
We bought my horse when she was 3 years old. We were just beginners and couldn't handle her very well. But she was extremely loving, one of the sweetest horses ever.
My parents gave her away without telling us. I was extremely upset and missed her. The reason they sold her was because she was spooky on trails, and reared sometimes, our instructor said she needed a more experienced rider. But, my parents should have told me about it, BEFORE they sold her.
Anyways, a couple months after we sold her, they said they were going to breed her, to hopefully calm her down. She had her foal about 5 months ago.
They just sold her a month ago to a vet. They told us that they were very experienced and were going to train her to ride, as they needed a horse with more energy.
Her foal was only 4 months old, when they sold her, which is too young to wean in my opinion.
Now.. only one month after the new owners bought her from the people we sold her to, she is for sale again!
She has good bloodlines, and I think the people we sold her to, were just using her to get a good foal, 4 months after having it, they chucked her off the someone else.
I really want to buy her now! But, I can't afford another horse. Now that I have been riding alot longer, and am more experienced, I think I could handle her.
I don't want her being sold a million times to a bunch of people, I think she should have a forever home with someone who will love her.
What do you think?
I don't really know what to do, sell my horse to get her? Don't get her?
Really depressing to me, cause they said that the people they sold her to were going to train her and keep her as a trail horse.
I did do an AQHA look up on her and it looks like she was sold to her first owner as a weanling and last owner when she was three in 2006 which must be your family. She has not had her papers changed since than and the current owner did not transfer her papers into their name until they owned her two years. Sad such a young horse has been moved around so much ....
I am only 14, my parents are always there to talk to the sellers if they want.
The people we sold her to, only had her for a little while before breeding her, so they didn't put much into her, and the new owners have only had her a month.
I want her so badly, but I love the horse I have right now, even though I am considering selling her because of her leg issues.
I don't really know what to do :[
I really want to work on a green horse of my own, and this would be the perfect opportunity since I know she is sound, she is friendly and that she is willing. She is just nervous around new things.
They could have sold her for a number of reasons..
If you are happy with your current horse, I would not sell her just to buy back a horse that you once had, and could not handle. And if you are thinking about it, I would seriously sit down and think about it. Cause what if she has not changed at all, and goes back to her old ways with you???
And I agree. I would not sell any horse to a minor without the parents 1--% committed to the idea as well....how old are you?
I have more experience with horses then I did then. We babied her, and she was still good with us. But, she needs someone confident. And, I am way more confident then I was before. She has no lameness issues as far as I know.
I was thinking I could train her, and compete with her, since that is what I am hoping to do.
Of course my parents would be in it! I'm 14.
Keep your current horse. If she's just been passed around and not been trained, not only will she be as bad as she was when you first had her, she will be worse. ETA: I don't think you're in the position to say that she is "sound, willing, and friendly." Have you messed with her since you gave her away? She could be an even bigger mess now. You don't know what kind of people she's been with, if people have messed with her, or left her to herself. Assumptions like that will get you into a mess.
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^^ I like a challenge :] I wish I could afford two horses though, it would be so much better. I don't want to sell the horse I have now (atm), but I really loved my old horse.
I couldnt agree more with this!! If you have not done anything with her sense you last sold her, how do you know she isnt worse?!? I can guarantee she wont be the same. Breeding a mare does not make her calm down..
^^ agree totally. You can never go back. Plus, when we look back, we often times see the good stuff, and minimize the bad. You have NO idea what she has grown up to be. Plus, as far as you knowing she is sound, etc, like you said-you have no clue. Anything could have happened in the time she has had other owners. She is beautiful and very well bred, but I also think at 14 you may think you are experienced enough, but, no offense, how many years of experience do you really have?
Sorry, I don't seem to sound harsh. Yeah, you could get her home and work with her and she may (a REALLY BIG may) turn out to be your dream horse. OTOH, she could just as easily be your worst nightmare and really hurt you.
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