I want to sell him, She doesn't. :/
Okay. I'm going to attempt to make an extremely long story as short as possible. :)
I've had two horses since I was four (I'm now fifteen). One was a calm, pretty little palomino mix-breed gelding that I ADORED. He was the best babysitter I could have asked for, and took me on many adventure as I got older ;).
The other horse is a 16.1 hand ex-heeler that is way too high-strung for my taste, but my mother thinks he's beautiful, so he's stayed, even though he's litteraly done nothing but sit around and eat for the past six years.
well, last year the palomino passed away. :/ As I've said, I don't really like the other horse, so after I was ready I got a new mare that I LOVE:) She's perfect for me.
Now the problem is that the other horse is still just standing around, doing nothing. And my mother is always "too tired" after work to feed/groom, so I'M the one taking care of a horse I DON'T LIKE just because my mother won't. Every time I bring up selling him, she insists that she's going to ride him one of these day, and take care of him.
I know my mom. She likes the theory of riding and caring for him, but she will never do it.
I've explained why he should be sold so many times, or proposed that she start riding, and every time, she says no to selling him, & promises to care for him, but she never does. But seeing as I'm fifteen, I can't do much about it except nag about the fact that I'm taking care of an annoying, bratty horse because my mom is too lazy.
Ughh. it's SO frustrating.:-x
if you have questions about the details, just ask, I'm sure I left something out.. but ANY advice to help me get my mother to sell him would be awesome.:D
Are the horses the only 2 on the property? If so then at least your mare has another horse keeping her company.
Yes, but they don't get along at all. He's got a very dominate personality, always pushing her away from her feed,taking her hay, nipping at her,etc..
the list goes on and on. ;)
and if I DO ever manage to sell him, I'm going to purchase a Mini from a friend of mine who's family breeds them, so I'll make sure she's never lonely :)
While I can see your point, your mom is the one funding the horses. That's a LOT of responsibility and a huge gift you should be grateful for. As far as I'm concerned, if she's funding it she should have the right to have a horse in the pasture, even if it is just a pasture ornament. If the horse is content, he's not going to care about riding and working, and if your mom someday wants to ride him, great. But unless you're paying the expences of owning these horses, you don't have much say in the matter. I hate to be blunt, but it's the truth.
See it as your payment to your mom for paying for your horse.
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I can see what you're saying, but my complaint is that while I am perfectly fine with him being in the pasture just lookin' pretty all day, I don't want to have to care for him if I don't want him, and she does.
Maybe it's just my teenage-side shining through, but that scenerio doesn't seem quite fair ;)
ill take him! lol, just kidding i cant buy anything right now. but hes right up my alley, big and likes to go. Hes HUGE for a heeler, most hellers are short. How old is he?
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