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post #11 of 17 Old 09-20-2012, 07:38 PM
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Where was the last location you heard he was?
Edit: Sorry, didn't see it in your post for some reason. Good luck finding him,

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post #12 of 17 Old 09-20-2012, 07:45 PM
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I am sorry that you are going through that. I can only imagine the sick feeling you have. I pray you can find your dear boy and he is well. Not knowing is the worst.
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post #13 of 17 Old 09-20-2012, 07:45 PM
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I definitely don't think you should give up! I just meant that you shouldn't be so hard on yourself about it. It's easy to let the guilt eat you up. He's precious to you and that's what matter the most. Don't let anyone make you feel bad for missing him either.. I learned that the hard way and its one of the reasons I never talked to anyone about it until recently.

I wish you the best of luck finding your boy and if you do, make sure you let us know!
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post #14 of 17 Old 09-20-2012, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Not knowing is definitely the worst. Even if he is no longer alive, knowing that would at least give me some closure. I'm hoping to find him healthy and happy, but the last photo I was able to find of him (from last year), he looked like an overworked, broken down horse. He looked like he was in his 20s, and it broke my heart a bit. Hopefully the people that have him now are treating him well. He's also very prone to colic, so the idea that he was put down due to it is always nagging at me.
If I do find him, you guys will be the first to know.
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post #15 of 17 Old 09-21-2012, 01:20 AM
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I am going to say don't give up. There are some very kind and loving horse people in this world.

I had a simullar situation last year. I had to move my herd to a pasture as my parents moved off the 18 stall horse farm we rented. Horses where my thing no one elses in the family.

Long story short I had a broodmare named Spook. Unbroke pretty much wild mare. I rescued her. Thinking in panic mode I placed her up for sale. I advertised her for what she was. I had 3 trainers tell me to ship her.

Well this kind (at the time) lady came out to look at her. She did three visits and I seemed they be a good fit. We came to the agreement she pay 150.00 for her, however there would be no breeding her, I would be given first option buy back at purchase if Spook ever needed be resold.

WELL... 2 months later Spook came up for sale on kijiji for 1500.00 *** this bomb proof kids horse. Knowing Spook, hence her name, what I have done and what she was before me it baffled me. I contacted her saying I like follow through out agreement. Well adds disappeared in 2 hours and I got back if you want her she 1500.00 now.I responded back many times saying we had an agreement. It was in our emails. She never responded. I spent every evening scrolling through kijiji adds for her. Add came up again now wanting 1700.00 about month later. And a picture of JUST spooks eye under a different name.

I contacted her saying I would like to see Spook as we agreed and follow through with our agreement. No response. I sent her 3 emails, spoke to a lawyer. She tried saying I was harrassing her in her final response. Well adds where gone again.

I didn't see any new adds.

I posted a wanted add on kijiji. The new owner of Spook contacted me. Said I could come get her for 700.00. That when she saw Spook she normally doesn't buy that type of horse but she was underweight hooves hacked too short wrong angles and a cut on her nose that needed stitches but never got them.

I trailed up there the following day and got Spook. She showed the pictures of her when she first got her (2 week differnce).

There are many nice horse people. Spooks previous owner didn't have to but she took a lost so Spook could come home, as she says where she belongs. Oh and guess what got Spook home, wanted see how she was with this "riding" thing. I walk near her with a pad she broke her hatler and reared. To saddle her was like a wild bronc. She bucked under saddle and reared. I took about month working with her to calm her. And this mare was advertised by lady I sold her to as a kids lesson horse... Hmmmmm.
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post #16 of 17 Old 09-21-2012, 01:40 AM
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Keep trying, I found what happenend to mine, same situation as yours. too young and couldn't pay for board.
I found him through Kijiji the only thing was it was not good news.
However He did have a good home and was loved very much. I felt so much better knowing what happend to him. I found him 15 years later.
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post #17 of 17 Old 09-21-2012, 08:29 PM
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Wow! I am surprised at how many people hav found specific horses on Kijiji. You can count me in on that lot as well.

Sam is my old man Clyde x. We got him as a 3 year old, over 17 years ago. About 8 years ago, we reluctantly sold him to friends who we knew would give him a great home. At the time, my kids were quite young making iit difficult for us to give him the time and attention he deserved. A couple years later, we learned he had been sold again. I was disappointed and prayed he had a good home, especially since I knew he was getting on in age. I wasn't really looking for Sam, but worried about him. In June of 2011, I stumbled upon an ad on Kijiji from another part of the province. He was for sale again. By that time, my kids had become much more independent, my daughter was an avid rider and we had just moved to an acreage where we had the space for more horses. Needless to say, it took all of 5 minutes to decide to buy him back.

Now, he is 21 years old and happily munching in the pasture with his "herd" just outside my kitchen window. Between my daughter and I, we ride him at least twice a week, saving our weekend trail rides just for him. My husband thinks he has won the horse lottery. I don't know about that, but I do know he has won my heart all over again and I may have also won his.

I guess the point of telling you this story is to say don't give up. It is possible you might not find your horse, but when you least expect it, you might. If / when you do, the horse will remember and it will be worth it.

I sincerely wish you the very best of luck in finding your horse again.
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