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post #1 of 10 Old 02-26-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Convince me!

Hey guys! So I need y’all to convince me to NOT keep this OTTB. I got him a few months ago. So one of my friend works at the track and called me and asked if I would take him because he was too good of a horse to be sent to the slaughter house with about 30 other horses. Off course I said yes and I told myself I was not gonna do this but I did. I completely fell in love with him. He is a really calm and is a very sweet horse. He is really lovely to be around. He acts like a dead head quarter horse most of the time but will get up and go if asked. He has even been trail rode by a 8 year old. I told myself I don’t have time for two horses but somehow I magically have time for both of them now.( I know you are like please a got 50 horse and ride every single one every day but between school and work it can be hard sometimes) Money is kinda tight right now but gosh I don’t wanna sell him. I have had a lot of people come look but something always came up like they found a new horse, They want a horse with show miles, they wanted something smaller and one lady even tried to tell me he had Emp! When I first got him he had NO muscle and was way underweight so going to the right was harder for him so he would counter bend a lot but he does no do that anymore. (Plus he was never asked to go the right being a race horse it was very foreign to him) but he has turned out he be a really nice horse just need’s little things like consistently picking up the correct lead’s. So a girl came and looked at him and loved him and said there was nothing she did not like about him.She was a lovely rider and they would be great together. But I just really do not want to sell him I know that sounds really bad but he is a once in a life time horse. So I need you to convince me to sell him to her.( that sounds really confusing lol)
Thank you for any help!
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-26-2013, 03:35 PM
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If you don't want to sell him, then don't.

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post #3 of 10 Old 02-26-2013, 03:40 PM
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What is in the best interest of the horse? If you cannot afford to give him top care, then make the decision.
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-26-2013, 04:05 PM
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How "tight" is money? Is it snug, but livable, and you were thinking the proceeds of a sale would help loosen the belt even further or is it so tight that you are not currently able to provide routine vet care, sufficient feed, regular farrier work, etc?
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-26-2013, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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No it is not that tight. If I could not pay for my horse I would find them new homes but it is not as "comfortable" as it use to be.I had taking him on as a project horse to flip but ya know. I told my self i do no need 2 some what green horses.
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post #6 of 10 Old 02-26-2013, 05:06 PM
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Oh, he sounds just lovely. He sounds like my dream horse to be honest, but that's just me!

Do what you feel is right, but if he were mine I'd never let him go (cling around his neck until his eyes bulged...) O.o

I'm a sucker for tbs, and he sounds just like my heart horse Indi, perfectly imperfect. Just enough to work on that you have something to do, build trust, respect and a bond between the two of you, but not so much work that there's no fun with them.
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-26-2013, 05:12 PM
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Sounds like a lovely horse, but am I correct in thinking, you were only getting him to flip eventually anyway? If so and this girl appears to be the perfect new owner for him, flip him now.

If you think he will become a forever horse for you, keep him and flip another. I'm tending to think he's likely to become a heart-horse for you, if you keep him. If you think that might happen, but don't want it to, then let this young lady have him now, before it becomes too difficult.

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-11-2013, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Update:The sale end up falling threw. She said she had money problems so i still have him.So he is still for sale
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-12-2013, 12:55 AM
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I agree that from that post is sounds like you really love him. You could take it as a sign that you are meant to keep him if you keep having problems selling him. If it is money you are worried about have you considered leasing? If the girl can't afford to buy him, could she afford a half lease? That would give you money, but still let you have full rights to him. Sometimes the horses we make plans for never come to pass. I never planned on owning an Arab. I wanted a big beautiful TB. I LOVE tbs. But I worked with this Arab for two years and when it came down to someone else possibly buying her and taking her, I freaked out and flat out bought her. I never looked back.

Ask yourself: if you lost him to someone else, if you woke up tomorrow and you didn't have him, how would you feel? Would you get over it quickly? Would you think about him now and then and move on? Or would you just lay there and cry? Be honest with yourself because that will give you an honest answer as to if you should keep him for sale, or just keep him! :) Good luck!

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post #10 of 10 Old 03-12-2013, 12:59 AM
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Would your other horse be alone? You could always lease him..Ha Ha
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