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post #1 of 11 Old 03-15-2014, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Crying is no fun

So I'm just here balling my eyes out because I had to sell a horse.

I had recently gotten a third horse so I could have two riding horses but due to a sudden chance in circumstances I had to go back to only having two.

I really wanted to sell the new guy just because he was the newest one but logically I thought Sammy should be the one to go because I want to have two ridable horses.

I'm so used to seeing horses coming and going at work but its so different with Sammy. If I tried to tell someone I just sold my best friend, they would be like what he is just a horse.

As sad as it is I don't have many friends even then not any close ones so he helped me get through a lot. Just in general life stuff and with my riding. It may seem silly but I feel like I used him and through him away cause I had hoped to keep him until he died.

I he didn't die or anything and he will be happy and spoilt with his new family. Its just hard and doesn't make it suck any less. So I'm probably going to be randomly crying for at least the next week.

My two horse Apache and Sammy are my world
along with our dogs Patch and Bear.
But I will always love you Jimmy R.I.P
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 12:23 AM
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Sometimes hard decisions have to be made and it's not fun at all. Sorry you had to make one.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 12:43 AM
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If you were able to find a loving home for a horse that cannot be ridden then I would try not to feel too upset/guilty. I am in the situation of only having enough room for 2 horses and one of mine is much much older than I had originally been told and is really only ok with very light hacks every now and then. I would like to be able to re-home him and get a second riding horse that can carry my partner but realistically finding a good home for a old horse that is starting to decline health-wise would not be easy and although I haven't owned him all that long I feel a responsibility to care for him in his old age.

Hopefully you will be able to get updates on him or go visit which should help make things a little easier for you.
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post #4 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah the lady said I could visit any time.

He is in his late teens and aside from his breathing issue which is as bad as it could possibly get he could pass for a two year old in every other way.

I was hoping to be his last home where he could retire but I'm sure his new owner will spoil him to no end which he deserves.
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My two horse Apache and Sammy are my world
along with our dogs Patch and Bear.
But I will always love you Jimmy R.I.P
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 01:04 AM
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I'm sorry that you had to sell your friend, I can only imagine how rough that would be.

However, it sounds like he went to a great owner who will love him to pieces.
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 01:18 AM
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I'm sorry you had to go through selling your horse. It's never easy. My horse friends were sold almost three months ago so I know how you feel, hang in there.
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Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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Though it will upset me for awhile to not be able to just walk out and see his face greeting me, I am lucky enough to still have my other two boys.

My two horse Apache and Sammy are my world
along with our dogs Patch and Bear.
But I will always love you Jimmy R.I.P
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 01:56 AM
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Breathing issues are the main problem with my old guy too although he is much older, at least 24 and possibly even as old as 27-28.
I sold my mini mare at the end of last year when I brought my young gelding so I could get back into riding and it was really hard saying goodbye to her - she was the first horse I have ever actually owned and I found it harder than I thought I would. A few months later and I can now walk through what was her old dry lot without getting a lump in my throat. Time definitely makes it easier and going to visit her in her new home gave me a kind of closure on the whole thing.
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 03:39 AM
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Every time someone buys a horse they should ask themselves ,"and when he is old, and I cannot ride hin anymore, what will become of him?"
You are so lucky that you found someone to love and care for him . A lot of folks do not.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-16-2014, 03:46 AM
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I know it's little consolation during this time, but do try to remember how incredibly fortunate you are are to have a horse, much less two. I for one would absolutely love to have my own and I can certainly afford to buy one, but worry about the many yearly expenses (and that's if all goes well). My day may arrive, but I'll still consider myself rather lucky just to be able to take lessons and come home smelling like the stables. :)

My best to you !
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