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post #1 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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In a horse-buying funk :/

So I guess I just kinda needed to voice my whining here...

I work at a reined cowhorse barn. We have a lot of really nice horses. I don't normally get attached to the training horses, but I've gotten really, really attached to one in particular. :/

I've posted about her a couple times, but it's getting down to the wire. I thought maybe I would have the money to buy her by now, but I don't. The trainer i work for says she is ready to sell and he wants her gone. There is someone coming after thanksgiving to look at all the two year olds and pick one out that she wants. I'm terrified she's going to pick my little filly.

I don't think the trainer is going to be open to payments...:/ So now I don't know what to do. I know I'm probably never going to really own her, but I'm still hanging onto hope for the time being.

Sigh. She's like my little Selena in every way except her color. Same personality, same attitude, same sweet face. She's been beyond easy to train and she works so good every time. The trainer hates her though because she's "****y"...You have to ask her instead of demanding it, and that doesn't suit him. Regardless, she is a wonderful, incredible filly with a giant heart.

I know there will be more horses down the line but I'm just pouting because THIS is the horse I want. She's the type of horse I always dreamed of having for myself, and now here she is in front of me and I can't do anything about it. I could afford her upkeep once she gets home but I can't fork out several thousand for her now...

So for now I'm pouting and sad...:/

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #2 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 12:33 AM
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I think it's worth it to ask about payments.
You never know! :)

Good luck!
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post #3 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 12:46 AM
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Be honest, say how much she means to you and ask what you can possibly do to work things out.
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post #4 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 01:14 AM
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If that was my "heart horse" then I'd do whatever I could to make her mine. Beg, borrow, trade, slave or sell. ...besides, he's probably asking way to much for her anyway, what with that ****y attitude of her's and all.
Don't give up yet, try to find a way!
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post #5 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are right...

One of the trainer's friends is really good at helping me out and giving me advice. Maybe if I talk to him he'll help me talk to the boss about her. He already knows I'm attached to her.

I don't know if this is just a hormonal imbalance or what but I was crying most of last I'm an overly emotional person though. It's hard for me to differentiate between warranted emotions and me just overreacting...

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #6 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 11:16 AM
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It won't hurt to ask. You might be able to work something out. Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
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post #7 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 11:22 AM
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Maybe in getting you confused with another forum memeber... But weren't you having trouble keeping one horse??

I'm kind of in that situation now, except the horse is not for sale. Detaching myself from her will be difficult when the time comes but there will be others.
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post #8 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 11:33 AM
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Could you afford to take out a loan?

She is very cute!
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post #9 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 11:33 AM
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If it doesn't work out this time, then it doesn't work out. I guess me personally, I'd never accept payments for a horse. But he might. Who knows.

You'll have to understand it from his perspective too: The horses are his income, so he needs to get paid for them too.

I hope you get her ..... but you got lots of years left if you don't. You will find another!

Don't stretch yourself thin on money. I myself would love to have another horse, and I could handle the purchase price. But then there's the annual vet visits, and an extra horse in farrier costs, and dewormer, and yearly shots ..... and all the extra care really adds up. I remember you said you were having tight money with hauling for barrel races this winter? Don't stretch yourself too thin.

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post #10 of 24 Old 11-06-2013, 11:36 AM
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Sorrel, it can never hurt to ask about payments. Since he knows how attached you are to her, he might be more open to it. It can be really difficult training horses for others because there are some that you fall head over heels in love with....only to have to see them leave in someone else's trailer.
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