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post #11 of 15 Old 04-06-2013, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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She just emailed me-she wants a horse for $1K, and that is not him. Oh well. Now to decide if I keep him another year......or list him now. Will probably discuss with the DH.......I think his vote will be hold off selling. UGH. Well, at least he is a good safe mount, and I can have some fun on him......he is not all bad. Oh well. Thanks all....I will keep thinking about it, and may just spread the word rather than formally listing him.
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I just went through this with Whiskey - who is a fantastic mare who I really liked. She developed Sarcoids, which scarred her when we treated them - and left her unable to show at the level I compete. I was going to keep her forever, just because she was so darn nice that I couldn't fault her on anything other than her scars. I put the word out on my facebook page that she would be available to the perfect home ... the next day a woman who had bought my old show gelding many years ago messaged me and said she had been following Whiskey on my facebook page since I brought her home 2 years ago... and wanted her desperately for a local show horse, trail rider, and buddy. I sold her for 4 times what I bought her for, and am saving the money for a new lunge line prospect while working on Daisy, my current show prospect (and eventually my daughter's show mount).

So maybe your perfect home for him is with someone you know... wouldn't hurt to put the word out.
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post #13 of 15 Old 04-06-2013, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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I actually am doing that, thanks. At this point, since I really don't NEED to sell, I can do it that way-he is available. I talked to one of my trainers about it today-he thought my "obscene" price was really reasonable, and thinks he can get more-mostly because really broke horses are few and far between around here. So he, and others will keep it in mind for their clients.

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post #14 of 15 Old 04-06-2013, 09:53 PM
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Franknbeans - sometimes it is good to rehome horses. I had to rehome my gelding Red. He is now with my hubby's goddaughter's daughter! She just adores him and that is what I wanted - a really good home.

Sorry to hear about your husband. I have recently been tested for MS and they just now determined it is NOT MS or other demylinating disease. In fact, I had just received a MS med to try that was pretty steep in price. I hope your husband responds well to medication. I will keep y'all in my prayers.
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-06-2013, 09:55 PM
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Yep... that's the same here... the really, truly broke horses are hard to find... and you can always find a good home for one.

And don't feel guilty - I love my horses, spend tons of time with them, treat them as well as horses can be treated. But when that horse doesn't fit with my needs anymore, I move them down the road - I just make sure they are going to good homes. Horses are just too expensive for me to keep the ones that aren't providing a service to me. The only exception to this is the ancient pony who at 30 plus years of age has earned his retirement and will stay with us until the end.

Most of the people I know who keep horses that don't quite fit their needs do so out of guilt or indecision and either end up changing their dreams to fit the capabilities of the horse, leave the horse in the pasture, or get out of horses completely. Not an option for me...
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