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post #1 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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I think I bought the wrong horse.

I bought turbo a few months ago. He is a dream under saddle, a joy to be around, the best horse I have ever had. But, I have been working with his old owners' horses, and one in particular has caught my heart. I started with this flighty little chestnut mare, can't be more than 14 hands, she was a twin so I am guessing it stunted her growth. She has a mohawk mane, roman nose, little tiny star on her head, and just pure muscle before we even started working. She was terrified of everything due to bad handling by a previous trainer. We have done a lot of ground work in the past few months, and I have fallen in love with this little girl. I am now riding her at the walk and trot in the round pen, and today we ventured out to walk around the farm a little. I can't believe how much this horse trusts me, she will do anything as long as I tell her it is okay. If she gets scared, instead of taking off like she used to, she hides behind me. I feel so good when I am with her, I find myself wanting to go see her before I mess with Turbo. I need to find a way to keep two horses, I believe I have found my heart horse...
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post #2 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 01:15 AM
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Why do you need to keep them both? There's the possibility of trading Turbo for her. Anyways, good luck- I hope you find a way to get your heart horse. There's nothing quite like finding that, I'll never forget mine.
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post #3 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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I have thought about asking the owner if I could trade Turbo for her, but I really do love him, just not like I love Roxy. I have a lot of thinking to do :/
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post #4 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 01:25 AM
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That's definitely a tough situation. I'm in a similar one- I have two horses, and I definitely feel connected with one, but I'm afraid that I might just love the other rather than have a connection with him. I don't want to sell him, I am attached, but I'm thinking a lot about what would be best.
Definitely put a lot of thought into it, but don't get too stuck thinking- make a decision. It'll be for the best. Look at it in logical terms, i.e., what's best for you and the horses. Who knows, maybe someone will come along that clicks with Turbo.
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post #5 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 01:50 AM
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Which horse will fill your riding needs better?

If you can't have both, we all wish we could have em all.
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post #6 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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Very tough situation. I am very attached to Turbo, and I enjoy being with him, but there just isn't that connection like with Roxy. Roxy and I understand each other, trust each other. And she has come so far, and she is a one person horse. She chose me. That means a lot to me. Turbo could care less who is petting him, or riding him, as long as he is getting some kind of attention. But Roxy is different. Such a hard decision.
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post #7 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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They will both fulfill my riding needs. She is Turbo's half sister, I was planning on training Turbo for barrels when he is 3-4, he is almost 3. Roxy is 5, she is totally built to run barrels, except for her height. And she is very fast and can turn on a dime. But Turbo can too. Lol I am terrible with tough decisions.
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post #8 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:01 AM
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If you re-read your last post, you might find that it's not that hard a decision. If things don't work out and you can't keep both, I would definitely sell/trade Turbo in order to buy Roxy.
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post #9 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:01 AM
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Do they ride equally and at your level? Can you accomplish your goals on either? If its a Tye go with the one that's healthiest and has the best mind for what you want.

Your passion for one over the other could hold back your riding, or make it better. Hard to say without being there.

But a lovey horse doesn't always make the best horse.
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post #10 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:07 AM
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Take your time. Turbo is perfect, as you said. Since you have time to spend with her anyway step back and think things through.

Id personally never pass up the sure thing, maybe if you wait you can find a way to have the best of both worlds.

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