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post #11 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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I am just afraid I will show up one day and find out he sold her. I would be heart broke. I really don't think he would, he knows how much I love her, and he is always making comments about how much Roxy loves me and trusts me and how she found her person. But in the end she is his horse, and he wants to cut down his herd.
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post #12 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:25 AM
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Why don't you speak to the owner about how you feel? What is stopping you from owning two horses - is it money, board, time?

Maybe you could lease Roxy until you make a decision?

If you can find a good person, maybe you could lease Turbo out until you know what you want?

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post #13 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:27 AM
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Talk with him about your dilemma. Could you lease her until you can make a more informed decision?

I think you are honestly in puppy love with the horse. But if it is real, you will have given your self time to realize the reality of your relationship. And dont neglect Turbo. You never know, he may steal your heart in the end.

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post #14 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:29 AM
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Why don't you speak to the owner about how you feel? What is stopping you from owning two horses - is it money, board, time?

Maybe you could lease Roxy until you make a decision?

If you can find a good person, maybe you could lease Turbo out until you know what you want?
On that thought ^^^ could you offer to train roxy in exchange for training time on turbo.
What I'm thinking is, you'll ride her, in exchange for lessons. Miles take time and time is short.
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post #15 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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I would love to be able to own 2 horses. But I don't want to neglect one of them, I am riding 3 of his young horses a day, working on halter training a pony yearling, plus riding Turbo every day. I know I could do it, and I know horses don't care if they are ridden or not, but I don't know if I can handle barrel training on two horses. I would go mad just walking the pattern a hundred times. I know I am doubting my decision to by Turbo. Yes, he is amazing, but...I don't even know. I am over thinking things. I know I don't want to give Turbo up. But Roxy is just that horse. I chose Turbo after meeting him once, he was gorgeous, and super sweet, and I wanted something flashy. I walked right past roxy because she was short, had no mane, and had a Roman nose. She isn't the prettiet horse out there, but I wouldn't change one thing about her. Sorry about the novel, I am kind of just typing the argument that is going on in my head. I shouldn't even be thinking about this, I should be happy enough to have Turbo
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post #16 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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@ Phly I am training Roxy for him already, that started this whole problem. I have been pushing this thought out of my head for awhile now, but it is getting stronger. I should just be happy I have Turbo and am getting paid to ride some amazing horses.
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post #17 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 03:35 AM
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If you desperately want Roxy, then buy her and sell Turbo. You said he's flashy, talented, well behaved, overall an amazing horse. Heaps of people would buy a horse like that. Not many people will want a short and ugly horse, but you KNOW Roxy is amazing.

So you've got a much higher chance of finding a great home for Turbo. Not much chance of finding someone good for Roxy, not only based on her looks but her various issues that you're working on.

So from a total outsider's POV I'd suggest you swap horses (as long as you can find an awesome home for Turbo, which I think you could).

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post #18 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 06:56 AM
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it is a tough decision, i couldnt sell turbo if it was my horse, but on the other hand it wouldnt be fair to turbo. id sell him to someone who turbo might be there hearthorse.

id personally couldnt do that, id feel guilty.

but is it cos this horse has attached to you? and lets u do anything with while not letting others do same thing?

do what makes u feel comfortable, ur stomach and heart should be able to answer ur question:)
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post #19 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 07:01 AM
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GET HER. Take it from someone who LET THEIR HEART HORSE GO! I actually facebook stalked her owners five years later and CRIED when I saw pictures of her, not because she's doing badly, but because I missed out. She will forever be the one who got away, and as much as I love my gelding (to pieces!) I would sell him in a heartbeat to get her back. No questions asked.
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post #20 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Its not that she will do anything for me and not someone else. It is that trusts me so completely, and she is so in tune with my body language, we talk and I don't have to say a word. I feel completely free when I ride her, we calm each other down. She tries so hard to do what I ask of her, even if she is scared of the flag I desensitize her with every day. She still tries to hide behind me so the scary flag can't get her. It is maybe a 6 inch triangle orange flag on a stick, but she is convinced it is going to eat her. But she is so much better than when I first started working with her. She was a bolting, terrified mess. Now that she trusts me the bolting has stopped and she has become a happy, calm girl.
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