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post #1 of 6 Old 10-02-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting Predicament.

so after much pondering, I love my arab, even if she is a little small, she's not going any where any time soon. the foal that she (hopefully) will have in the spring will be her perfect replacement as she gets older.

Pickles is a great little horse(3 years old) that I am starting under saddle asap. she is quiet, learns quick and is a total dream to handle. submissive, rarely if ever challenges anything. Great size, decently well bred, pretty good conformation. In short, the dream of many. Its nice to be working with a willing horse, if slightly boring. I can see her being a great beginners mount. She is a character.

So where is the predicament you ask? My BO wanted a project, and at my 'hinting' bought a little aqha mare. Well, I like her. A lot. Which is funny, because as a rule I dislike QH's, my experiences with them in the past has involved being bucked off, reared off, kicked, run over and bitten, and the ones who weren't evil or insane were boring. I know, I know, its a huge breed, don't judge it by a few individuals... Any how, we get along great, she fits the riding I do(ok, not the perfect endurance horse, but we'd have fun) is the size I like, and the perfect attitude. She also has the biggest heart and best work ethic I've seen. You can ride her for miles, come back exhausted, and she is still asking to go work more. Doesn't know the meaning of quit. She's a bit of a challenge personality wise, which I love. I don't "click" often with a horse. I like pretty much all horses, some of them a lot, but there are very few I feel instantly comfortable on, and that I would be sad to see go, and this is one of them.

Why is this an issue? because its her or pickles, I cant have both. By BO bought her as a project, and she will be for sale in the spring. I love them both.

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Sounds like Pickles will be very sellable but does not sound like you are head over heels in love with her. Sell her and buy your BO's horse.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-02-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thesilverspear, thanks for the input. I really like pickles, and enjoy working with her. I have been swinging between the two options.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-02-2013, 08:10 PM
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I'd start Pickles and ride her during the winter months. Then choose.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-02-2013, 09:27 PM
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Pickles is not the Arab, right? If not, I also like the suggestion of starting Pickles over the winter a little bit. That way you might be able to make a better decision once she starts working and you can see more of what kind of riding attitude she has. You never know you might really like her. Lol, although that would make the decision harder but at least you will know for sure. Plus by spring she will have some training done which will make her easier to sell if you do decide to go with the QH after all.
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-03-2013, 02:17 AM
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I think you and Pickles both deserve to be in love, not like! If you've had her a while and don't adore her, buy the other horse if that works out. If Pickles goes to a great home and you love the new filly, you'll all be happier in the long run :)

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