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post #11 of 20 Old 07-20-2013, 02:29 PM
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My mind goes 2 different directions on this one.

#1. Go ahead and do the lease and see how it works and if it does, buy him and give him a great forever home for as long as he lasts.

#2. Pas on him and spend the money on your current horse and send her to a full time trainer to try to get her past all the spookiness.

So, some questions for you to think about. The new job means less time for horses, so what will you do with Smarty? Sell her? What is the going rate for an elderly, although well trained horse in your area? Here, $1000 seems pretty high for that age horse, but may be very normal in your area. Why do you want a 2nd horse? Why make yourself horse poor? Can you handle the bills if both horses each have a catastrophic injury at the same time and both get huge bills? Can you easily handle the ongoing expenses of an older horse? Do you really want 2 horses?

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post #12 of 20 Old 07-21-2013, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanksfor the replies. I feel I could financially look after both. I am the type to save rather well, already at the moment having 1 grand saved away for smarty. I remember blacki as a confidence building horse so if he is still like he was could build my confidence with cantering again and id probably take him out on trail rides and paddock plods. I think i could handle two horses but i feel the trial would be the best way to see if i can. I lost most of my friends the past couple weeks (best friend kissed my bf, long story) so now its all about work and horses to me.
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post #13 of 20 Old 07-21-2013, 01:58 AM
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Go get your horse back.
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post #14 of 20 Old 07-21-2013, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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AlexS he always felt like mine, the day i was told he was gone home I cried. Tonight I am going to ring and ask if i could do a 1-2 month free lease trial and see how it goes. Will keep you all updated.
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post #15 of 20 Old 07-21-2013, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Update: Rang up and she was really friendly. We had a chat about him being transported here and she doesn't have a float anymore and I don't either but has discussed her and me going halves in hiring a float and she will float him out for me. Her farrier wont return her phone calls so his feet are a bit messy at the moment but Smarty is due in about 2-3 weeks so she's asked me to find out how much he will cost for just a trimming and will pay me the money for it(after that I will be looking after his care myself) We talked about worming, and shes also offered me to come out and see him before he comes to my aggistment so after awhile we agreed 2 days from now when I have a day off I'll go out there and see him and have a chat with her about everything face to face. So in other words after all the discussion I am going out to see him and if all goes well he will be coming here for the trial in 1-2 weeks.
I'm nervous now but I always felt like Blacki and I weren't supposed to part so abruptly. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe i'm right. Time will tell.
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post #16 of 20 Old 07-21-2013, 06:07 PM
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That's wonderful Tayz.
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post #17 of 20 Old 07-24-2013, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
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Update: Went and saw him today! He is well....he is a mess. She found out hes actually 21 now, hes got no topline, poor weight but not extremely bad having no topline kind of makes it look a lot worse I think. His hooves are a mess, I've got my farrier whos agreed to do him when he comes out in about 2-3 weeks to do smarty so until then i'll just have to wait it out and work on getting his weight back up. I feel sory for the owner, she really loves him and is trying but with a 6 month old, no grass in the paddock, farrier not answering her calls, shes having a lot of trouble coping. Hes coming to mine on the weekend so in 3 days he will be at mine. Looking forward to it, he in for a shock to the system with a new place, new routine and new horsey friend.

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post #18 of 20 Old 07-26-2013, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Update: hes arriving today in approximately 4 hours

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post #19 of 20 Old 07-26-2013, 09:36 PM
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Good luck! Keep us posted!
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post #20 of 20 Old 07-27-2013, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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https://www.horseforum.com/horse-pict...-horse-242097/

Heres the new thread with all the photos of him

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