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post #1 of 12 Old 07-28-2013, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Neighbor's Friend Wants to Give me her Horse

I got a call yesterday from my neighbor's friend, I'll call her Marge. She told me that she is moving to be closer to her daughter but she can't take her horse Terminator with her. She had asked her neighbor about a possible home for her Morgan so my neighbor gave me her number. I have met Term three years ago and he was a real gentlemen about everything I asked. Not spooky either just laid back and ready for the next command. This lady really is hoping I will take him or if I could find someone for her. I would not mind taking him but here is my dilemmas. My one horse is blind and I just got a new one who needs some minor training done. I am more concerned about my blind horse then the new one, I don't want to freak her out. Granted I would keep them in separate pastures for awhile until I'm sure Term is healthy. He is up to date on everything according to Marge including the farrier but I'm still going to have my vet and farrier go to check him out. Should I take him or should I tell her no? I am financially secure enough to take on another horse so money is not a problem.
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-28-2013, 04:35 PM
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Is her horse rideable or would you be taking in a pasture puff? It's great if money is not a factor, but we all know how expensive older horses can be with their vet bills. Retirement board in my area is over $400/month, so you would be doing her a massive favor. Maybe at least right up an agreement that she will still be responsible for vet bills over a certain amount.

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post #3 of 12 Old 07-28-2013, 04:40 PM
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He sounds like he'd be alright - I would lean towards taking him. If you do, buy him for $1 and get a receipt - it gives you proof of ownership and eliminates trouble down the road should she come back one day and want him back whether you want to give him up or not. Good luck.
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He is eleven years old and still sound enough to ride. I wouldn't even give it any thought if the horse was going to be a pasture ornament. I do jumping and trails with my blind horse and trails with my gelding so a pasture ornament is not for me. I like the buy him for a buck idea but its more her kid coming back that I am scared of. Marge is in her later eighties and her health is going so that is why she is moving so I would bet that it would be her daughter who comes.
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-28-2013, 05:05 PM
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Yep, get him. Do it if you can afford to and have the time and space. Pictures please!

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post #6 of 12 Old 07-28-2013, 05:09 PM
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I would go check him out and see if he still has manners that you remember. If he is a good horse, you have the finances to care for him, and time to dedicate to him - then there really is no reason not to other than if you want to or not - and only you can decide that. My friend had a blind appy and that horse was the most accepting of new horses - just had to do slow introductions so the new horse wouldn't be over dominant with her.

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I'm going over tomorrow to meet up with my vet and farrier before test riding him, I am also bringing another horse person along to look him over. If all goes well he'll probably come home with me. Here is the most up to date photo, the only one sent, that Marge has. Her granddaughter is the one in the cart.
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-28-2013, 05:51 PM
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well heck, if he's broke to drive, you can sure send him to me!!!

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-29-2013, 12:26 AM
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Me too!
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-29-2013, 12:40 AM
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He drives too! Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! SCORE!
Does he come with his own cart?

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