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post #21 of 38 Old 09-29-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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@draftyairesmom she had this metal sided run in facing the wrong way. The metal sheets were always blowing up and flapping around too. She used it only on really hot days. In the winter she spends all day at the round bale.

@Tinaev Stall board is $800. I just can't do that, but i wish I could. I can find a stall for her when the weather is really bad, which is what the previous owner did but its become a more personal issue than a care issue.

Thanks everyone who replied. It's nice to know I have people on my side, even if it doesn't change anything.
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post #22 of 38 Old 09-29-2013, 10:49 PM
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$800 holy crap where do you live?! I've never needed to board a horse before but my best friend does she pays $300 for stall board. They feed twice/day and basically she only shows up when she wants to. Crazy.
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post #23 of 38 Old 09-29-2013, 11:08 PM
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Sounds like a horrible family friend, and your parents should be ashamed. If trying to convince the obviously moronic previous owner that her horse is safe using logic fails to work, then add up all the money you have spent on the horse (board, feed, tack, farrier, vet, etc.) and inform her that she can retrieve her animal and return it to its previous miserable lifestyle after she coughs up the hard earned cash you have spent on an animal that she obviously does not truly care about. You may then thank her for crushing a girls dream and wasting a horse. I am sorry if this post is taken as rude, I am a girl who has been in the same position (or as close as can get) and has a had a bad day. I hope it works out for you.
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post #24 of 38 Old 09-29-2013, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TruGing View Post
I could never afford to buy a horse of Sophie's quality, she is not the type of horse that is meant to be a pet. the owner was very lucky and got her cheap as a greenie from a friend, but a horse like her could easily sell for 20k. Another reason why I don't want to let her go sit around in the owners field until she dies. she loves her job and gets bored doing nothing.
You've gotten some fantastic advice here, so I'm just going to pipe up about this. I visited your virtual barn. Sophie is super adorable and very cute, but is not as expensive as you think, IMO. She's almost 16, QH/TB that's been sitting for ages till you came along. Unless she has a million dollar pedigree or did some amazing things in her youth, I don't think she's worth $20k plus.
I'm not bringing this up to be mean or condescending, simply to give another point of view. If the previous owner says she's worth $20k, you may want to take that with a large dose of salt unless she has some pretty major things to back up that claim.
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post #25 of 38 Old 09-29-2013, 11:59 PM
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thats a 1000 horse . Possession being 9/10ths of the law tell so called family friend to pack sand. She makes a fuss hand her the bill for board feed and care.
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post #26 of 38 Old 09-30-2013, 12:45 AM
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Why is board so much where you are? Mine is $450 a month and they do everything, my horse lives in a five star hotel basically. Maybe you should expand your driving distance to a nearby rural area?
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post #27 of 38 Old 09-30-2013, 01:09 AM
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Our region ranges from $250-800/mo, for the same kind of facility, depending on how close you get to the city.

I gotta say, I'm really disappointed in your patents for not getting involved. No kid of mine will have an adult take advantage of them - all the worse it is that it's a family friend. That would put a peer in a horrible position, never mind a 'child' of a peer.

I strongly second tallying up your money spent and showing to her, while you ask her to consider giving the herd more time. At the very least, she reimburses you and the horse goes. At the very best, she reconsiders, for her own reasons.

Incidentally, your parents should be prepared to back you on getting your $$ back, too.

This entire situation is just bogus.
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post #28 of 38 Old 09-30-2013, 05:49 AM
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If your parents are so 'oh well' about it- did they not really want you to take on the horse in the first place? Are they helping you at all with the cost of board, vets etc? Or were they, and the previous owner, somehow hoping you would realize how much a horse costs, and decide to skip the whole thing? ( clearly did not happen) If this is a 'friend' do they somehow think having the previous owner take her back, and still let you ride, etc they are somehow 'helping? How good of 'friends' are they? Is there more to the story?
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post #29 of 38 Old 09-30-2013, 08:12 AM
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I'd also like to toss this out there. Do not allow the ex-owner to visit when you and the BO are not on the property.
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post #30 of 38 Old 09-30-2013, 09:30 AM
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^^ I agree! ^^
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