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post #1 of 7 Old 08-05-2018, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Whitefoot... to stay or not to stay

Morning all. I am looking for advice. I have raised an orphan from two days until preweaning stage.
I now need to make a decision on whether to keep her or give her away ... not so easy but I want what is best for her.
We live very remote in the Tanimi Desert and she has never had the chance to mix with a normal herd of horses however has her K9 herd lead by the alpha Chihuahua. She is training very well and has developed such amazing skills and behaviour since my last post.
Circumstances may change and I may need to relocate to town (7hrs away).
I have been recently looked at giving her away to someone more 'suited' that has horses and land. Possibly to be put out to pasture and grow up until ready.
Or do I keep her with me and access the available stables with daily visits and exercise (they also have Day yards attached).
For her future development as a trained, reliable, rideable horse, what would you choose if you had the bond and relationship I have with her?
So sorry if I have rambled on, I am interested in your thoughts.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-05-2018, 10:46 PM
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If I had the resources to board her, I'd take her with me. If money and time will be limited, I'd look for another, suitable home for her.
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Yup, I'd keep her if I could afford the care and boarding and future training costs. If you're not going to have time or funds for a baby, then I'd rehome her.
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If you can afford it, I vote to keep her, especially since you mentioned the bond you have formed!
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-06-2018, 10:24 AM
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Without reading the replies, I say let her be a horse in a herd of horses and learn the lessons they can teach her. It'll also benefit her growth and overall soundness. Could you pay a board fee for that situation and bring her up when she is older?
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-06-2018, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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I guess she will get socialisation in town with the other horses that board. I might have the opportunity for more interaction once settled and meet 'horse' people.
If I relinquish her now I lose her for good
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