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post #1 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 2nd Horse?

Ok so I know this probably sounds crazy and I don't want to sound like a "brat", but I was on Amazon and one of the side ads was for a horse at a barn in Georgia. There were some pictures of him jumping, so I clicked on the link. I fell in love with that horse. He is 16.2hh and 9yrs. He is jumping 4'4 and they are beautiful. The problem is, I already have a horse, whom I love to death, but he doesn't really care for me much. I have only had him for about 8 months but still... I really don't know what to do because the horse is GORGEOUS

here is a link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCOK...tq7Nwn&index=2

Please give me some advice. I don't know how long the horse will be for ale.

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 01:53 AM
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If you only had him for 8 months than he is still just getting to know you. This horse your looking at may be gorgeous but have you actually went to see him. When I buy a new horse color don't really matter. I focus on the horse in general how it acts with me and how his training is. You might go meet this horse and you guys won't click at all. Yes I know he's pretty but what's wrong with the horse you have now?
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 03:35 AM
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Maybe you can trade horses? :P
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 10:59 AM
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Are you looking to keep your current horse AND possibly buy a new one? Or would you sell your current horse and get the new one? Either way I would definitely go test the horse out if you're interested, at least once. You never know until you try. I also agree with run4home2012, don't buy a horse just based on color. That should be the last thing you're worried about when looking to buy a horse.

Hope that helps!
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 11:02 AM
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Am I the only one who would think Amazon is NOT the place to go to look for horses, heck I didn't know you could sell livestock at all there
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 11:38 AM
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^no gingerscout I agree. maybe it was a side ad? Like the whole 'since you searched for this item here are businesses in your area'? oh well.

OP buying a horse based on color or because it's pretty is a lot like winning goldfish at the fair. There's that 1/50 chance that it works out fine but then there's that 49/50 chance that it won't work out and end up making you miserable.

You haven't had your horse that long, what makes you think that he's not for you? Have you met this 'pretty' horse in person? You could decide to go buy him, sell your old horse and then end up absolutely loathing the new horse's temperament. It takes longer for a horse to get acquainted and comfortable with someone new than just 8 months. It could also be that this horse is pretty but needs a certain type of rider which your not, or doesn't do anything but look pretty.

Would you be selling your old horse or simply buying a second? This scenario requires a different reply lol
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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It was a side add
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post #8 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 02:32 PM
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If you seriously consider buying every horse you fall in love with via their for sale add, you're gonna have a bad time...

He's cute, but nothing extraordinary.

Here's some things you should be asking yourself:

1. Can I afford to care for a second horse?
2. Do I have time to work with a second horse?
3. Why do I need a second horse?
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 02:40 PM
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Yes, it's a bad idea.
You don't "fall in love" with a horse online. It's a picture of a tiny moment in time. Not the day to day. You don't see WHO the horse really is. That takes time, and the horse changes as you two interact. You fall in love with a horse over time and as the two of you become a team. The same will be said of a horse falling in love with a human. I'd say you're bit frustrated and impatient right now and If you love your horse "to death" as you say, then actually do what love does...stick with him. 8 months is about 8 seconds in the life of a horse or a human for that matter. Slow down and let your relationship grow. That takes time. Horse time.
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-20-2014, 02:57 PM
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It took me over a year to "get used" to my horse Red. I actually almost sold him I was getting so frustrated.

But now? Wouldn't ever think of selling him. He's such a good boy! (Now that I got him figured out. )

I look at for sale ads all the time. And drool over all the gorgeous horses for sale and thinking about if I would buy them.

But then I just remember the 2 amazing horses I already have and all the time it took me to get them just where I want them.

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