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post #11 of 16 Old 08-26-2014, 11:37 PM
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I'm in the go ahead and trade camp.

From someone with a 14 year old, still green, arabian sitting in her field, trade. I didn't have an option to trade, nor the money to invest in training. I've had her for 10 years now. I was finally able to save and get into a situation to buy another horse last year. He has given me back my confidence, because he is the polar opposite of my little grey, endearing mare. It is amazing what the right horse can do for your confidence. Absolutely amazing.

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It is amazing what the right horse can do for your confidence. Absolutely amazing.


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post #12 of 16 Old 08-27-2014, 07:24 AM
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There is no shame in admitting this horse is to much for you.
You are not doing it any favours by keeping it because matters will get worse.

Wrong horse for the person is not just confined to novice riders. International event rider, Ginny Leng, had a lovely grey horse, Murphy Himself, which she found just to much even though she won a lot with him. The horse went to Ian Stark and they won everything!

There are many many incidents where top horses get swapped with another rider just because the original pair really did not 'click'
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post #13 of 16 Old 08-27-2014, 06:16 PM
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You have two things going for you, actually three.
1. You recognized early that the horse was more than you can handle.
2. You have a seller who's willing to trade back with a more suitable horse.
3. You work a' horseback on a freakin' ranch!! There's folks who would kill to be you!

The owner may ask for a bit more money in the trade back. That's to be expected. A more finished horse is worth more than a green one. But, good for you, and good luck. Don't let this green horse shake your confidence. There's plenty of good horses around. Get one that's right for you.
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post #14 of 16 Old 08-27-2014, 08:08 PM
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hey buddy! been in your shoes, but I was 27.

Depends on how much you like this horse. If you like him enough, get him some training and take lessons with him. You will grow into each other. That is what I did. Had the best est buddy for 14 years.

On the flip side had a green broke 12 year old broodmare who was dangerous. Spent about 8 months with her but we didn't bond and we never clicked, despite the old college try. i did not feel bad selling her on.

Good luck! We need more male riders out there!
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post #15 of 16 Old 08-27-2014, 10:27 PM
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good for you for realizing he is too much for you, there is nothing wrong with getting a horse that would be a better partner with you. Riding is suppose to be fun, and you dont want to start to hate riding. Yes trade him.you will probably feel a bit sad at first, but when you start to enjoy your new fun horse, your sadness will pass, Good Luck
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post #16 of 16 Old 08-29-2014, 08:19 PM
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Get a horse that will build your confidence, not one that you can't trust. Life isn't much fun recovering from injury.

Nothing wrong with it.
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