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post #21 of 38 Old 05-20-2015, 12:55 PM
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My wife and I have a will and have appointed a guardian for our children should something happen to both of us. If something should happen to me I'm sure some or all of the horses would go. I'd like to think that I have enough horse friends and my horses have enough virtues that quality homes could be found for them. My horses are middle aged and so am I so if everything works out I should out live them. As long as I am physically and financially able they have a forever home. I'm at least the third owner of each so the previous owners trusted someone else to care for them. I would not pts a perfectly good horse just because I didn't think anyone else could care for them as well as l do.
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post #22 of 38 Old 05-20-2015, 01:25 PM
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I'm 20 and horseless atm.

If something were to happen to me:

My dog stays right where she is, just transfers into Mum's ownership, not mine.
Assuming it happens AFTER I get my horse, either Mum keeps my horse, or finds a suitable home. I have no issue with my horse being sold after my death so long as she's sold to a good home (I'm a mare person).

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post #23 of 38 Old 05-20-2015, 01:28 PM
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My girl would go back to her last owner, to be cared for or sold. Come what may, either her last owner or myself will probably be her last stop. If we're both dead, well, depending on her age, I'd either want her put to sleep or passed to one of three other people that know her and her abilities and temperament, to be kept or rehomed to appropriate families.
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post #24 of 38 Old 05-20-2015, 01:51 PM
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im 24, i own two horses atm and take care of my sisters mare.
If something were to happen to me.... the choices would go in this order

1. Fiance ( if he wants our two)
2. Sister ( older sister, horse capable. but would not be able to financially keep both my horses and her mare so the yearling would be sold off)
3. Father ( Financially to take care of all of them but would sell off the yearling)

If anything were to happen to me my sister would have to take responsibility for her own horse no matter what.
Josie (14 year old) has always been sort of shared between my father and i
Bo (yearling) co-owned by my finance and i

so even if they had to be split up, each one has another "owner"
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post #25 of 38 Old 05-20-2015, 11:40 PM
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Very good idea to have plans like this in place.

I am in my mid 20s and own two horses. I have some chronic health issues. I still work, and my horses live very nice lives. However, considering my health issues, I may wind up in long term remission, and I may not. But (most of the time) I am stable enough to care for my horses - minus occasionally needing help from one close friend and/or my mum.

The close friend and my mum have both had it discussed between the 3 of us what would ever happen should I keel over and die (lol). The mare I've had for ~12 years would stay, 100%. My BOs daughter and her family LOVE her, so she'd stay boarded there for the daughter to play around with and learn on.

My other mare I have had for 5 years would continue with her free lease/training program at the barn I board her at currently, and continue to be shown by them. If she ever needed to be sold it would be within their program (and my close friend/mum would wait until the perfect person came along, though more than likely she would just stay free leased or on training/showing board within their program)

It's all good stuff to have a plan for, and I feel like more people - regardless of their current health or financial situations - should be planning for such events.
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post #26 of 38 Old 05-22-2015, 12:23 PM
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About 3 yrs ago my sister bought a mini and a shetland pony, she just loves the little mini and commented that he has a home here for life. I gently pointed out to her that there is a very good chance he will out live her so she has thought about it but her daughter would take him.
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post #27 of 38 Old 05-24-2015, 08:30 PM
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Well, my sister is obsessed with horses as well and my parents know that if I were to die for any reason, I would not want them sold. But...if they had to be, I would rather that than euthanization. So. They would be kept for my sister, or if funds were really that bad, sold.
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post #28 of 38 Old 05-24-2015, 08:46 PM
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I only own one now, and he would go to a daughter who ranches.

I am named in a former boss's will to handle the dispersal of his horses should something happen to him.

Horses (and cattle) owned by a ranch in which I have an interest will continue to be ranch property and an amount will be paid to my children to buy my portion out. My kids will not have the opportunity to remain owners. We update that cost annually.
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post #29 of 38 Old 05-24-2015, 08:48 PM
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I've already looked after this. Since hubby is gone, I've had a lawyer draw up that a particular gal and her hubby are to be allowed to enter the property and house to pick up the horses and whatever they need to look after them. My bro, who has POA has this info as well. I know he'd rather not have to deal with horses.

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post #30 of 38 Old 05-24-2015, 10:37 PM
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I am 16, and I constantly worry about "what-ifs". If something were to happen to me, my parents or sister would likely keep them, or one of my other horsey family members. I know my aunt would probably take my gelding, she had him before me, and my uncle might take my youngster (he seems rather fond of her). I believe my older mare would be kept and used by my parents, I am not sure if anyone would take her.

No auctions, only to trusted homes that my parents could keep contact with, so preferably family.

If my parents are gone and I keel over, I know my sister would take care of them and either keep or sell them to good homes.

She keeps hanging on, to the dream she's always known, for the glory, d*mn the pain, holds it all within them reins! She is country tough and there's no giving up, from her boots down to her precious latigo. Her heart is a rodeo!
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