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post #1 of 6 Old 05-26-2016, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Still haven't decided

I posted a few months ago about buying my riding school horse. I have zero doubts about the horse himself or my ability to take care of him but knowing that I will have to move countries (possibly continents) in two or three years has stopped me for going for it. I already told myself that it is not wise move to buy him but as things stand now I ride him four times a week and except for jumping and hacking I can handle him without my instructor (by this I mean that in the arena I ride him without supervision).

Just a bit of background. P is a 15 year old gelding. Safe on the street even amongst cars. Calm, careful jumper (I was so scared of jumping before I started with him and now I am fine). Easy to handle. Likes brushing etc. I have fallen off him once in a year and even that was my fault. I am in Central Asia and full boarding with vet costs 200 dollars so I can afford that. He himself costs 3500 dollars.

I do not know what to do! He is perfect! We have had out struggles and fights and now we understand each other perfectly. I am just scared of selling a 18 old horse in a few years....Please give your honest opinions!
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-26-2016, 05:40 AM
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Honestly, if you're planning on reselling I wouldn't get a horse of that age. Can you lease him?
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-26-2016, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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So he is now 15 to clarify.I do not know if they do leases here but it would be of course a safer option.Im not worried about losing money but rather about giving him a happy old age when it comes
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-26-2016, 07:57 AM
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I agree that leasing sounds perfect for you in your current situation. You don't want to be stuck sending board payments across the world while you wait for your horse to sell.
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-26-2016, 10:50 AM
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Yep, agreed. Leasing might be a better fit. If you don't intend to move him with you, leave him where he is.
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-26-2016, 12:22 PM
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Personally, I would eliminate the stress and lease him if possible. And then enjoy the time you have with him.

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