Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canyon - Prince is going home


sold.






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He's going home this weekend.








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(it's an amazing world)






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(okay, who wants to go horse shopping?)

8 comments:

d2cmom said...

So did you get the money back for training him or just what you spent on him?

Grey Horse Matters said...

I hope she enjoys him when she gets him back. He looks like a great guy.

Breathe said...

At the end of the day, I ended up getting most of what I paid for him (it was the price I listed him for, because I dropped it a little given the market).

The amount is 50% more than I thought I'd get since i wasn't willing to be dishonest about him. And I think I can use the money to get a very good horse in return.

I never took him to a trainer, if I thought it would have helped I would have, but the ones I talked to were reluctant given that he bucks.

So it's just my time training him to get over his spooks, to behave better in transitions, to bend and do all the parelli moves.

But the fact that he's going home is good enough, better than $$. I was worried he was going to bounce around and never get a real home given his challenges...

Speaking of which, anyone familiar with Hill Country Horses? They are in Briggs, tx...

Breathe said...

I think he is a great guy. In every way but one, really.

Life at Star's Rest said...

Congratulations and how nice to have a happy ending!

When you go horse shopping, be sure you bring along a savvy and trustworthy friend whose neutral opinion you will trust. Carmon

Breathe said...

Carmon, if you were closer I'd take you with.

Anyone else? Volunteers? :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Send me some of that karma, Winter. I'm really glad it's worked out for you and for Canyon. I know it's still hard, but you know it's the best thing in this situation.
I thought I'd have a forever horse in Baby Doll, but I know in my heart, as painful as it is, she's not the right one for me.

Now just to find a good home for her. This is not the best time to sell a horse...and the horse trader who sold her to me won't take responsibility.

Best of luck finding a new horse, too. I hope it will be just as sweet as Lilly is for your daughters.

~Lisa

Breathe said...

Lisa - I'm sending you major selling vibes. How long before you can ride?