Sad day for my horse

Discussion in 'Horses' started by Mmbrown, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. MmbrownWell Known MemberMember

    Today I learned that my mom was going to leave our barn, but this means the horse I was leasing, who I've loved for five years and going, is being taken away from me. Needless to say it's been a very rough day.

    So... Cheer me up with pictures/stories of your "ponies" (he was a 17 hand Oldenburg, so I called him a pony to poke fun) and other pets?

  2. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    That stinks.
    I don't have ponies, but they're very cute!

  3. Dlondon95Well Known MemberMember

    Aww I'm really sorry.

    I don't have any horses either, but I really like them!

  4. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Welcome to FishLore!
    Sorry to hear that :( We don't own horses but the pasture behind us has 6 in it. they are all old, some are partly blind. They come to the fence for carrot snacks quite frequently :)
  5. Sorry !

    My Grandfather had a horse ranch, so we rode alot when we were younger.

    He's gone now and I haven't been on one in years.

    But it made for some great memories !!!
  6. DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry to read this. Why not post pictures of your horse here? Maybe by sharing him with us it will help. :)
  7. MmbrownWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks everyone. He was a good horse... mostly. I prefer to think he wasn't naughty, just misunderstood ;) Good to hear there are some other horse-lovers on fishlore!

    Here's a few pictures of Marco:

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    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  8. DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    Hey Marco! That's a big horse! He looks like a nice boy!
  9. Nice !!!
  10. Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

    Beautiful horse. Is there absolutely no way you can finangle keeping the horse. There has to be some loop hole????
  11. Dlondon95Well Known MemberMember

    What a cute face!
  12. MmbrownWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks for all the nice comments everyone, it's good to hear that I'm not the only one who thinks he's cute hahah (ever seen a horse with a face only its mother could love?).

    I wish there was a way I could keep him but I'm a college student with no money- his owner was leasing him to me for free because, frankly, nobody else wanted to deal with him. But with my mom leaving her farm, his owner didn't want to keep the lease going. I wish she would let me take him because it's more of a detriment for her to have to pay for him when nobody is going to want to take lessons on him- she'll be putting money into him and not getting anything out. If she had let me keep him, she wouldn't be doing either ;D.

    Maybe she will realize that. I'd like to get my BFF back. But I guess this is all good for our BN Pleco Chester, cause I've been reading A LOT about new fun tank things to do to keep my mind off it!
  13. Mrs FishNew MemberMember

    I know just how you feel. I 'looked after' my friend's horse for nearly two years. She got a regular boyfriend and didn't want to spend the time with him, so she handed me the saddle and bridle and Brandy and I spent many happy times together. Then she told me she was going to sell him. I was broken-hearted that I couldn't afford to buy him. It was like saying goodbye to a friend x
  14. AbalisaValued MemberMember

    Its hard, they really are companions just like dogs. My horse passed away some years back and i still miss her, she was born on my 9th birthday.

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  15. MmbrownWell Known MemberMember

    Makes you kind of wonder why we let ourselves get attached, to any animal really. Their life spans are so much shorter than ours (generally, I don't suppose anyone around here owns one of those giant tortoises?) so we know we have to lose them someday, by death or just by some other separation. But, it's better to have had a best friend than never at all. Sorry to hear about your horses as well.

    It's been two months today since I found out he wasn't coming back, and it still makes me sad. Sometimes you just have a certain horse you connect to more than any other you've had, you know? Kind of like how people end up (while they don't want to admit it) having a "favorite dog" over the course of their life, or what have you.

    My sister and mom have been letting me ride their horses when I come home, so I've ridden maybe five times since April. It's bad for me, since riding is such a passion in my life. But it's kind of hard once you fall out of it to get things organized again.

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