(Closed) Sad: Have To Give Up My Horses

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m so sorry. I’ve never been lucky enough to have horses, but I know how painful it must be to give up two creatures who are part of your heart.  Big hugs.

Post # 4
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

It was so hard losing my horses, but sending them to a good home made all the difference. Especially if you won’t be able to ride them anymore, it sounds like a good decision. I’m sure you can find them a great home where they will be loved and worked. 

Post # 5
147 posts
Blushing bee

Definitely post on CRaigslist and any local horse/riding boards – contact local 4H group leaders and see if you can find a good home maybe even a free lease? They cover all expenses but you retain ownership. Sorry you’re in this position!

Post # 6
1327 posts
Bumble bee

I sold my horse two years ago… it was completely heartbreaking for me, it took me 6 months of hard work to find him a home. The one thing I didn’t budge on was finding him a good home, as there are just as many good homes and bad home out there. Take your time and you will know when you have found the right person. It will be ok, and yes it does get easier with time.  Make sure you get the best pictures possible, and post the best decription you can and post there ads everywhere. The more exposure they get the better chance of finding the best home.  

Post # 7
9479 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aw, I’m sorry hun!  ๐Ÿ™ I lived in OH with my ex and we had mini horses and a donkey.  We eventually had to give them up and I was heartbroken.  

Post # 8
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I completely sympathize!  I am in a posistion right now that I may very well have to give up my girl in the not too distant future, (worsening allergies as well as decreasing finances).  She’s 17 and we’ve had her since she was  3.  She has arthritis, so probably can’t be ridden too much, but she’s got a really long mane that I’m sure some little girl would love brushing.  It sucks, especially because I am such a firm believer in keeping a pet for life.  Sending virtual hugs!

Post # 9
7288 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

๐Ÿ™ I’m so sorry it is a heartbreaking decision, but at least you have them in your best interest and know what their needs are

Like other said use all your networking- 4-h groups, hose clubs, craigslist, websites, word of mouth etc. You never know! Too bad Im not closer ๐Ÿ™

Post # 10
1656 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@sassy411:  I’m so sorry to hear this ๐Ÿ™ My grandfather recently made the decision to give up his horses as well, so I can relate to what you’re going through. Boarding was costing him about $700/mo. alone and he couldn’t ride them as much as he used to, so he decided it wasn’t fair to them. He’s very particular about his horses and it did take him a while to find an owner he felt was qualified (plus he wanted to keep the pair together), but they’re both living happily together at their new home. I know it’s difficult, but I hope that you’re able to find peace with your decision as soon as possible. Best of luck!

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