Post # 1
If I could ever figure out how to post pics, I would. They are so good and so sweet. But, business isn’t cashflowing right now, plus they are pasture boarded some distance away, they are getting excellent care. We went thru a lot to find a good facility when we had to move to the city for work.
Anyway, my 3 yo gelding so wants to bond with a human and work, it isn’t fair to keep him in pasture. He is incredibly smart, social and wiiling. He’s a QH/Paint.
My mare has been with me for 10’yrs, she is gorgeous and huge. I can’t separate these two.
I stress so much about finding a really good home for them. It has to be done, my spine is literally crumbling, I’ll never ride again. But I am sad and scared.
These guys need to be part of a family. I just have to find one good enough for them. This is really hard.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
Aw, I’m sorry hun! 🙁 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
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
🙁 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 🙁
Post # 10
@sassy411: I’m so sorry to hear this 🙁 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!