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Re: RC: Re: Re: Re: Horse Savaging

In a message dated 03/16/2000 7:19:03 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< I have a friend who had a huge dressage horse, wonderful
 conformation, messed up brain.  She had owned him for five or six years and
 was in love with his potential, but he was dangerous.  Not to people on the
 ground, but under saddle he would just lose it without provocation.  She was
 married and had two small children, her husband wanted her to get rid of the
 horse as he was afraid for her life.
 After hearing her tell of yet another near-death experience, I asked her why
 she was keeping the horse.  I pointed out that after all these years if he
 wasn't straightened out he never was going to be. She was a wonderful rider,
 so it wasn't her fault.  Better to look at this issue before she ended up in
 a wheelchair or dead.  She finally saw it, and sold the horse thru auction,
 to go to the killers.  But, someone bought him from the killers, and she got
 a call from a woman months down the road, who was having the same problems
 as she did.  This woman bought killer horses and rehabed them, then resold
 them to new homes.  My friend told this person that the reason she sold the
 horse is because he was dangerous and she didn't want to die.  Don't know
 what became of Vinnie after that.>>

Reading this, I almost thought you were refering to my daughter Susan.  She 
had a half Trakehner she bred who had fabulous potential but he was 
unschooled.  With two young kids, she just didn't have time to work the 
horse, and he needed it every single day.  She sold him to a young woman who 
put the time in on him and he is now jumping 3 feet with her mounted 
saddle-less and bridle-less.  Education and work make such a difference!


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