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Re: Re: Question re: equine retirement

I was not trying to be insensitive to the issue...If you own the animal,
then for the most part you own it forever!!!You need to do the best
thing...ever think what is is like for them to lose the human they own!!!
Been there, for whatever circumstances "might"  happen in the future, my
boys will never be sold to anyone again, I will "give" them to a friend or
someone whom I already know and trust!!!...Cora
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Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 3:50 PM
Subject: RC: Re: Question re: equine retirement

> Cora,
>   I'm sure the question is most likely directed at those who are not
> fortunate to have their horses in their own yard.   It's a sound question
> to those who are dependent on boarding stables which can run from $300 to
> $600/mo.  In that situation it's more of a complex decision.  You
> (general "you") want a horse to ride, but can't afford 2 at the price
> you're paying at the stable, so what would be the options?  Forego riding
> while the getting older/unrideable horse lives?  Find a nice inexpensive
> retirement farm for your old companion while the new rideable horse gets
> the expensive board?  Or, the sad option, dump the unrideable horse at an
> auction or some such to make way for the new horse.  I feel very
> fortuneate that I don't have to worry about that.  My Old Man is 34,
> cushinoid, a little arthritic and has almost no molars left, but he has a
> home for as long as he continues to grace us with his presence.
> Rae
> Tall C Arabians -- TX
> On Thu, 30 Nov 2000 07:25:12 -0800 "Cora" <> writes:
> > If it became unridable, but still pasture sound, why would I pay to
> > have it
> > somewhere else other than at home grazing?...Waste of money....Cora
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