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Re: [RC] selling horses - Amy

I really admire that people who do this and would LOVE to do it someday when I have the appropriate time, money and facility, realizing it would just be for the learning and reward of doing it rather than to make money by it. I do dog rescue, a little cat, and bird too, and am fostering a donkey. It costs me a lot to do rescue but the rewards are priceless! I never would have learned what I know now about people and animals by doing anything else.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Ranelle Rubin" <raneller@xxxxxxx>
To: "Ed Kilpatrick" <whytrotfarms@xxxxxxxxx>; <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 9:45 AM
Subject: RE: [RC] selling horses

Oh Cowboy, you got it. My biggest joy came from taking a horse that no one
wanted, teach it to travel in frame, watch it finish Tevis in 22nd place,
and eventually sell it to Seichi Hasume who cherishes him on his ranch near
Tokyo. Casey even has a fan club of young girls there. He put Mr. Hasume on
the map in Japan and is in magazines and a book about Tevis. When I met that
horse, the owner had not ridden the horse in 2 yrs because he did not know
what to do about the way he traveled. He had him in a horrific bit that he
had learned all kinds of avoidance techniques to become reasonably
comfortable. He was the most nervous, spooky horse I had ever seen in a
mature horse. The first day I rode the horse, I said to his owner, "If you
ever want to do something about the way this horse travels, let me know".
The guy basically turned the horse over to me, and he developed into a
fabulous horse! Now, that is joy! He was 12 when I met him, 13 when he did
Tevis, and has finished top ten since then numerous times. The owner had
tried to sell him several times, with no luck. I shudder to think what would
have happened to him if I had not had the good fortune of meeting that
horse. There is no way the guy would have paid for what I did out of pure
love for horses and their possibilities.

I am now about ½ way through re-habbing a mare that was headed to auction.
She had been screwed up by a cowboy with big spurs and an even bigger ego.
He was so proud of himself that he could ride this "spirited arab". He had
her all bunched up and wild-eyed. She is now a relaxed, happy horse. The big
difference is she is MINE, and a wonderful mare. She is the first mare I
have ever owned. She is the sweetest, most affectionate mare I have ever
seen. She did not come to me that way. Somehow she KNOWS.

Ranelle Rubin

-----Original Message-----
From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Ed Kilpatrick
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 5:06 AM
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] selling horses

one thing for sure, dont even consider getting back what you put into a
horse when it comes to money. if you are interested in making a lot of
money, there are many other ways that are much more productive in that
regard. i might sell a horse that i raised for $1500 and recoup part of my
investment, but i got to use and enjoy that horse for awhile, and didnt have
to buy one to use and enjoy. something that many of you might not have
considered though, is that you get something intangible out of working with
a young horse, getting it ready to ride, then selling it and watching
someone else ride it, enjoy it, and maybe even make the highlight film a
time or two. put a price on that. cowboy ed


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RE: [RC] selling horses, Ranelle Rubin