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  1. #1
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    Default So bummed!

    DH has expressed a serious interest in learning to ride and taking lessons, but Herself so not the type (if I wanted my hubby to live). I'd love to have something for DD to learn on as well and another quiet thing for myself.

    We finally found the most perfect horse, and I was all excited. I went out yesterday afternoon to help transport the new guy and he would. not. load. We tried for 4 hours and used every method that we could think of, including calling her trainer (whose known the horse since he was 6 months old) to come help. He just would not get in the trailer. Both his owner and I agreed that if he wouldn't get into the 3 horse (converted into a one horse) that's he's been riding in all his life, there was no way that we were going to shove him onto a semi with Herself in a few weeks for the trek to KY. He wasn't scared, violent, or mean... just saying (pretty blatantly) "No. Way. In. H***."

    He'd never had a big problem loading before this.

    He was so bloody perfect in every other aspect and I'm so bummed that he didn't work out that I just needed to vent! I've been quietly searching forever. I know it's the name of the game but...

    Gah!!



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    I have been told that many horses that won't touch a trailer with a ten foot carrot stick would hop on a truck without a sign of hesitation.

    Not sure how it works out for every horse though.

    But as dumb as it sounds, it's probably for the best that the horse did not get on the trailer.
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  3. #3
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    I agree Alagirl. Totally. I'm sure it means that there is one out there that will fit our family better.

    I've been told that there are a few horses in KY... just so bummed because this one really fit the bill in every other way.



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    Oh that's too bad. But yes, I do believe there are a few horses in KY!
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverreed View Post
    Oh that's too bad. But yes, I do believe there are a few horses in KY!
    Just one or two!

    Huge bummer, OP, but I agree that it is probably for the best. Are you just looking for something quiet or more specific than that, like jumper, gaited, etc?



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