terrible, rotten, horrible, very bad day

showme31

Songster
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
178
8
141
Moscow Mills MO
Well I know the ponies need to go if I want this new mare to stay, especially since hubby is having NO luck finding a job. So I get a call and this family comes out to look at my mini stud. They decide to take him and a yearling filly pony that I was planning on putting up for sale next week.

I guess I wasn't as ready as I thought I was. I was soooo upset as the horse trailer pulled away. They are going to what seems to be a good family that said I could visit whenever I want to. It's just not the same tonight at feeding time.

They are planning on gelding the stud and training him to pull a cart. The little filly will get her ground work going and be finished out next year for their little girl to ride.

I only have to survive the sale of one more pony. Hubby agreed that maybe the shetland mare can stay after all. She's normally a bit of a nut, but today she was pretty sweet.

Tryin' to smile
Jul
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
63
291
SC
I am so sorry for the tough times,
. Hope things improve rapidly for you all.
 

b.hromada

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 9, 2009
15,648
838
421
south Florida, Pompano Beach
awwww, I'm sorry you had to sell one of your babies.
Times are so bad now, just taking care of ourselves is difficult. I'm hoping you will feel better soon. I can't imagine how hard it is..
 

danielle82

A Good Egg
10 Years
Apr 27, 2009
1,569
7
163
Tonasket Wa
Oh wow, that is a rotten day! It is very sad when you have to make decisions with your head, and ignore your crying heart. I think only animal people can understand that kind of sadness... It is good that you are taking care of your business, instead of "hoarding", dosn't make it any easier to let go though!
 

19hhbelgian

Pigs DO Fly!!
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
2,737
14
191
New Tripoli PA
Trust me... I can sympathize with you. We have a farm, and do a lot of rescue and rehab... I know most of my horses are going to be finding great new homes eventually, so that's not difficult for me. BUT, our main business is our electrical contracting company & our main builder filed bankrupcy a little over a month ago, and I am now having to thin the herd more than just our rescues
I'm currently going back and forth on offering my stallion for sale. Something I would never even consider in a million years if I pretty much wasn't forced to. I am extremely fussy about where my horses go, and I like to keep in touch with their new owners via email. This has worked well so far. Take joy in the fact that they are finding another loving home, and making somebody else very happy... It makes me proud of my horses when I think of it that way
 

SpringChickens

Songster
11 Years
Feb 1, 2009
2,267
17
214
Lexington, KY
I'm so sorry you have to do this.
It's always difficult to sell a horse. Just be grateful that
1) You sold them in this economy
2) They got a great home
3) You get to have a reduced feed bill next month

My condolences, it's always harder than you think it will be.
 

waibel zoo

Songster
10 Years
Mar 23, 2009
462
3
131
Sandy, UT
I'm sorry.
I can't bear to part with any of my animals. I ti=will get better. Go visit them next week, it will make you feel better.
 

Harley's girl

Songster
11 Years
Mar 28, 2008
2,293
6
201
Ohio (way out in the country)
I am so sorry.
I had been selling my eggs to the bakery up the road. Well about a month ago they told me they did not need me to bring eggs to them any more.
So I had to sell off a lot of my adults.
I now am selling my ducks and am considering selling the geese and guineas.
Times are hard.
 

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