Ain’t nobody got time for that!

From Kijiji:

Lovely TB mare image0

Hello I have a very sweet TB mare. She is not Marish
at all and very sweet. Does need a little bit of work on cross ties.she does
crib as well Other than that she’s very very well broke walk trot canter. Goes
bareback and threw trails. Started over poles. I’m sellin her because about 2
days ago she became lame and I do not have the time to deal with that. Not sure
what it is. We have an equi cast on her and she seems to be doing better!
 Probably because she just chipped her hoofs but would like someone who knows
what they are doing with her. She’s is very pretty. And sooo sweet. I hate to
sell her but I just don’t have the time to deal with it. Please email me for
pictures and any questions. Need her gone ASAP Give me a price too .

Don’t have the time?  Time for what?  To call out a vet?  To wait a couple of days and see if it was just a bad step in the field?  To maybe hose her leg and wrap it?  How about checking for an absess or stone bruise?  Most of these things would take an hour or so….

It would be a pretty major chip for her to be lame on it.  Maybe she is one of those Thbs that needs shoes….Or no time for a farrier either?

‘Someone who knows what they are doing” would be a vet, or a farrier.  Most horse owners get these people out, once in a while…..*eyeroll*

Then we have some more of the “don’t have the time” excuse.

Had time to ride her on trails and over poles though….

This is akin to “My car wouldn’t start  the other day so I am selling it-no time to deal with this”.  Most of us would try to boost it and make sure it had fuel at least, then maybe get a mechanic or handy friend look at it, before deciding it had to go.

Horse people know, horses take time!  Even if you don’t keep them at home we go out to the barn, groom them, tack them, ride them, cool them out…maybe a hand walk or a nice bath.  Maybe we take a few minutes and pull their manes, clip their ears, or just….hang out with them!  I remember my ex-husband whining about how my hour rides turned into 3-4 hours at the barn 🙂  Yes it did, and I never rushed to avoid the whining (but I did get rid of him *snicker* had no time for that).  Most of us actually ENJOY the time we spend with our horses, in the saddle or not.  Isn’t that why we have them?

They are not machines to scrap when it suits us.  Would this same person toss her Mother in a home if she broke her leg and -GASP-needed some precious TIME from her?

If you don’t have the time you shouldn’t get into a sport where a living creature depends on you for it’s welfare.  Get a dirtbike, you can ride the shit out of it then throw it in a shed.


About crow131

I'm a happy camper 95% of the time, I love animals and kids....and some adults. I believe in Karma and am a spiritual and moral person. Bad people may gain in this world but they are still bad.... I have many interests, including horses, birds, growing my own food, art, writing, the Runes....yes, it is all over the map. I feel some of us are here to care for those who are not cared for by those who should care for them-if that makes any sense ;-)
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12 Responses to Ain’t nobody got time for that!

  1. trailrider20 says:

    I do see a lot of this kind of stuff around here, and while it is sad, it is a good chance for someone looking for a horse to get one at a lowered price.

    Most sad is that yes, some horse owners have no idea that a horse is it’s own self, and needs to be dealt with in that manner. In other words, you must spend time with the horse, time working on the ground, and time just hanging out to really get the feel for what the horse’s personality is like. I’m sometimes astounded that horse people either have not figured that out from the get-go, or are all excited when they find this out and think it’s something new.

  2. crow131 says:

    So true-so much more to the bond than riding…did you read “A-Circuit Fugitive”? I talked about that there, it astounds me too!

  3. trailrider20 says:

    OK, I went back and read that. The little girl you described didn’t want to ride. Have pity for her, she was most likely trying to live up to her mothers expectations for her. As for the older riders, while some of them may go on to success in the show ring, they will never know the “relationship with the horse” that people like you and me have. Have pity for them, too, they will always be either at odds with or bored with their horses.

  4. regalsin says:

    All I can say is Wow ,only lame 2 days but let’s sell her butt on down the road. My older horse went lame last year, first thing was farrier to check for stone bruise ( which it was) next would have been vet. Only reason I went farrier first was he only limped on hard ground but fine on grass. Bought him some boots for feet until he could heal so we could still ride. Some people just look at their horses as machines and if it breaks down , sell it. Sad part is who will want a cribbing, lame horse!

  5. trailrider20 says:

    Like the last entry we discussed, people reading this ad will know that the seller is over horsed, and will be able to read between the lines and maybe find a diamond in the rough. Most likely the horse is just sore right now, and cribbing is a problem, but a lot of cribbers can be worked with.

  6. regalsin says:

    I don’t know if it is over horsed or just too damn cheap to put out some money or even I don’t want to waste money on a broken horse so I will get me a new one. The phase ” I don’t want to sell her but I just don’t want to deal with this” strikes as an immature person who is irresponsible . I agree with Author, if you cant do right by your horse don’t get one !!! They aren’t cheap or free or easy at times.

  7. crow131 says:

    I used to have to teach kids who did not want to ride-mom living her dreams through them and all that….not enjoyable LOL. but that one-she struck me as a spoiled brat who was mad she didn’t pin.

  8. crow131 says:

    Sad thing is while she looks to be a diamond in the rough the market is bad right now…there are sound sane horses being given away from a lot of the racetrack, so I fear for this mares chances.

  9. trailrider20 says:

    It is sad. Let’s hold a good thought for this mare. And YES! this person selling her should never have a horse.

  10. crow131 says:

    Agreed, I believe in the power of Good Energy-thank you 🙂

  11. ruth ellen hoezee says:

    wonder if she is, or planning on being married ? because, heaven for bid even a small , “spat” is going to be unmanageable for her ! poor horse, i dont know why she even went to the trouble, or took the time to advertise it. wouldnt it be a time saver to just give up on the whole thing, and run her through an auction ? would solve her “problem” and save anyone else the “time” of finding out what is wrong, because she will end up where over 130,000 other horses ended up last year, at a slaughter house, NOBODY there cares whether she is sound, pregnant, a former $$$ winning race horse, a wonderful friend, or a little girls dream… nobody there cares, or has the time for that either !! (sigh)

  12. crow131 says:

    Sad but true Ruth….:-(

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