Like with certain people, you move at the same speed or you don’t, you like the same things or you don’t. If you suspect that the lack of enjoyment you’re feeling with your horse is a personality or energy issue, it’s time to consider selling.
It’s quite rare for a horse to grieve the loss of the owner (due to death or because they were sold away). … It’s very common for horses who really loved their owners to one day, many years later, hear their voices in a crowd and call them, some even going as far as to break through stall doors to get to them.
In fact, listings can range from free horses to steeds costing upwards of $100,000 – and sometimes far more for an elite show. However, most pleasure riders can find a good-natured, healthy trail horse for less than $5,000.
Some breeders who have produced undesirable stock will sell those horse without papers, even though the horses are registered (or eligible for registration) because the breeders do not want the general public to know where those horses came from.
Consider selling such a horse to someone who can use it to its abilities. While it’s rarely easy to end a relationship, sometimes it’s the best thing to do. Many horse owners hang onto their horses based on the idea that they are the only ones in the world who will take care of them.
Horses are able to form companionship attachments not only to their own species, but with other animals as well, including humans. In fact, many domesticated horses will become anxious, flighty, and hard to manage if they are isolated.
Horses and humans may develop a connection or trust through contact or riding or by way of grooming / care. They may show signs of recognition when you or other humans approach them. … The trust may then allow the horse to form a bond with you.
Because they want you to know that they love you while they are secretly shedding their hair on you. They know you have treats and are telling you that they are hungry. They need a itching post and they found that nudging and rubbing on humans can relieve them of any itch.
“To get a dollar-value-per-point,” Michelle explains, “add up all the sales prices on the comparables and divide that number by the total number of points the comparables scored. Multiply the number of points your horse scored by the dollar-value-per-point and you have a good rough estimate of what your horse is worth.
Generally, with excellent management, one horse can be kept on as little as 0.4 hectares (one acre). Life will be a lot easier at one horse on 0.8 hectares (two acres). If running horses together, an owner would be doing exceptionally well to maintain a ratio of one horse per 0.4 hectares (one acre).