What happened with Charlie - He's sold!

Jane&Ziggy

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I took the dogs for a walk at 4:30: my buyer and my RI were coming to work with Charlie at 5. I got back at 5:30: I could see them in the field, still working.

I went through and through the will-she-won't-she until buyer turned up at 6 pm and asked -

COULD SHE COME BACK AND HAVE ANOTHER GO!

I nearly died. But she and my RI want to be absolutely certain that Charlie is the right horse for her. They had a great session but both feel they need just one more go to get there. And you know what? I am OK with that. Charlie spent 9 months with his first owner, 20 months with me: I don't want him to have another 18 months in his next home and then move on again, I'd rather he was a forever horse for someone.

Sooooo i'll get back to you again when there is a decision one way or another!

(But honestly, I think she will buy him - I really hope so....)
 

diplomaticandtactful

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best to be sure, on both sides, you don't want to take him back once he is gone and they don't want the upset of moving him on. Very positive I would say, let them have as many plays over a week or so to see how it goes as then you will both feel reassured that it is a good move for him.
 

Jane&Ziggy

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best to be sure, on both sides, you don't want to take him back once he is gone and they don't want the upset of moving him on. Very positive I would say, let them have as many plays over a week or so to see how it goes as then you will both feel reassured that it is a good move for him.
I'm so happy that you said that @diplomaticandtactful . The next time my RI can come is a week tomorrow (she is moving house) but the buyer would like to come a few times in between and get to know Charlie better. I would love it to be done and dusted, but I can't possibly complain about someone taking time and trouble to get to know my youngster before she takes him on!
 

Jane&Ziggy

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Buyer returned today and worked with Charlie. She was very happy about how it went and she wants him! Hurrah. She's just sorting out transport now.

I am so glad that he is going to someone competent, near me, who wants him to be her lifetime horse. Couldn't be better.
 
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