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kellyx

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kellyx says:

dilemma

im in a bit of a dilemma with toby. because ive been at the hospital all the time the other liveries have been taking care of them both. one lady had tied toby up while mucking him out and was walking around when all of a sudden he just lashed out and kicked her twice in the calf. once i could of forgiven but twice is way too much of a problem to ignore. what if it was one of my kids? i told my OH and he was furious.he said i have to sell him asap and hes refusing to let the kids anywhere near him. i know toby is not the same pony anymore, hes def got a screw loose and i dont know if i can trust him around people anymore. to be honest i havnt really got the time or the money to spend sorting him out. its so heartbreakng as i knew how lovely he was before he was sold. my oh said if i dont sell him before clitheroe hes taking him there. i really dont need this at the moment  with everything else thats just happened. i can completely understand where my oh is coming from though. what can i do?

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Divasmum

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Divasmum says:

Re: dilemma

Talk to the person Toby kicked and find our what happened. Maybe a dog or loud noise spooked him. However if you really can't trust him with the children it would be better to sell him. I had a heavyweight cob who crushed my daughter against a stable wall and damaged her spine. You really do have to have animals you can trust where children are concerned.

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kellyx

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kellyx says:

Re: dilemma

i phoned her last night when i got back from the hospital and she said she he was quite happily munching on his hay and she went outside the stable to get the fork and he just spun round and kicked twice really fast at her. luckily she wasnt badly hurt, if that was one on my kids it would have caught them in the chest or worse.its such a shame with all hes been through, hes improved condition wise over the last few weeks.  

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Wager

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Wager says:

Re: dilemma

Don't do anything in haste. This is not the time for making decisions like that. I do think your OH is being a bit knee jerk, though I am not minimizing the seriousness of what Toby did. I don't know when Clitheroe is (I presume it's a sale?) but you don't need this hassle when you are grieving. If you can take a bit of time to evaluate all this dispassionately, then you will make the right decision. If that is to sell Toby, fine but don't be railroaded at a vulnerable time. It never rains, but it pours, as they say.

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kellyx

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kellyx says:

Re: dilemma

thanks guys, the lady at the trekking centre wants to have a look at him, she seems very interested in him, hes a superstar to ride but is just just sometimes on the ground hes a little bugger, if hes up there he wont be handles by kids just the staff and he should be fine. im taking him up there this week when the snow goes. ive got until 6th march until clitheroe so we'll see.poor toby. none of this is his fault. he was so lovely when i had him the first time round.

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symour

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symour says:

Re: dilemma

Dont risk your kids around him if he is liable to lash out whatever the reason. Hopefully the trekking people will take him,

Maxine

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