If I had a dollar for every time I said “This horse is driving me nuts!” about Henry… I would have bought a horse trailer already.
He licks everything and is constantly untying himself and getting into trouble. It’s painfully obvious that he needs to have a job. I had been putting it off sending him for training for financial and timing reasons but I can’t put it off any longer.
I have booked him in for training on February 1st.
I gave his notice at the barn today and booked the haul. I have a good friend (who knows Henry and his antics well) who recommended someone for him. His rates are a bit more affordable than Mystic’s trainer so I’m going to go with my friend’s suggestion.
After training there will be big changes.
I have offered the ride on Henry to Coach D. She lost her competition horse last year in a freak accident. She has mentioned several times that she likes quirky horses. I sent her a few videos of Henry’s two grandsires tearing sh*t up on cross country and I think she was pretty excited! We are going to play it by ear. If once he’s finished training they aren’t a match, that’s totally okay. It would be wonderful to for him to have a job and be ridden by someone I trust.
If it doesn’t work out I will be listing him for sale.
I love the little weirdo so much. It’s not fair to him to sit in a field and go bonkers when he needs to be doing something. Selling him would be extremely hard for me (as I’ve mentioned before when I’ve waffled about it on my blog). He reminds me a lot of Blue; they were both quirky odd ducks.
It’s hard to admit that sometimes the best thing for your horse is a different owner. I’ve done my best but I think he deserves better. He deserves more time, patience and one-on-one attention than I can give at this point.
In January I will be working with him as much as possible. I want to give him as much of a job as I’m able to before he goes off to school.