I have so many things to post about right now! There were some interesting findings during the horses dental work, there is new saddle for Apollo on the horizon and I have a new prospective instructor I'm meeting this week.
But those will have to
wait for now! I've finally made a decision on something that has been weighing on my mind for a while.
never intended to have three horses. I wanted a draft cross filly to
be Apollo's trail buddy, so eventually my husband and I could ride
together. I applied to adopt Mystic but when I didn't hear anything for
a few weeks my heart was stolen my a scraggly and adorable warmblood
colt (Mr. H) in a feedlot. After I paid for Henry and his shipping I
was approved to adopt Mystic. My bank account has been crying ever
since - ha!
I always planned to sell one of them and Henry made more
sense. This has been on my mind a lot lately.
I also found myself seeing riders I admired and wanting to
give Henry to them. He's a quirky athletic dude, at times I have
doubted my ability to ride him to his potential. Draft crosses are my
jam. After giving it a lot of consideration I realized my motivation to
sell Henry was more about my lack of confidence rather than the
financial side of things.
I made a post on a message board about
thoughts about pricing and help writing his for sale ad. I started
looking at horse classifieds to get an idea of pricing for my boy. When
I was looking at other horses it made me remember when I saw his photo
for the first time. It grabbed me. Right from the moment I saw it I
knew he was my horse. I felt the exact same way when I first saw
Apollo's photo and Mystic's photo.
So I decided, fuck it. I'm keeping the horse. I'm all in.
is a challenge to manage the care of three horses, that isn't
going to go away. I think I do a pretty good job, and I'll continue to
work hard to ensure everyone is getting a fair amount of love/handling.
When I told my husband that I had officially decided Henry was here to
stay he laughed. He never thought Henry was going anywhere (Henry is
also his favorite herd member).
So we are a three horse family. I have no idea what that looks like in the longterm but I know its the right decision for us.