I am selling Ashe. It was a long and hard thought out decision, but ultimately it has come to that.
The past six months to a year have been hard on both of us.
The migraines with vertigo (which have stopped now that I'm no longer at the work building) which led to him sitting in a field, the losing my job over a stupid paperwork mistake created by my doctor's office to get accommodation for said migraines with vertigo, the past four months of being on nothing (not even unemployment) and the love of my housemates (Bless them ALL), and the realization that with Ashe and horse ownership in general I wasn't getting where I wanted to go in a number of areas in my life.
That said I don't regret buying him. I love him dearly and he's been awesome, every day is getting better with dressage contact (for both of us), fitness and finesse. I'm just hoping I can find him a good home.
Lots of people say that they will keep a horse forever. It's a nice thought, but it isn't realistic. I've come to the realization that a good horse owner keeps their horse through the times, but the best horse owners know when to say "I can't provide the best home anymore, I'm going to find the right spot for you."
Do I feel guilty? Completely. But I keep reassuring myself that it's the right thing to do at this point in my life. Between my budget being cut to less than half of what I had before, the lack of desire to go to the barn, and just wanting to start saving up to travel, buy a house, etc, horse ownership no longer has a spot, and it's not fair to Ashe, who prefers having a job, to sit in a field until I MAY feel like picking up all the intricacies of owning.
So yeah. This blog will likely end now (Granted I haven't posted in ages due to not riding and everything else). Thanks for reading.
|Yes I made that rope halter. He's so handsome!|