October 27, 2019

Breaking the news to myself

Just over a month ago I had a head injury. It was my fourth, and I'm still not okay. It was also the second one in a row with noticeable brain damage. Head injury is cumulative, so I know I can't risk another if I want to keep functioning. Horses being what they are, we all know that falling off and getting injured at some point is inevitable. I can't risk it.

I'm trying to come to terms with the fact that I'll never ride again.

Hay prices are ridiculous this year, so nobody wants an extra mouth to feed going into the winter. A good home is more important to me than price. I'll sell her when the grass comes back in the spring, and that'll give me lots of time to make sure that she lands softly, in a place that'll be a good fit and treat her well.

My heart is broken! I've owned her since she was 48 hours old, and I'm never going to get to ride her. I always knew she'd be my last horse, but I wasn't prepared for it to come so soon....

January 10, 2019

Change of Heart

After six months on the market and the only bites being from highly inappropriate homes, guess who's staying.... We'll figure it out somehow! (still need to get her to that breaker...)