Horse Life, Uncategorized

Just ugh.

Really there was no better title for this because I haven’t even written a thing since January. But then I kept getting notifications that people were following this, so I figured I should at least update the thing.

Last month I put P up for sale, though I’m not 100% sure he’s going to stay that way. My husband was working in VA and I just really didn’t have time for him. Every time I got on him, he was wilder than before, because riding was happening MAYBE once a week. That made riding ZERO fun. So I took him to Paradise and stuck an ad on FB.

Now…I’m not sure things are working there. Communication has been sporadic, and P isn’t thriving the way I figured he would be once he got back into a consistent schedule. Besides my FB advertising, there has been no additional marketing and we just passed a month. I’ve been told that he’s been tried a lot and has been “too strong,” which is starting not to make much sense. My ad clearly states that he requires at least a confident intermediate rider, which is 100% the truth. P is not an uncontrollable horse and while he has his wild days, having THAT many while being ridden 5x/week? I’m just not sure. So I’m considering bringing him back. My husband quit his job (long story) and is back home for now, so I have the time in the evenings to ride again. He may not be here for too long though, because he’s in the midst of going through the background screening to reinstate his security clearance to get into overseas contracting. Sigh.

At the very least, I’m considering bringing him here and putting him with my dressage trainer for a month or so. At least he’d be 40 minutes away, not 2 1/2 hours, and I could still ride him and keep an eye on how he’s doing. Then I could either decide whether or not I want to keep him or put him up for sale with someone local.

So ugh. I’ve been told that someone is coming this week to look at him for the 2nd time, but this is the 3rd time I’ve been told that a girl is coming for the 2nd time, and I’m not sure if there are 3 different girls who will have tried him twice, or if they’re the same person. But I have the feeling I’ll be making my way down to Aiken this coming weekend to bring him back, regardless. Horse selling is terrible.


10 thoughts on “Just ugh.”

  1. Aw I’m sorry, I had been wondering how things have been. Wishing you luck in figuring out the best path forward – whether that’s getting P sold where he is now or setting him up closer to home.

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  2. Do you have a link to his ad? We sell OTTBs up in PA and I’d love to check out his ad and pass it along to buyers with expanded search parameters. Based on his breeding, gender and color I can hardly imagine he’d be tough to sell.

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  3. Selling really is the hardest thing. My mare ended up staying with me, due to similar circumstances and me just being done with the worry. Fingers crossed things work out for you soon!


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