Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Here in the 11th hour ...

My favorite pic from our first show together!


There's finally a little action.  We move in 9 days.  NINE days. I've been preparing myself for the reality of moving Tiki 3000 miles across country since my barn owner is kicking us out, but it's beginning to look like maybe a little girl will get to love on him and spoil him :)  I've moved into actually wanting to sell him, believe it or not.  I was SO sad about my decision to put him up for sale, but upon reflection, I KNOW I'm making the right decision.  We are changing our life, and moving 3000 miles away ... on our own.  Paying our own way.  I have a responsibility to my family to get on top of my finances, and go back to school.  Paying for a horse at this point in my life is irresponsible; for all intents and purposes, I'm 18 years old again, just graduating HS with my entire life ahead of me.  Tiki has been tried by 2 ADORABLE 12 year old girls, and he would be PERFECT for either one of them; they just have to pony up the $$!  Praying we get things wrapped up by the weekend, because this is my LAST weekend in the state of GA.  Wow.

On the upside, having 3 people try him in 3 days means I've actually ridden the muffin 3 days in a row!  He has been a fantastic rockstar, really showing off his good side.  He's even thrown some nice, clean lead changes across a diagonal to prove he really CAN do them, good pony!

I've decided to continue this blog after I get moved ... because 4 Star Eventers will be 20 minutes away from where we'll be living.  I see some lessons in my future!  And I WILL have more horses; I want a pony some day.  And another OTTB.  Or 2, or 3;)  I take pleasure in the fact that I've transformed a skinny, terrified 5yo ottb to a mature, confident 10 year old.  I took him over his first jump, took him to his first show, and taught him trail riding is FUN.  Now I get to pass him along to someone that will love him just as much, if not even more than I do.  Thank you to any of my readers that have passed along his information, it was a hard decision that I'm finally good with.  I'm excited to continue sharing my adventure as I take this fork in the road of Life.  Hope you all are doing great!  I know I finally feel optimistic again instead of sad and terrified:)

14 comments:

  1. So glad you're feeling better and more optimistic :-)

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  2. He looks fantastic! You've done a great job with him.

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    1. Thanks so much! He's been so much fun to re-train!

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  3. Someones going to be very lucky to get him, and I hope you keep blogging, it will give you the excuse to find horsey time :)

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    1. Thanks so much! It's been a long road, but I sure hope he is well loved and gets to do what he loves:)

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  4. oh wow I missed where you were moving and selling him. Glad you have found someone you are ok with though. Good luck on your journeys!

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  5. Fingers crossed all goes well with the sale, you have done a wonderful job with him and I am sure whoever buys him next will have a great time with him!
    Best ofl uck with the move & I am delighted that you will keep bloggin as I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award - check it out! :)
    http://lyssatra.blogspot.com/2013/06/liebster-blog-award-thanks-carrot-top.html
    Please don't ever stop posting - love your blog!

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    1. Awesome! Thank you so much! I hope I get in good riding time! In times of not much horsiness, I will post about my beginning training for a triathalon!!

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  6. Hey there, I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Here is the link: http://mylifeonhorses.blogspot.com/2013/06/liebster-blog-award.html

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  7. Wishing you a safe and uneventful move. *hugs*

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    1. Thanks Dom! I hope it's uneventful too; those are sometimes the best:)

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