Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Loudoun County, VA
Hi Phantomcolt18. I've read your other threads and I think you sound like a very nice girl. Your horse is adorable as well.
I know it's painful to think of losing your horse, but as of right now, it hasn't happened yet, so try to be happy about that. Unfortunately, those people don't need to have your approval to move if that's what they want, although the woman certainly was nasty about it. Even if they aren't moving, I would suggest moving your horse, as anyone who would insult you in that manner is not someone you want controlling your access to your horse, and I certainly wouldn't consider a true friend.
I have been looking for a place to board myself, and in my searches I've found lots of places that will exchange work for board, it just takes some legwork and phone calls to find them. I don't know what state you live in, so I can't tell you exact websites, but try googling, craigslist, and any equine websites.
You will need to figure out a budget and save where you can. I would suggest giving up showing for now to save. I think I remember that you said you are 18, do you have a job someplace?
Ultimately (assuming you are 18 ) you are an adult and you need to take the responsibility to figure out a way to work this all out. It sounds like you are a sensitive person, but I saw in the other threads you are smart as well, so I'm sure you'll come up with something.
To be blunt, at some point we all go through times when we can't afford our horses. Your choices are to accept that it's not possible to have a horse, or you can figure out how you can do it. I definitely encourage the later! There is definitely a way to keep your horse, but you may have to give up other luxury like showing or a ring to ride in. Don't think that just because you have been relying on this woman for your horse needs for years that it is the only way to do it. Become self-reliant and figure out how to make it work.
As sad as it is, sometimes it does work out where it's not possible to keep a horse anymore. They are expensive, and it is a luxury to own one. I hope that you don't end up losing your horse, but I'm very sorry if that does happen.
Best of luck, and don't give up! You can make it all work.