Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
I bought my dream horse last July.. he was completely my 'One'. But, I made the decision to sell him due to a big move accross the country and time limits. A 4 year old needs a lot of dedication.
In the end, I couldn't sell. Found a superb buyer and in the PPE he passed with top colours. In the Xrays, it showed he had an old compact injury from foal/yearling age. Both myself and the buyer were devestated.
I gifted him to my trainer. Every day I want to go back and pick him up in a trailer, but I need to be fair to myself and him.
My advice? With extra pennies, get a good dressage trainer in your area. If you have only been at this for 8 months with your boy, and solo for most of it, think of what you can achieve with a trainer?
Train, train and train.
It will give both yourself and your husband (and I am so very sorry to hear you are both going through this) time away to chill out. You know Jaxx and he will give you support you need. Heck, I know Dubai did during some horrid patches earlier this year.
Stick with Jaxx, get some good lessons. When the time is right, look at something younger. Maybe even something green broke, but you will then have a trainer to help. If you find the right sort of temperament, it is really really simple. You obviously have the dedication! But don't rush it.
Also, having a trainer that knows you means you can take him or her along when you find one you like.
Admittedly, my trainer at the time of my purchase didn't see eye to eye, but I used this forum and people saw the potential of the little man. But it does help! I lucked big time with Dubai, but it is all patience.
Just my thoughts though :)