Originally Posted by Roperchick
thats what I was thinking. I would love to have him there. And he really needs to be there. I am the only one that has ever really ridden him. I've deen the only one training him. But its mandatory to have one year of overseas shipment so I have NO idea what I would do with him when I had to leave. I probably wont have very much time to make quick arrangements so if I had to leave the same day for somewhere I would have to find someone to come pick him up and take care of him for that time. hes going with me to AIT for sure. Im going to get settled for a couple weeks then my parents will bring him down but I have no idea what to do during the rest of my enlistment.
I am urging you to rethink this decision. You will have him with you for maybe a couple of months. You will not be allowed to ride or even go see him during the first couple of months.
I really hate saying that, because I know you want to ride and be with him, but it will be so much more stressful for both of you (and your parents who have to bring him to you AND pick him back up when you ship out) if you take him along. Also, you can not guarantee your first overseas assignment is only one year. If you get assigned to Germany or Italy, it's a three year change of station. I really, really think you should wait until you know where you will be stationed before making any decisions to move your horse.