Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
i know the feeling i really do.
my preivous horse wasn't the best ridding horse, she was green i was green. she use to buck me off everyday. if i didn't ride her for more the 2 days it took me a week to get her back to what she was before the days off, and that was ridable without hitting dirt.
one day we decided to ride in a damp arena and went over a 20cm jump she decided that she would bore down on the bit and pulled me out out of the saddle, i managed to get back up in the saddle while she cantered off, along came the end of the arena which was a fence then star pickets and wire into another paddock, so i turned her and she slipped, we both went down and i landed face first into the arena and she was on her side sliding behind me. i dislocated my jaw. i went to work that after noon then i rde her the next day (in a paddock jumping) and then went to my second job that night and worked until the 5am.
i use to ride her out alone in the paddock or arena with my mobile phone clipped onto my jodphures so that if i fell off i could call for help.....i look back now and think "omg what was i thinking"
i sold her after 11 months of owning and battling with her and bought a nice gelding that was sooo lazy. i was nervous on him for 2 more years, i was a total wreck,but i was determind to ride, so i rode, i rode on the roads to gymkhannas and adult riding, trail riding, jumping, then i went to pony club and started eventing him. when i galloped i would freeze in fear but in the end my fear went and i am now a confident rider with a young horse i'm bringing on.
selling her was the best decision i ever made.
if i was you (and i have been) i would be doing what hflmusicislife suggested. it will be hard but life isn't only about the easy decision. i have sold 2 horses because they weren't right for me at my stage in my riding career. maybe if i owned diam now i would know what to do, but if i had the same results i would make the same decision but sooner.
good luck to you, stay safe.
remember one life, one chance.
:::THIRD TIME A CHARM:::
Elly ::: Diam ::: Ozzie