12-20-2009, 11:42 AM
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I was a working student in the summer of 2008 for the CCI**** eventer in my area. She worked my butt off! But I enjoyed every bit of it. I was riding 5 horses a day, including my own. Going to schoolings, grooming for her, going to shows, everything. At the time, I only had one horse that I was riding so I guess it wasn't as stressful. But I was also taking care of all the horses in the 30 stall barn plus the horses boarded in the 7 stall barn. Feed, water, turnout.
I loved it. But I guess now that I am not doing anything that I feel is productive, I am in a rut. I am still fully into selling Uma. We talked about this when I was with that trainer. The trainer I am with now, loves Uma but agrees that she is a bit too much horse for me. For a person that is 5'2" on a tall day, a full-bodied 17hh 3/4 TB 1/4 Shire is BIGGGG. After four years, the fact that I am selling her finally feels right.
We told the person who is considering riding her/ leasing her that if she loves her and wants to keep her, we would flat out GIVE Uma to her. Our first priority is getting her a great home. Then I could still ride her sometimes too. She is worth about $10,000 but I really just want her to be someone who is focused on her, not the money she is worth