So, now that I have his 'bugs' worked out, I have been searching for a new home for him; I came across a young lady who has an Appendix mare, who she had wanted as a barrel horse, but the horse is to calm and 'slow' for it; plus she's tall, and hasn't handled the patterns well. So she wants to trade.
I really hope this works out, because Danni is quick on his feet, loves to jump, and can turn on a dime; I just don't have time for the gaming world, nor do I really have the desire to anymore; I mean, everyonce in a while I like to, but I prefer calm, relatively collected rides, that don't compound any of my back problems...Lol! I just don't think it's fair to keep him, and continue making him do a job he's not really happy with.
That, and, even though he is pretty well behaved with adults and teens, I still don't really trust him with children; he's just got that sort of personality, that if he can push the limit, he will, and with little kids, it doesn't take much! The kids that I work with here at the school, have little to no experience around horses, and I don't want to take the chance of him hurting one of them.
So tomorrow is going to be an odd day...happy, sad...not sure how I will really feel, because he is a good horse, he's just not the horse for me; I just hope that Danni and the young lady will click really well, and that they can enjoy each other for years to come. I also hope that the mare that I will be trying out will be a good fit for me and the kids I work with.