Tomorrow's the day!
Well, tomorrow I bring Danni to be tried out by a young lady who wants a barrel horse. It's going to be rather bittersweet, because he did bring me through the loss of my other horse, but at the same time, we are opposites in attitude. He wants to run...all the time...he's not content being a pleasure horse, or dressage horse; which is what I had hoped he would turn into; he's got the movement, he just doesn't have the desire.
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.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."