First off, I am new here so hello everybody! I stumbled across this site while looking up information about moving a horse across the country. This is my boy, Champ:
He is a 6 year old American Appendix gelding. I have had him since he was 6 months old. :)
Anyway, here goes the real question. My husband is in the US Coast Guard. His first base wound up being only an hour and a half from my parent's house. Champ stayed with them when we moved and became my dad's horse. Since they are so close, I have been able to go out and ride and even stay with my parents while my husband went underway. Come march, we will be moving and my parents reminded me that I am welcome to take Champ with me.
So here is the deal. Do you think it is fair for me to take Champ along with us even though we will be moving roughly every four years? We might even go to Alaska soon. I probably would not bring Champ in that case, though I suppose it is a possibility. I am just torn on this situation. I have had him for so long in my life that he really does feel like a part of me and I do not want to leave him behind. But I feel that since I married into the military life, I kind of signed up for that.
Another great stressor is worrying about where we will be next and a struggle to find the right barn before we move. That will probably not be as big of a deal as I have come to think it, but it only adds to everything else. I just do not know what to do at the moment. I seem to think about it constantly. :(