So a few months ago the original owners of my horse contacted me and informed me that their horse of 30 years had passed away and they had heard about my horse and that I wasnít around much. They have offered to take her and give her a good home. I went to meet them and they seem like really wonderful people. They really do, they are older than I would prefer but they have a three stall barn that is actually nicer than the barn she is in. There are 3 acres of grass pastures but no shade. They said they leave the stall door open so she could come in if she got hot. The husband would be home all the time as he is retired and the wife works part time. One problem I find is that she would be the only horse there and there arenít any others around. Horses are pack animals and they donít like to be alone, plus she has a boyfriend now. I know that sounds funny but she shares a pasture all day long with a 28 year old gelding. If they arenít in the pasture together they are nickering the whole time at each other. I am someone who preaches to others all the time about once you have an animal you should have it for life. For me they are like my children. I work with local rescue groups and help rescue dogs and cats all the time. I feel like a complete hypocrite that I could even think about giving up this horse I have had for essentially my whole life. I thought I would have her until her death. I promised her I would always take care of her and I am tormented every night by what to do. What kind of person would I be if I give her up to this couple? I want to have a home and I feel like my whole life will have passed before me before I will ever be able to obtain one. I am unable to buy furniture or go on vacation or participate more in the animal rescue group because I just donít have any money. Any fun things that I do try to do I charge on my credit card. Her vaccinations are behind right now because I just donít have an extra hundred dollars. What kind of selfish person am I that would even consider giving her away so that I could have a house, just some material possession? Isnít it more important in life to keep your promises and take care of you pets then to have a home and go on vacation? Growing up I always said I would live in a cardboard box before I would ever live without my horse. There were people I scolded for choosing to give up there horse to get married and have a family and look at what I am considering. What would they think of the girl who felt so deeply for her beliefs that she now may give her horse away? I tried to convince the owner of her boyfriend to move him to this new place as a possibility for the two of them but she said with no shade and no pond he would be to hot and he is a non sweater, so that wouldnít work. I told the couple I would call them on a Wednesday but it has been a month now and I still havenít been able to call. What a coward. Please someone tell me what to do? I have been on my knees praying about this and today I felt the need to put this to people who may understand.