I have a filly that turned 2 on Friday. I already have another horse that is 13, and I plan to lease him out when I go to college next fall. A bunch of people already are interested in leasing him, and that's before I've advertised anything, so I don't think I'll have a hard time finding leasers.
This college is expensive, and my plan was to lease him out, and take the filly with me after the first semester. I'm going to start breaking her out in the spring. My issue is, boarding two horses is really expensive. The college is 10 hours away, so it would be a lot easier if I had my own car. If I were to sell the filly, I could likely get enough money from the sale to buy a used one, and still have some left over.
I have some hesitations to sell her. I love her personality, and I've been around her since she was born. I may breed her later, and plan to train her to jump.
The issue with this is that she is a Paint. Her bloodlines definitely make her a prospect for western pleasure or an all-around, not jumping at rated shows. Though she has potential now, I don't know if she will be the kind of horse that I need to excel.
As much as I love her, I'm not sure that keeping her is for both of our best interests.