Anyways, I found out that the old BO, who is located barely 5 minutes away from SCF (Schuyler Creek Farm...the stables I'm at now), has offered to rent out her indoor arena to the boarders during the winter (I'm sure for a fee ). Well anyways I guess that the BO would take up 6 horse's a day max. To go up and ride....first come first serve.
Now I know the old BO is alright with me coming, for she called me last month and said "Well, you're welcome to come back!!!" (trying to get me to board there again...she has had three losses since I left so I know she's hard up on money). But I'm wondering if it would be the best for Sonny to go back there?
The first day I moved him, I noticed a total change around of attitude. He wasn't the scared horse (right brained as Parelli catagorizes them) horse that he was. He has hardly spooked at all...where at the last stables he'd spook all the time. I think just the whole atmosphere of the old stables was bothering him because he was like that when I first moved him to the old stables.
I was expecting him to be just as nervous at the new stables, but he wasn't.
So, I am thinking for the good of Sonny, that I will not trailor him over to ride in the winter. I'll make due with riding on the drive-way or the arena if it's not too icy...and just work on groundwork until the Spring comes.
Do you think I am making a good decision...or do you think I'm just doing it because I still feel hurt because of what happened at the old barn?
What would you do if you where in my shoes?
If the old BO asks why I'm not coming to ride (I know she will because she has stopped by the stables 4 times to see if I was there...each time I wasn't there thank heaven), what should I tell her? I don't want her to get upset or hurt as much as she is now...and considering she had three looses in the last month...Scribbles the pony, Shoni her first horse, and her son-in-law (died of a massive heart-attack last Friday at age of 36....gosh I'll miss him he was always soo kind and would help me dump the wheelbarrow full of manure), I don't want to cause any added pain.
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Thanks in advance