I found a home for Whisper. A nice family with a couple young girls. She's only going about 10 min away, but I can't help but be really sad that she's leaving. She has been my heart horse that I have spent the last couple years just loving on because she wasn't trained to ride. I know it's for the best. She'll actually get used, since I think the entire family is shorter than I am, so I know she won't be too small for them.
Well at least she has found a good home. Do not be ashamed of feeling sad, I think anyone can understand that. Onyx previous owners cried when they gave him over to me, but they understood it was for the best for all.
The man that bought Persia last weekend also called her trainer today because he got bucked off, which I was really hoping wouldn't happen. Apparently he didn't do any groundwork with her at all, just threw the saddle on and tried to go for a ride. Her trainer clearly explained that she needed to be worked before hand, so it could have been avoided but I still feel bad because she was going to such a good home.
Well, honestly some people just need to learn on their own. It doesn't mean Persia is a bad horse, it means her new owner was ignorant at the time. He obviously learned that he can't do that. You were honest and straightforward and held up your end of the deal. He knew what he was buying and what the risks were, so he has no one to blame but himself, not you or Persia.
I'm just having a bad day. Even though I rode my new horse and showed her the barrel pattern for the first time today, which she did pretty good at, she has really nice tight turns, the negative just outweigh the possitive today and I'm feeling a little blue.
I am so sorry you are having a bad day. But I am glad to hear your new horse is doing well at the barrel pattern. You will eventually connect with your new horse and it will help you to feel better. Whisper and Persia will forever hold a place in your heart, but your new horse will also help to ease your pain and she, too, will earn a place.
Keep your head up and know you did the right thing!!