So, its been a year since I had to give up Samson and I can't stop thinking about him. Its driving me nuts wondering whats happening with him. I first purchased Samson when Dixie Stampede closed down. I had cared for him for a year previous and tried to purchase him multiple times but they were asking too much. When Dixie closed no one wanted him and they didn't know what to do with him. I had to borrow money from my dad just to pay his purchase price. Anyway, I just started a new job was only getting 7-10 hours a week. About 7-8 months later his board payments were getting closer and closer and I was running the risk of not being able to pay for it at all.
I had tried for 3 months to sell him but, because I stated all of his issues, no one wanted him. I gave him to a lady a work who I thought would give him a permanent home. Unfortunately after 3 months she traded him like a baseball card for a QH she'd been eyeing. It made me SO furious!
He's now a carriage horse for some company in town. I had contacted the lady once about coming out and seeing him and saying hi, but she said no, I could see him when he was doing rides. She never told me when or where though. That makes me VERY uncomfortable.
Well, since then I've started riding lessons, started training horses and have actually found a lady that would let me board for FREE! I would have to supply all of his feed and such but you can't beat free board!
I'm trying to save up to $6k. $2k would be my maximum asking price for him which is ridiculous but..well you know how it is! That gives me 4k to support him and still afford to pay for my college classes.
I have 2k saved up so far so it will be a few months but I'm really excited. I'm going to try to find the new owners information so I can keep tabs on him.
I don't really need a horse right now due to college and such but I just can't stop worrying about him. One of those - you don't think anyone can take care of him as good as you can - type of things?
ANYWAY! I found a disposable camera and has it developed and it had pics of him on it!
Here was my Sammy.