Tonight I sold my mare who I've had for 8 years. I outgrew her a long time ago, she is a great barrel and pole horse for me, but I outgrew her riding wise. She was never going to be the horse I wanted her to be, couldn't take me as far as I want to go. But she was my horse, I am very attached to her. Thought of selling alot but I could never let her go. Until now. I had been giving this 11 year old girl lessons, she's a good rider and needed a better horse. The old gelding she has will never be competitive, but was a good horse to learn on in barrels. Her grandma had been looking for her a new horse one to step up on. Patty was out of price range. After buying my new 4 year old colt I kept thinking now what about Patty. Patty is a kids horse Youth horse. I offered to sell them her, dropped the price and said I'd take payments. The girl rode her and did really well on her, tonight was the second night she rode her. We haven't worked on barrels yet but they get along, and anyone can run Patty. I have to write up a contract, in the contact it will state if they ever sale I get first right of refusal. She even said I could make payments on her if they sell her someday. So my mare will have a good new home where she will be well taken care of and continue being used. I will still see her everyday (until I move someday) and her future is insured that if sold she comes back to me. Im sad but happy at the same time. Just thought I would share, needed to share really.
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