Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Thank you Nyx and Poppy for the kind advice.
Unfortunately the place Rosie is kept at now is the closest to me. There are no other agistment places, riding schools, or anything closer as where I live is considered a national park, so there is very little farmland. The best option is to move house I think, but that is a lot easier said than done, if I move closer to the city the rents go up and cost of board will at least triple, to the point where it will not be affordable, and there will still be some considerable travel time. I'd like to move closer to where she is now, but that is a bit difficult because I can't find housing there. I do want to move though, my flatmate has been smoking a lot of marijuana lately and I don't like the smell at all, along with a whole range of other problems with this place.
I don't really care about working her, its more that today I could hardly catch her, and could barely lead her. She was just bolting around the paddock, kicking up everywhere, completely off in her own world. I don't know what is going on there, but I think things are unsettling her, either that or she is just going nuts. I can deal with not riding her, but she needs to be able to be caught and handled on the ground, at least for health and safety reasons.
The new place seems really promising, and she'll be kept in a yard alone for a week (quarantine) which might be a really good chance to work with her without all the distractions of a herd.
Once she's a little better and I get her back into riding, I was thinking of offering her up for a half lease or something? Does that happen in Australia? Do you think anyone would be interested if they paid $20-30 a week and they could ride her three days or something? I really don't want to sell her.