Those big decisions are hard eh, nyx? Just made mine, toughest decision of my life. Weigh up what your risking, the likelihood of it happening and the benefits of each decision. Decisions always affect so many people but ultimately you can't please everyone and shouldn't try. Do what you feel is right, listen to your heart and
your head, sleep on it a few days and stick by the decision. Good luck
Must say, I was soooo proud of both Brock and Star yesterday!!
Brock was a perfect gentleman (apart from getting a little too aroused when Star started flirting). He patiently let me braid his mane, which took forever because I'm so bad at that kind of thing, trotted up nicely when led and was very polite all round. I also took him over and through poles and other obstacles in hand in preparation for next week's work on the lunge and under saddle.
Star jumped a two-jump course for the first time, the girl who leases her was so pleased. And she went up a step in height today and managed to jump both no problem. She hasn't refused once, even when she doesn't quite get the stride or angle right, she just loves doing it so much and is a gutsy little thing.
Anyway just thought I'd share my delight (even though I don't ride Star much anymore, I love her to bits and get very proud when she does stuff).