Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Mississippi
• Horses: 0
Been there done that. But I owned the horse and trained him for 7 years.
Times changed, I was no longer his little girl, grew up and got married. He was talented and it was selfish of me for keeping him as a trail horse. I finally broke down and sold him to another little girl who runs barrels on him with 4H.
This was well over 2 years ago. And just recently have I actually let go of that bond and started picking up my pieces. I did have 2 horses that I moved to my new home with me, but when conditions changed they had to go back to my dad's.
It was hard, I had bonded so strongly with him over the years and he was my daily rider for a very very long time. But I am starting to bond strongly with my other horse (I was there the day he was born, we still have him, he is 10ish I believe). Just some horses you have that instant connection with, others it takes years...
I love my current horse, always have, but it took letting go of the bond with my old horse to be able to love this guy the way I should.
I actually thought to myself today that I missed him and couldnt wait to go to the barn and see him again, it has been a long time that I have thought like that about a horse that wasn't my "heart horse"