So as some of you may know, I just sold my mare Uma in November to a wonderful woman in Tennessee who understands her jumping limitations (BN level only due to hock issues that can be fixed with pricey injections) and loves her to pieces.
I have owned Uma since she was a weanling (known her since she hit the ground) and had her for nearly 8 years. We went through a lot together and giving her up was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I miss her every day and if I have ever regretted giving up one horse...it's Uma.
Now onto the reason I'm upset...
Her name has been changed recently... as in the last few days. To something that I don't like
Her show name was Javah (beautiful, right?) And now both her barn name which she has had for the entire 9 years of her life and her show name are changed.
It may seem a bit ridiculous but the combination of the fact that I didn't want to sell her in the first place and now her name is changed...makes it really hit me that Uma is gone. The "Uma" I knew is no more. Sure, she's still the same horse... but she's not MY "Uma". She's someone else's under a different name.
Just wanted to get it out.
I suppose what it comes down to is that I miss the big girl
cookies for listening to my whining.
Here's the big beautiful mare and I in action: