So, today we had to meet the farrier to get Whisper and Persia's feet done. Whisper was alright but Persia was a complete beast and in the end it didn't end up happening. My husband got kicked in the elbow and on the way home all he could talk about was how he was done.
I've talked about this a little on the forum but for those who don't know, I bought Persia for my husband as a birthday gift. She was a total surprise and I knew he would love her. My husband has never really been a horse person and he used to make having just one horse not very much fun. It would cause big arguments but eventually he came around. Then he started taking a big interest in draft horses and would actually talk to me and seem excited about the possibilty of owning one. We even went to look at a 17hh clyde/perch and at one point said let's just do it. I should have just done it then because that would have been his idea. We took a little time to think about it and came to the conclusion that she was just too much horse for us. That's when I started my search for a horse that fit the draft image but was a more manageable size.
I found Persia and thought she was perfect. She was only 15.3hh but had all the cute drafty features. I bought her and surprised by husband who thought she was the greatest thing ever, for a little while. She is so smart and has done everything we've asked of her so far. She has a respect issue and likes to throw her weight around but is also a complete love bug. I have Whisper but I also fell in love with Persia. Things started to go down hill again with my husband attitude and now I feel like I have two horses and he has none. As much as I love Persia, I really saw a bond between her and my husband since he was the one working with her. That bond seems all but gone now.
So now I am faced with having to sell her since that's what my husband said he wanted and I don't have the time to work with two horses. It was a huge mistake to get a horse that wasn't rideable because I know if he could ride her he wouldn't want to get rid of her. Rideable wasn't in our price range but that was ok because we wanted to train her ourselves with the help we knew we would have from others. We just havn't gotten that far yet.
Sorry about the rambling but I'm just really sad that I have to part with her. I get so attached to animals and I'm just really scared that she wont find a good home since she is a cribber and I know how people hate that. Anyway, thanks for reading and if anyone is interested and thinks they can help we are in Arizona.