I am currently living in Germany and since living over here have gotten my very first horse. She is a lovely 17.1 hand chestnut Hanoverian. She turned 12 this year and takes extremely good care of me. I've had her for two years and basically I love her to death. Now, for me personally, I'm not one to get an animal and then sell it. I grow very attached and want to keep my animals until they pass on. Here comes my dilemma. This coming summer I am moving back to the states and will be attending college (I'm already in college I'm just doing a transfer.) My parents have said if I can pay for half of the cost for sending my mare back to the states they will help me with the rest. I have almost reached that goal. YAY! But my parents are now talking about selling my mare and just buying another one back in the states. I don't know if I can part with my girl. She has taught me so much and can teach me so much more.
I know it is ultimately my choice but I guess basically I just want an opinion on what some of you, more experienced (and knowledgeable! Lol) horse people would do. Is it worth selling a best friend or keeping her?