I have owned my horse now for a little over 2 years.
My old trainer got her off the track, let her settle down, and did the ground work with her. She asked me to start her. While she is was very willing and loved being ridden -- she need a lot more time, bravery, and patience then my trainer had. The trainer offered to sell her to me for next to nothing. I took her up on it. Throughout the time there I did 1/2 training with her. So it's not like I have been tackling this on my own.
Since then I have moved states and began looking for a new trainer. I took a few lessons with a few trainers, and found that making the switch from Hunter/Jumper to Eventing would be the best for this horse. I am happy with my trainer but I am still not where I want to be.
My current trainer thinks she has a ton of talent. And while we have made progress, but we still cannot canter fences or jump a whole course, because she is so hard to ride/handle. I still think jumping is her calling beacuse loves to jump and is willing/has never refused anything no matter how crazy it looks.
I thought about putting her for 1/2 lease, but she really isn't far enough along to. I am considering talking to my trainer this weekend about putting her for sale. I would even considering giving her away if my trainer wanted her.
The bottom line is for people who don't want to read everything:
I am wondering if it is even worth it anymore to make all the time and financial sacrifices I have make in order to keep a horse. If it's not making me happy anymore.
No rude comments please...