Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch
Sorry to hear about this Sam, I've been there. When my and my hubby had just gotten married and I had a baby on the way and he was away at school we did sell the horses, it was really hard, and I still miss them.
I suggest that you sell Chester and keep Abby, and see how it goes from there. Maybe if you can get enough money for chester to pay the board up to date and buy a new bit and then maybe ride bareback for a little while.
You are a smart, mature person and I know you will do the right thing. :) ((HUGS))
I was thinking about selling Chester, but I don't know if I can. It would be so sad, I think I would cry for days on end.
((Hugs)) I'm sorry to hear about you having to sell your ponies, it is something so hard to decide. You put so much time, money and love into them, and you don't know if the new owners are going to do the same. Thankyou so much..
Originally Posted by Solon
Another thought - are you depressed? Because that can make everything seem so much worse. Check with your doc. Get your head cleared if that is it and it will make decision making easier.
As to the horses, keep in mind if you sell them you may regret it the rest of your life. I did that once and it will always be the one big mistake in my life I wish I'd never made (even with my divorce and all the other crap that has gone on). Can you get a part time job until you catch up on things?
There are options out there, won't be easy, but you need to decide which will make your life better, life with your horses or without. I had to get a part time job on top of my full time job back when I was going through money problems and it sucked but it was worth every tiring second.
I used to take anti-anxiety meds a while ago. I did go to the doctor last month about my anxiety and she said there was really no need to start on them again. I worry a lot and I do think I might have made it sound a little worse then what it is.
I'm actually looking for a part time job at the moment, I'm also looking into furthering some of my schooling as well. We will wait and see. You would have to be one motivated woman to work a full time and part time job, I don't think I could do that.
I have talked to some people about selling Chester, they also thought it was a good idea. I'm pretty happy just owning Abby, but it is still pretty sad. I will keep thinking about it..Thanks to everyone.