Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
To be honest I went through a similar situation when I was a little bit older than you.
I'd made new friends, gone to a new school and all of a sudden I had all these things I wanted to, places to go, people to see. On top of that I had school work and my horse who was young and needed work. I had plans for the future, university, travel etc.
Anyway I'd tell myself that I was too busy for a horse, but the truth was that I wasn't willing to make the time.
Now, six or so years on, I'm back into horses again. And I'm glad I didn't have them for a while because it helped me to sort out who I was and what I wanted in life. If I'd had a horse hanging over my head I don't think I could have done that. I needed to be "free" to realise what I really wanted.
No one can make the decision for you but from what you're saying I think it sounds like you might be better off without a horse for a while. You can lease him out, but over the next few years I don't think things are going to become any easier. You'll have more school, more social demands and more aspirations. In your situation I'd probably sell, but its up to you.
Remember nothing is forever. Whatever you decide now can change in the future.
Last edited by Saskia; 09-10-2012 at 02:52 AM.