As some of you might have read already my mare needs to be laid up for at least 6+ months, and honestly from what I found out about her she probably will not be rideable. I guess I've kind of suspected this for weeks, but still came as a shocker hearing it from the vet and hearing about her horrific past :(
Now my dilema is that I don't have a horse to ride anymore. I have a weanling colt, I just bought him in June, and he's only been here 3 weeks. It was my intention to break and replace my mare. So now I'm looking at not riding for another 2 1/2- 3 years, an not really any heavy riding for prob 4+ years. I don't think I can handle that, I am going stir crazy just not riding for the last few weeks! The thing my husband and I do together after working or on the weekends is trail ride, its what got us together. Basically our only hobby together, besides hiking together, and I hate to loose that for years. We actually had our honeymoon schedualed the second week in sept, which was trail riding down in TN for a week. We had to cancel, my husband was really upset he's been looking forward to if for the last 3 months (and so have I!)
So I am faced with trying to sell the colt, or trying to manage 3 horses of my own here. We can make the room for a another horse here, I am just worried about paying vet/dentist/hay bills for 3 horses. Unfortunately I'm a bit attached to the colt, he's easiest and smartest baby I have every handled. He's pretty much accepted everything I have asked of him without any fuss. Soo obviously I'm a bit torn about selling him.