It really sucks to have a horse that you really care about being taken away from you, right from under your nose. I have had a fair deal so far with this...when someone offers the chance for me to ride their horse I gladly take it. Then for some reason they have to move to another barn and then the horse is gone, no matter how hard I have worked with the horse or how close I have become with the horse...
At this previous barn I was at, there were a whole lot of problems between the chairman of the barn and the horse owners, and that is why alot of them packed up their stuff and left with their horses. I never understood what all the fuss was about...I still don't. But anyway...I never regret getting involved with those horses, because it gives you more experience in handling different horses instead of just one.
Who of you have had this experience or are having it now? If yes, then feel welcome to add some pictures or stories of these horses. Here are mine:
Melody: My one riding instructor asked me to train her for little kiddies for lessons (she was very tiny, I don't know how many hands though), and as I got her to trot nicely in a circle, she was sold to another barn.
Storm: After Melody was sold, that same riding instructor asked me to exercise Storm. He was VERY naughty and stupid, but a fun ride, and then she had a fight with the chairman and moved her horses.
Dakota: One of my friends was having trouble exercising her horse Dakota, so I offered to ride him everyday after I rode Stoeka. But then she found another cheaper barn and moved him there.
King: This woman who owned King was an ex-student of the instructor that left. She was very scared of riding King (he was a flighty thoroughbred) and asked me to try and ride him everyday to calm him down abit. Just when I got him going nicely she decided to move him to the same place the instructor was.
Argentine King: A while later, another woman asked me to ride her old boy, Argie. He was a real lazy boy, BIG boy, LOL. He had arthritis, but he needed some gentle work because he was quite fat. But then she also had a fight with the chairman and left suddenly.
(the order that the horses names go is the order of the pictures)