Hey all. It's been a loong time since I've posted. I, sadly, had to make the decision to put my girl down recently. She had come so far and we had made serious progress. She was going happily and soundly in her easy boots, her behavior had improved a ton (most days...), and was really coming along in our basic dressage training. She got a severe bout of colic and the vet suggested we euthanize. It was so hard because she had never had much worse than an abscess since I'd had her. The vet suspected bad torsion, and she didn't respond to any meds given to her by him. We'll never know for sure without a necropsy. I've never seen a horse deteriate so quickly. Bah.
Anyway, I'll never be able to replace her, but I'd like to adopt another horse and give him or her a spoiled rest of their life, plus free up a spot at a rescue. I noticed one at the rescue I adopted my mare from that came in around the same time as her. That would make him an unbroken, approximately seven year old TB now. Is it completely unrealistic to think I could train him and compete in low level dressage shows? Please be honest! Ids be working with a trainer, and have gained a lot of confidence since having my mare, but am still just an advanced intermediate rider. Thanks for any insight! Apologies for typos, my phone isn't cooperating..
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