Ok, promised myself I'd get thru this whole post and not cry so hear goes:
I think the time has come for me to sell my horse. She's an (almost) 8 year old Andalusian cross who is green broke. I have a young son and I've come to the realization I just don't have the time she deserves. She is an absolutely magnificent creature, great conformation, fluid movement, just a beauty - but I know allot of people have a hard time seeing that because she's also a little crazy. She's an andy thru and thru, gets extremly attached to people and will follow you around like a little puppy, but she's also tempremental and needs an owner with alot of patients and a light touch.
I don't think I could emotionally handle putting her up for sale myself. What are my options in terms of having someone else do it for me?
I will not send her to an auction. period.
And I don't know anyone that I trust to respect my wishes and sell her for me.
Also she's extremely out of shape and I can't image anyone would want to buy her in her current woolly and fat condition.
Can I send her to a training barn?
We don't have alot of money, could I have them take their fee out of the money they get for her?
I'm really just at a complete loss.
I really really really really... don't want to sell her but I just can't image she's very happy right now. Although I would really like to lease her, I don't see us comming into a position where I could keep her in the lifestyle she deserves for quite a number of years.
Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.