Pregnant, husband wants to sell horse! Help!
So, first, my husband is a wonderful man. Not much into horses before me but has really tried and pitches in to help with my gelding.
I have a 15.3h TB off the track, and about 14y/o now. Dressage and hunter/jumper training, also does some western. Very smart guy, learns quickly. I inherited him from a friend (long story), and we've come to work fairly well together. Husband wants to sell him now that I'm pregnant because he is terrified for me to ride....my horse tends to spook. I expect it when I ride him and it has been a long, long time since he really unseated me. But he is far from bombproof and he is not getting all the exercise he needs at the moment. So, what he says about selling my horse now to someone who can ride him and work with him as much as he needs makes sense, with the knowledge that we would get another horse in the near future. (We would, he wants to get into riding).
Problem is, it breaks my heart. I love his personality and spunkiness. How do I find someone who will work with him and not give up on him? I've let my grad school work get in the way of training him. So it's my fault really....which is why I am nervous to sell him.
Any advice is appreciated!! (And no, husband isn't advanced enough to ride him at anything more than a walk, and would probably become unseated if he skittered to the side in a spook...) I am going to ask the barn owner if she will ride him (I'm the only boarder :)...but not sure if she would...