Sold my horse and am feeling sad
I sold my 10 year old TWH:-( Spirit. I had him since he was 18 mo. old and broke him myself. He has been a very good horse. He went to a very good home and I know that he will be taken care of but I still have a lump in my throat and a sickly feeling in my stomach. I keep reminding myself that it is the best thing for him, but it still has been hard. I have another horse my husband wants me to sell and I have had her since she was 8 mo. old. He has ask me to put her on the internet and I have made every excuss why I haven't done it. She is also a beautiful, gentle horse and needs a loving home. I hate that we have had a drought this year and can't find enough hay to feed all our horses. He has already sold his extra horses were is down to two horses, his show horse and then his trail horse. I am suppose to do the same.
I am writing this to help me give over the sad feeling that I am feeling. My husband doesn't seem to understand that I miss this horse very deeply. I have been trying not to cry but it feels like I have lost a family member. I keep telling myself that he is going to be very happy there and his new owner already loves him. Has anyone sold a horse and went through similar feelings? :-(:-(:-(:-(:-(
What's even worse I am going to have to sell another family member and I am hoping that I can find a good home for her.
It's been almost exactly a year since I sold my horse. I still feel sick over it, but I know she is very well taken care of. I had her since she was 13 months, and I sold her when she was almost 7. So I'd had her for almost 6 years, she was also my first horse.
(((hugs))) I'm sorry you are going through this. :(
Thank you for your sympathy. It helps to hear from people that have experience simular situation. It also helps to talk about it to people that understand.
i never had to sell a horse b/c i dont have one but we had to give away our dog and i was devastated. I visited other people's dogs and it made me feel better even though i couldn't be with my dog
My hubby knew better than to tell me to sell my horse. I think he was afraid I'd chose the horse over him, and he was right.
Could you do a free lease and then next year the hay situation might improve?
I can only imagine how difficult it must be to let your horses go. Even when you know its best for them it doesn't mean you don't still miss them.
2 of my 3 horses were very loved and missed by their previous owners. They were only sold because the people were ready to move on to barrel racing and another one could no longer ride.
I feel very blessed that they allowed my family to become the new owners, these horses were meant to be for us and I still send them photos and updates of our adventures on trails and camping once a month.
i think the fact they get to see them, hear about them and know they are well loved and taken care of give them comfort.
Maybe you could ask whoever gets your horses if they would do the same.
I know you'll find the best homes for all of them! :)
I've always struggled w/selling a horse. I get so connected-it just rips my heart out. I just have 2 now & they are seniors. I hope your heart feels lighter soon.
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