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Missing my old horse
Just need to vent a little to people who understand.
All my life, I wanted a horse. I didn't exactly grow up in ideal circumstances... I won't go into that part. Suffice it to say, my mom could hardly afford food, let alone a horse or even lessons. When I was 19, my husband bought me my first horse. This gorgeous, 15.2hh sorrel tobiano paint/quarter horse mare. Her name is Daisy Mae. She was my first horse and had a special place in my heart. I learned a lot from her and taught her a few things too. After my husband got out of the Marine Corps and started school, we had a newborn baby, I was working full-time min. wage, and it was ridiculous to try and feed and care for a horse. So we sold her to this awesome family. She was a birthday present for a 10 year old girl. That was about 4 months ago, and I texted her today and asked how Daisy was doing. She said she has been in a bunch of parades and they take her out trail riding all the time. They are taking much better care of her than I could financially afford right now. I'm happy she's being well taken care of. I miss my pony a lot though. :(
Daisy with her new girl
I know it is really hard.. my first mare i think probably ended up getting put down shortly after I old her, however I will never know because they nevver kept in touch.
At least you are still in contact and you can see that they are both happy :)
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I sympathise. I had a similar upbringing so a horse was well off the cards, but I managed to buy myself a horse once I was working full time. I'm facing having to sell my horse (and we've been through so much, and he's turned out to be exactly the horse I always wanted) to move state with my boyfriend, and it's breaking my heart.
I am so glad Daisy Mae has a wonderful home now, though. A really good home is so hard to find it seems, so you're both very lucky! She's as cute as a button, by the way! :D
AWE... I know how you feel. So happy for you that you can keep in touch. It helps knowing that she is ok.
I am very lucky to still be in contact with them, and that they are such an awesome family. They have 7 horses, including Daisy Mae, and they all look great and well taken care of. They live about 4 hours away, and said I can go visit her any time. This is the video I sent them when I sold her. She hadn't been ridden in months in this video. She was the type of horse you could just hop on and go, even bareback in a flat nylon halter.
I am so glad this girl has kept in touch and she's in such a good home! What made me respond to this thread, is that ironically, both of my horses were given to me within the past 2 yrs of similar circumstance! My QH mare was given to me by a girl who approaching high school graduation and college coming up, could no longer afford to keep her (Star was boarded, and the girl's family lived in a subdivision, so couldn't bring her home) - I have kept in touch with her continually, sending photos, txts, etc.... and she really appreciates it! I just became the owner of my sweet Morgan mare a few months ago - a lady in her 50's gave her to me (tearfully having to find homes for all 5 Morgans) as her husband was tragically killed in a sailing accident. She cannot afford their horses any longer. She has received occasional photos and comforting texts from me and is sooo appreciative of the good and loving home I was able to provide. In both cases, if it were me, I too would be thrilled to see/hear how my beloved horse was doing - I love both of these girls with all my heart, and cannot imagine a time when they weren't mine. I'm thrilled for you, that although giving Daisy Mae to this girl must have been painful, that you know for certain she's loved and well cared for :)
Thanks you all for your sympathy. I feel so silly crying over a horse! I NEVER cry. This was her mane when I first got her and a year later
Her mane is sooooooo beautiful! It looks really silky!
Yeah, I don't cry either, except over horses (or if I've had too much to drink :lol:). My grandma dies, not a tear (although I was terribly sad of course!) - but even the thought of parting with Brock makes me bawl myself to sleep :-(
I know how you feel..I recently sold my beloved mare,who also happened to be my first horse,due to health issues on my part. She went to an awesome home,but it's still very hard and I really miss her..
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