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post #1 of 14 Old 01-25-2015, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Changes Changes Changes....a Cinny update

It's been a while since I have been on here, so many changes have been going on. My husband is transferring back to San Bernardino, CA so we are moving back to California. An offer was put in on a house with half acre in Norco and we are now playing the waiting game. I am hopeful as we are going in at asking price with no contingency so we will see.

Cinny has been doing well now that he is in pasture. I have made the sad decision to NOT move him to California with us. Those who know me on here know how hard that decision must be for me. I know in my heart he would not be happy and with his weaker hips (permanent damage from Lymes Disease) could possibly be in pain standing around in stalls and on the hard surfaces. Yes he would be an EXCELLENT trail horse, but I'm afraid the lack of pasture would quickly put too much wear and tear on him.

A few weeks ago my wonderful farrier suggested a family that was looking for a horse for their daughter who's older horse was recently retired to their pasture. The first thing I said was "he's not a beginners horse." But I talked with the family and the girl and then they tried him out. Cinny was a perfect angel despite high winds and nasty weather that day. They took him home for a two week trial last weekend. I received an email today that they have already made up their mind to give him a forever home. They adore him.

I also received this video today. Remember, she is an "advanced beginner" working with a trainer so please DO NOT CRITIQUE HER or how they are choosing to have him tacked up for her to ride him. It shows that even though he is a bit confused and still getting used to her, he is TAKING CARE OF HER and paying close attention to her which is the main thing. I think that within 6 months they are going to be a great team. He also is moving very nicely under the much much lighter weight which is a big plus for him.

So now, I am packing, and looking at horses in CA.... and gearing up to go back into the work force which presents a whole new challenge. I used to be an Executive Assistant but I have been out of work for 6 years taking care of my autistic son. I have no clue how to market myself to get back out there, and I need to buy office clothes and know how it goes.

Anyway, I'm trying to decide if I want to just take Dressage lessons for a while, lease a horse, or just plain wait to do anything at all until I get my barn cleaned up and get my own horse in it. The barn is currently used for storage of yard machines, a workshop and the such, so of course it will have to be gone over with magnets, metal detectors, and really gone over and made safe again. Plus the whole property is fenced with chain link which we are not looking forward to taking out and replacing...or actually my hubby isn't. I'm trying to talk him into at lease a shrub wall in front of the chain link but that takes time to grow. We will see what happens.
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-25-2015, 07:46 PM
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My computer doesn't play videos but I'm sure you made a good decision for yourself and Cinny. I've never sold a horse before so I can't even imagine how hard this decision was for you but it sounds like you used your head when making it. I wish you luck.
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post #3 of 14 Old 01-25-2015, 07:52 PM
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I congratulate you on moving forward with all these big, big changes, and doing with grace and strength. Cinny will be fine, and I hope you find a good situation that gives you some horse time, even if it takes a few years to get there. you are still young, so you can miss a few years and still have many good riding years. I have a spectrum child, and I can tell you that the time requirements for raising such children only get higher as they get older. so, yoiu will have your hands full in either case.

do hang out here and gab with us. you are always welcome!
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post #4 of 14 Old 01-25-2015, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for making me feel so young Tiny, you do know I'm almost 45, right? Hubby even calls me "old lady" these days ha ha. As the night wears on, I'm feeling more and more confident in the home I found Cinny. They are such an easy going family where it comes to the way they treat their horses and they have a simple yet assertive approach in their handling and the way the kids are taught to handle them. They are allowed to be "horses" first and foremost and not "possessions" or "a means to a blue ribbon" in their family. They are something to have fun with and to learn about.

But most of you know me and know that I wouldn't let him go to just anybody....
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post #5 of 14 Old 01-25-2015, 10:56 PM
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Not familiar with your previous posts, but read your thread. It sounds like you made a great decision for your guy. I've had some great reminders recently over the last few months about how important it is to have a good living environment that your horse is happy in. Not horses are the same, but you obviously know what your horse needs, and what a relief it must be for you to know that the right setting for him has come up and giving him a great future.

Good luck with your new horse search and good luck with the move!
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post #6 of 14 Old 01-26-2015, 12:30 AM
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you DO know I am 56~! just kidding.

ok, you aren't young anymore. but, it'll work out. I know that sounds cliche, but it's usually true.

best of luck!
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post #7 of 14 Old 01-26-2015, 01:21 AM
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He has his very own little girl to love and ride him. He'll be happy and once you've had a chance to get a little more used to him being gone I think you'll be happy that you found him what sounds like a great new home.
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post #8 of 14 Old 01-26-2015, 06:47 AM
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Seems good decision.
I don't envy you the move at all!

All the best with the house.
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post #9 of 14 Old 01-26-2015, 09:16 AM
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Glad for both of you that there will be a solution that allows you to both be happy! I will miss hearing Cinny updates though.
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Good luck with everything!
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