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 well...you 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.