Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Val, before the big move (old military camp was closing, everyone relocated two hours up the road) I made the decision to put Dubai up for sale. My dad's mare wasn't looking great, but Dubai isn't big enough for him, or far enough on in his education. I tried finding a loan but couldn't. I am looking at leaving Germany in two years (maybe less, maybe more.. but only by months) and joining the British army as an officer; 48 weeks intensive training and then could be posted anywhere. Also, first year as a 2Lt is full of courses away from your posting. To me, that wasn't fair for such a young talented horse to be ridden once, maybe twice a week.
Found an amazing person for him in less than a week, PPE was flawless. Due to previous issues with her old horse she wanted Xrays of the legs- no problems. He has a compact injury from foal/young horse age in his right hock. Three different vets have said the leg could go tomorrow, two years, twenty years.
My trainer offered him a home for life as I was very reluctant to send him somewhere I didn't know for 'free'. She didn't pay me a dime for him, and I am so happy he is where he is.
But it doesn't stop me wanting to go and load him up and bring him here. I have cried over my little horse more than I did when my ex did the dirty on me and broke my heart!
Wetrain, I am already doing fitness! But as I am becoming fitter I am feeling better and my mind is alert and wanting more now. Building on it slowly as I have a suspect feeling I may be in hospital for tests soon. Double edged sword!
Faye, my mum is pushing me in to looking at another for myself and dad. But financially and time wise, I can't take on something without my dad's support.