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post #11 of 20 Old 08-06-2013, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #12 of 20 Old 08-06-2013, 09:46 AM
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How sad you let him go, DD! He is AWESOME! But I do understand your reasoning. Can't really advice anything, but best of luck in whatever you do!




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post #13 of 20 Old 08-06-2013, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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I know, and now he can be awesome in the best home.

I miss him so much, been back once already and going back end of Aug to see him again. Should be very thankful that it is only 2 1/2 hours by train!

Thanks Val, just feeling sorry for myself and down in the dumps... first world problems, eh!

If anyone wishes to send me a ponio, I promise it will have the most awesome life ever haha!
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post #14 of 20 Old 08-06-2013, 10:07 AM
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Duffy, I'd send you splodgey pony but he is needed here, although I've managed to break my wrist falling down the stairs so god only knows how I'm going to get him to my next show or to CHAPS Champs at the end of the month. I've ridden with a broken wrist before but it isnt fun!

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post #15 of 20 Old 08-06-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Urgh you poor thing! Stairs! I hyper flexed my wrist.. Picking up a plate of chicken! Ended up getting X-rays and missed a ride... Nearly cried! Sending healing jingles your way!

And thank you for the offer of the Splodgey one :)
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post #16 of 20 Old 08-06-2013, 10:21 AM
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I can fall off horses at 30mph head first into walls or on to tarmac etc and not get hurt, but I cant fall down 1 flight of carpeted stairs without breaking something. Ironic isnt it!
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post #17 of 20 Old 08-06-2013, 10:22 AM
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You are an experienced rider, is there anyone who needs horses exercised or even leased so you can have a temporary connection while you figure out what you want to do longer term for your own riding horse?
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post #18 of 20 Old 08-06-2013, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry Faye, I just burst out laughing in the office... Cue funny stares! You and I should never be allowed out together.. We'd just end up tripping over each other! Too alike. I typically trip over my own feet on a daily basis!

I have a loan for the moment, but the horse is often ill due to a previous illness. She is also loaned by two other riders who...well, I will be nice enough to say they could do what I am and use the very good trainer for lessons!

So far, I have found no other horses.. All haflingers or isi horses... Isi are the Iceland horses? Not sure in English oops! Or people wanting their nutter horses ridden.. Been there, done that.. I like that my bones don't wobble too much
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This is my loan mare! When she is sound!
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post #20 of 20 Old 08-06-2013, 11:03 AM
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If anyone wishes to send me a ponio, I promise it will have the most awesome life ever haha!
Hehe... Just move over here to Maryland - you can ride both mine. :)




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