I went through this last year
Posted by Yve on 8/28/2011, 8:41 pm, in reply to "Tips on getting over your "old" horse?"
and made it a gradual process. Actually buying the new horse made all the difference, I simply didn't have the extensive time I spent for both of them, and the new horse was just 4, so demanded (and still does) most of my time and attention. So I moved facilities so that Raleigh could be out in pasture with some buddies and I could have training help with the little one, to take some of the pressure off me. And it has worked out great so far. Raleigh and I have weaned off each other, still happy to see each other, he still nickers to me when he comes, but he's just as happy to go back to being the boss of his little herd (including new girlfriend ). It makes me happy to see him live a full horsey life24/7 independent of me getting him out of his little paddock. |
Good, luck, the right horse will come. And maybe that's the perfect excuse to move to a cheaper barn . And definitely glad your old guy is still going strong.
I looked for a while before I went out to try a horse, and she turned out to be the one. This is her, btw
Here is Raleigh
Happiness is longing for repetition. (M. Kundera)