Thank you all for your supportive words yesterday. I received word that Smitty arrived at his new home and settled in quietly, happily munching hay and being a good boy in turnout this morning.
A lot of people have asked me if I’m going to start looking for another horse immediately, and I must have overdosed on my crazy pills last week but the answer is absolutely yes.
Despite how exhausting the last round of searching was, it still doesn’t change the fact that I want to ride- really I need to ride, if my sanity has any hope of staying intact. You know, one of those classic #firstworldproblem scenarios.
Since making the decision to sell Smitty, I have started looking at horses. I sat on something last weekend, and I have another lined up for this weekend. I’m also planning trips to both Aiken and Virginia to see several horses at a time.
Here we go again.
I hope you are having fun in the process! I am one of those need to ride to stay sane and happy types.
If you’re near me in VA, I think you need to come see me. You can sit on things if you want, but it most certainly isn’t a requirement. 😉
Sometimes it’s good to keep moving forward and keep hunting! I hope your perfect unicorn shows up soon 🙂
I was traveling yesterday so I didn’t get to comment, but I read. What a tough situation to be on, and good on you for making a tough decision that sounds like it was best for both of you. Good luck with the upcoming search!
I know of a lady in Aiken who gets OTTBs on the regular. Are you sticking mostly with Warmbloods or would you want me to get her information for you? Also, depending on when you go to Aiken, I may wanna tag along and be your media person!
I do think I want to stick to WBs… For the dressage element but also just because they tend to be my kind of ride. HOWEVER I will totally take you up on media!
I hope you have better luck than me.
Let me know if you head up to the Middleburg/northern VA region, I’d love to meet up/take pics and videos/get a glass of wine or three/see cute ponies!
Yup! That’s the other trip I have planned right now! Maybe next weekend even!
Yay honestly I’m super excited to read this!!! Hopefully the right match comes along quickly!!
Fingers crossed for you that you find a puzzle piece that fits!
Here’s to new adventures!
I’m pretty sure she’s in FL right now, but Ellie MacPhail’s summer farm is 2 minutes from where I board Miles! She had some nice horses available earlier this summer.
Thanks for the tip! I reached out to them on facebook!
Good for you girl. I’m sure you’ll find your perfect match. I second what Olivia said, let us know if you venture to Middleburg!!