Do you ever just feel like throwing in the towel, and giving up on having horses?
I have had my COTH Giveaway for over a year now, and although she was sworn to be 100% sound, before I got her, she has never been quite right. I have spent hundreds on her, and although I love her dearly, I am still left with a pony that I can't even somewhat train or ride. She isn't papered, and while she is a VERY fancy mover when sound, I'm not a breeder, I only have Fescue grass, and when I did breed a horse, it was with a proven, papered horse, to a proven, papered horse.
I'm not trying to make this sound bitter towards her previous owner. I think she just didn't know how to see lameness in a horse, but I do wish someone had told me. My two kids - who just lost their Dad 6 months ago - adore her. I adore her. But I also adore riding, and after loosing my husband, I need it for my mental well being.
So, here I am, with a lame 3 year old. (and a Mini who I will never part with.)
I am just so tired of having bad luck, and or being burned, in the horse world, that sometimes I just feel like raising my hands and saying "I give up!" on having anything other then my fat little Mini gelding.
Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. I'm not sure what else I am wanting from this thread, but of course I am always open to ideas.