So, my DD's first pony is going out on trial tomorrow. She outgrew her, ability-wise & size-wise faster than we thought. We had her for almost 2 years. We said our goodbyes today in case she does not come back on Thursday.
You would've thought she had died the way I, as the mom, carried on. I held it together for my DD - who was already upset enough. When I was alone, I went into her stall and told her how much I love her, thanked her for bringing so much pure joy into both mine and my DD's life, thanked her for taking care of her and teaching her so much and I told her to be good for the little 7 year old who is trying her out. I told her she always has a piece of my heart. Then I sobbed into her back. Now I need to go shower, because I smell like fly spray.
I just needed to share. Thank you. I'm sure a lot of you out there understand. If I could afford multiple horses, I would keep her forever.
It must be so hard....I've said goodbye to fosters but not my own. But I cried when I dropped my daughter's pony off to have surgery last fall - it felt like leaving my own child . I hope the trial goes well and she's just as wonderful for her new little girl.
This is why I cant buy a horse. Im afraid that we wont be a good match but Ill still love him and I cant afford two horses. I get too attached. Ive always leased with the mind frame that the horse will never be mine. I know you're sorry to see him go, but now he gets to teach another person's DD.