Post # 1
Pet-wise, especially. Our creatures are all fine, but as many of you know, our adoption of the sweet little mini Aussie, Savannah, didn’t go through because someone else got her first.
Well, today, my horseback riding trainer let me know that they might be adopting out one of the horses I work with. It’s a good decision for them, because I was really the only one who rode him. But because I was the only one working with him, I formed a really strong bond with him in the last year and a half. R and I talked about saving the money to adopt him someday after we get married, because we eventually want to move my horse to a property where we live, and they get along really well.
I’m glad for him if he gets the right home, and I trust that they’ll do their research. But it’s hard for me to let go after the transformation I was part of. In the time he was at the barn, he went from a terrified horse who had been beaten and sent to slaughter to a wonderfully affectionate, spunky horse with some wonderful dressage training.
Sorry, just needed to vent. I love the process of rescue and adoption but it can be so hard some days.
Post # 3
I’m sending good wishes your way! I hope your week gets better 🙂
Post # 4
I’m sorry you’re having such a tough time this week 🙁 I know it’s hard, but when the time is right the right dog will come up 🙂
Post # 5
I’m sorry you are losing out on the horse that you have bonded with. I’m sure that they have chosen a good home for him. Not that it has much effect on making you feel less sad.
Post # 6
Aw, I’m so sorry lilyfaith. That is a hard thing to do. I used to ride, when we moved, I was heartbroken. To me, its harder to leave an animal than a person. You can’t explain to the horse why you have to go. I’m sad for you! I hope you have lots of better weeks to come 🙂
Post # 7
I guess it just really took me by surprise. In the past, if they’ve had someone come out to look at him, they’ve let me know in person. And then this morning I got an email that said he might be adopted out today… it’s just so sudden.
@jennifer_espos – I feel the same way. At least with a person you can keep in touch. With this horse, I’ll probably never hear of him again except through my trainer when they get updates.
Post # 8
We do foster care for dogs, and it is ALWAYS hard to let them go. I can’t keep them all, and I wouldn’t want to. I know they are going to a good home, and I am truly happy for them. But it still hurts to watch them get in the car of their forever family and drive out of your life.
And there was a horse at the stable I board at. He was born there, and I always played with him and his mama when I could, and always gave him treats and attention when I was there visiting my mare. He was sold a couple times, but to people who boarded him there. The last time he was sold though, he was moved to another stable. I still wonder how he is doing…
You’re right, you’ve had a rough week!!!