Some changes will be taking place around the Ranch here...After much thought and much talking the Hubby and I have decided it's time to sell a few horses ;( This is absolutely not something I was wanting to do at this point, however there are a few reasons why. When I broke my back 2 1/2 years ago I never thought I would still be having problems with it to this day...Well you know I just struggle with this constant pain and there isn't anything I can do about it. Working with horses requires physical strength that areas of my back do not have.
This summer I sent two 3 year old filly's to be broke and I sent DD's mare to get a tune up. After getting DD's mare back we just did not feel like she was right, I mean I rode her and she just didn't give the same attitude that she did when we bought her. We did figure out that she had a spot out in her back and 2 spots in her hip and also while the trainer had her they had her shod and they drove nails into the quick of her foot and then clipped them off at the surface!! My farrier had to do a bit of digging to get them out...The problem then came when Hubby wouldn't let me ride her in the open areas around here. I kind of just shrugged it off when he said it and I really didn't think it was a "real" concern. So we got one of the filly's back, Macy and when we got her she had that severe eye injury and she was off from riding for 45 days. Well when we saddled and rode her for the first time ourselves she was AWESOME!!! I mean this filly had approx. 40 rides on her and then spent all of that time off and was just very well behaved!! She will make a great horse for someone.. Then Mya, she is with a friend of mine who has worked off and on with her but due to his own time constraints and a couple of injury's himself she just does not have the progress that Macy has. Mya has only gotten about 10 rides put on her, I need to get her home and work with her myself (hence the problem) but she has good ground manners and I think she will break out nicely if she's worked with everyday. Then the last one is one of my yearlings Sissy, this little filly has got awesome blood lines but she really needs constant training something I just do not have time to do with all of my other ones.
So there you have it, that is the current group I'm selling. My Hubby finally confessed to me the other day that he just DOES NOT want me working with the horses at the breaking stage...He says I'm to fragile and I cannot afford to have another back injury or worse and not be here for the kids and him...Which I disagree with, I do not think I am fragile. I think I had an accident that has caused me some problems but they will either get worse or get better and sitting around doing nothing physical won't cure me!! But Hubby refuses to fix my facility for me to work these horses...So in trade I will continue to raise my babies and do all of the ground work with them up until breaking time which is what I have done for the last 2 years...And I will also be on the hunt for another well broke rodeo horse for my DD....Hubby talked with her about her mare and they decided she would be better as someone's everyday rider and not be exposed to the rodeo world. She is just the most loving horse with such a great temperament but she needs full attention something DD cannot do while helping me raise and work the other horses...
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