If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you were lucky enough to witness that Spud and I were part of a friend's wedding. The same friend who was generous enough to let my mare join her small herd and graze on twenty acres.
|A wedding sneak peek ;)|
His owner and I spoke at great lengths as to what we wanted to do, and the end result was that we both wanted the very best for Finn, but the short-striding was a forewarning of what would come if I continued to push him into a riding career again. Due to his age and current fitness level, his owner and I both agreed he would be best suited for light riding - no more walk/trot/canter in a frame, lengthenings, etc. Just plodding along on a loose rein with minimal contact.
|Thank you for the memories <3|
I chose the latter.
It's unfortunate things turned out the way they did with Finn, but I will forever be grateful to him for helping me achieve one of my yearly goals (although I did want it to be completed with Suzie, it was just as wonderful to have a stand-in chestnut horse bring me to victory, too).
|Winning high point was pretty friggen special.|
A good canter through the field on Suzie last Thursday night cured me of all my insecurities about my decision, removed me of my sadness, and rid me of whatever guilt I had over a situation I couldn't control.
|Mare has settled back in, no muss no fuss.|