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Zenandra 05-06-2010 11:54 AM

I had to make a heart breaking decision...
So I bought my horse, Amber, about a year and a half ago as an unbroke 4 year old. Not long after I got her (maybe 2 weeks) I had an accident involving being run down by a crazy 2 year old Warmblood cold, and I ended up really hurting my back and needing surgery. I was laid up for almost 5 months and had to hire a professional trainer to start Amber under saddle, even though I had wanted to do it myself.

Well about 7 months after getting Amber I finally got to ride her. She's great, but young and a little nutty, and has this killer huge bouncy stride. Everything was ok at first I rode her a couple times a week cause I was still healing and we were good. I started riding her more and more and everything went fine until about 2 months ago when my back really started bothering me again. It's always sore, but 2 months ago it started hurting again like it did when I first injured it.

Went to the Dr. he said its not good that it's always sore, that it shouldn't be. We figured that I must have jarred it bad one day when Amber went into a bucking fit and almost threw me. He said that her stride is probably what is causing me to be sore all the time, cause I dont feel that way when I ride my other horse, he has a much smoother stride then Amber.

Needless to say I have decided that it's best for both of us if I find a new home for Amber. I can't ride a horse that causes me to be in constant pain, and it's not fair to her because Im always in pain so I dont ride her as much as she needs to be ridden. It's a vicious cycle. And it's hearting breaking cause I love her so much...

sstacy19 05-06-2010 12:17 PM

I am so sorry to hear that! I have an unbroke 4 year old, because I am LAZY..I broke my back 16 years ago (horse kicked me in the back) Took a long time to heal, it will probably be a year or so before you should even consider riding again, and then ride an older well schooled horse. It sucks though, I really am sorry. :(
I have 4 and I need to get down to one, so I have more time to ride myself. I think that you are making the right decission for you and Amber at this time.

Jupiter 05-06-2010 07:12 PM

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully yuou can find Amber a good home!

BettaxFishxCrazy 05-06-2010 08:38 PM

I'm so sorry that it led to that. :( I can't ride horses anymore because I hurt my back also (darn horses).lol I'll eventually get back into it, but not anytime soon. I know it's heart breaking, but it sounds like it's the best for both of you.

dramaqueen 05-08-2010 01:25 PM

I know it's hard to let go of something you love so much but you're doing what's best for you AND her.

willow 05-09-2010 03:02 AM

ohhhh that's so sad,for both of you :-(
i wish you luck in finding her a new home.

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