To misquote the Two Ronnies, it’s not goodbye from me – but it is goodbye from him:
Dave went to a new home today.
It took about a year of agonising but I know it was the right decision. He’s gone to a brilliant home with a lovely girl who’s so excited to have him and I think she’s going to have a lot of fun with him.
It didn’t stop me having a few tears as the trailer left the yard though. I’ve had him for nearly five years and in that time he’s done so much for me.
That picture, from my About page, was us at the Internations at Towerlands in 2009. I was absolutely terrified by the size of the jumps – and he just took me round, bless him.
This was our first proper show. I was so pleased there that only five others got through to the second round, because I knew that meant we’d get placed – but we won!
I’m never going to stop riding, and not just because I’d have to change the name of this blog! For now, my friend’s got two horses and is short on time so I’ll help her with them.
I know it was the right decision but it was very strange to see him go without me – and sad…
Have you ever made a decision that’s felt really hard even though you know it’s the right one?