Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rebel is sold

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My handsome gelding isn't mine anymore.
I was talking to him and cleaning him up, with Akila, one of my mini's looking on.


Linda brought her saddle and rode him. She gave me a check for him, but he won't be going to his new home for another week due to some problems with the other horse she was supposed to get today. The trailer had a flat, and the horse was lame...long story...so Rebel will stay here until I get back from Ocean City Maryland, where I will be with Bob for his surf-fishing tournament..his 22nd, and a yearly event since before we met.

Linda looks good on him, and he was a perfect gentleman even though he hasn't been ridden since last April. He's a wonderful horse, and I wish I had the nerve to ride again. Since that mare I rode almost killed me, I haven't been able to get back on, even though Rebel is an excellent horse. Linda said I am welcome to come and ride him when he's in Gretna...maybe someday I will get the nerve up again.
Melissa and Sam,her 8 yr old daughter, are on 'Jagger', (Melissa's gelding), and Sam is on her horse 'Princess'.
They were to be my riding buddies before I got thrown.

They had a nice ride, with no problems, except Jagger's usual spookieness, but Rebel offered no trouble what-so-ever...I was very proud, and a longing is still in the pit of my stomach, but I can't bring myself to get back on...


I'm sad to see him go, and happy to see he will be ridden and well cared for...
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5 comments:

kim said...

A bitter sweet day huh? He looks beautiful!! It will be great that someone will be riding him! Sammy looks socute on top of her horse too!
Great pictures!

CountryDew said...

What a sad thing to lose your friend - and your inability to get back on a horse. I certainly understand because I haven't been on a horse since I was thrown when I was young.

Amy Hanek said...

What beautiful horses!

Amy Tate said...

Oh I'm sorry. That hurts my feelings for you. You know, I was thrown when I was 9. My mother made me get right back on. I remember asking what the big deal was all about. You just answered my question.

Sally Roseveare said...

I got teary-eyed when I read this. I had to give up my horse, too--not because I was afraid to ride her but because of Ron's allergy. Broke my heart. I know how you feel.

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