Monday, May 7, 2012

Permission to make a mistake...

I think everyone has been in a situation where they have realized they made a mistake.  We all do this in life at some point or another.  My family did this with Oatis.

Our daughter shows horses and has a very nice, but older horse named Mia.  We have had her for 2 years and she just turned 20 years old.  In Mia's last life she showed heavily and she really just does not enjoy it at all, therefore we knew at some point we would replace her with a younger model and let her retire.  Our plan was to find a new show horse now, however we ran across Oatis in the fall of last year and decided to purchase early.  We knew next to nothing about horses, so going on the judgement and opinions of others we really thought we made a great purchase!  Well, Oatis is a great horse but he is not the horse for us.  This is very sad to admit because we love him, however he is so new to training and our daughter is so new to riding that this was a disaster in the making!

Gratefully, we and our trainer worked out a deal and Oatis now belongs to her.  I am very happy about this and feel like the weight has been lifted off of my shoulders!  Oatis has a home where he will be loved, ridden and turned out to pasture and we feel like it is permissible to say that we made a mistake.  We should have purchased a horse with more experience.  I guess you live and you learn.... 

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