Blurry yes, but imagine Rodney doing this in a dressage ring with me floating effortlessly along on top. This is the reason we keep returning to hit our heads against this particular wall.
In a recent email, a friend had this to say, “Sell the goddamned F-ing idiot and get a horse you can use.” It was meant with the kindest of intentions and taken that way. Eventually. Since she may not be alone in those sentiments, allow me to recap:
Rodney will always have a home here, LW&TCDR. We are in the fortunate position that he doesn’t have to leave the property in order for us to get another horse.
Rodney’s progress or lack thereof does not affect the acquisition of a second riding horse. I have no problem with the idea of riding two horses around the AEC, or at the US Dressage Finals, or in the Adult Jumper division at WIHS. Again, we are in the fortunate position that we have the space, money, & energy for third horse.
The only questions are
1) Is Rodney’s lawn ornament status temporary or permanent?
b) How frustrated I will get trying to change or accept said status?
3 or c) Where do I find Horses-R-Us tracking information? I ordered an 8yo, green-broke, Thoroughbred jumper/eventer. My delivery appears to have gone astray.