I have written and rewritten the opening of this blog post about 10 times now and no wording seems to be right so I am just going to say it. I sold Greyson at the end of May. He was an amazing horse and he helped me get my feet wet into this sport. I have known for a while that this was going to be inevitable. I have ambitions to go up the levels to a meter twenty and I knew he wasn’t going to be the horse to get me all the way there. We accomplished more than I could have hoped and I wish I could have kept him forever but expenses for two horses is not in the cards for me right now. My number one priority was to make sure Greyson was going to a good home. I am happy to say that he is going to teach an amateur lady the ropes of jumping. He will be jumping cross rails up to 2’6 for a couple of years so his job is getting easier. Also he gets to live on 60 acres at the base of the Santa Monica mountains. He will have an irrigated pasture to be turn out in everyday and a nice box stall to sleep in every night. I am told he is being adored by two children who spoil him with cookies and the family doesn’t ever plan to sell him.
It was one of the hardest goodbyes of my life and I honestly feel a little guilty about being excited for the next chapter of my riding career. But here I am about to embark on a whirlwind shopping trip overseas. I am leaving next week with my trainer to the Czech Republic. This will be my first time buying a horse overseas. In the past when I needed a new paint horse all I needed to do was put in the breed and state into dreamhorse.com and there were plenty to choose from all around me. Warmbloods are a different story. I don’t have the biggest budget and I need a horse that can do higher levels. I can’t find anything within my budget and wish list domestically so we are going to Czech where my budget will go further. I plan to blog the whole process. If you ever have seen all these amazing horses listed on Facebook in the Czech Republic but wasn’t sure if it was something you could to do then I encourage you to follow me next week as I experience it step by step.