Well couldn’t you
Say you do
Say you might
Have a heart
Bend the truth
Even if you don’t
– “Say You Do” Dierks Bentley
Last January, I made a goal that said I was going to make a decision about Dandy and be okay if that meant I was going to have to sell him. Well that decision has finally been made.
I’m selling Dandy.
If you’ve read between the lines, you’ve probably realized that this was coming but it was not an easy decision. Both JLE and I went back and forth a few times trying to decide if we could make this work. Sometimes it was yes but more often that not its was no.
Tonight, I made the decision for good. I was pretty sure this was going to happen but then I got on Dandy to warm up and he was just a complete ass. I barely touched him with the whip and he leapt into the air and bucked. I wasn’t even scared. I was pissed. So completely pissed. By the time JLE was ready for me, the decision was 100% and I told her I needed to sell him. She agreed with me, we ended the lesson and then we went to get a margarita.
I’ll admit that I’ve been crying a fair bit tonight. Even though I know it’s the right decision, it’s still a hard decision. I do love him. He is a great horse. He’s just not the right horse for me.