As of late last week, I am no longer one of Dandy’s owners. The boy and I made a decision to sell our shares back to JLE and leave the syndicate before he was sold. This was not an easy decision but it was the right one for us.
Dandy then went on to have an absolute wonderful first outing where he FINISHED ON HIS DRESSAGE SCORE(!) in the Prelim division at the E.I. Horse Trials in Washington. I am so proud of that horse. He is growing up and finding his legs. I know he will make somebody a wonderful upper level horse.
I do wish that I had had the funds to bring him with me, to keep him and find someone to ride him and show him. I’ll admit, it’s fun being an owner but it’s hard when you can’t do your own riding as well. Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I had known I was going to find LT out here and could have her show him for me. But then I remember had I kept Dandy, I not only wouldn’t have Gus, I would probably be miserable and out of horses for good.
I will definitely continue to stalk (sorry future owner!) Dandy as he competes but this will probably be one of the last times he shows up on my blog. Good lucky Dandy Man! I’ll be rooting for you and I will always love you.