I absolutely adore Inette and she’s my perfect match in a lot of ways.
But I’m a senior this year and in super hard classes, I’m working 2 jobs, and running track. I barely have time to go to the barn. And Inette needs lunch grain every day, and the barn we’re at doesn’t do that. In addition, my mom doesn’t let me pay my lease in the winter. I’m sure Ethan would still let me ride, but regardless, I really just don’t have the time to get her to her full potential or even keep her in shape.
A small part of it is also that when I got her she was this super green project horse who couldn’t canter, held herself like a giraffe, barged through jumps, and forgot she had a hind end.
I’ve gotten her to the point that she has this fabulous movement and can easily jump way higher than I’m comfortable jumping without a trainer.
To be honest, when I told Ethan to sell her I just really wanted a change in my life. And most of the time I know that selling Inette is best for her, but sometimes I break down and want to keep her.