After multiple injuries, frustration and sadness; I have finally come to grips with the fact I have to sell my horse and get another that is more suited for me. I bought above my experience level, and I'm not as good of rider as I thought I was when I was buying. Despite the warnings of several knowledgeable people, I had to have him - "I love him and I will make it work", I told everyone.
Well, I didn't make it work. Don't get me wrong, I am a good rider, But still in the beginner level, say maybe an intermediate beginner. : ) Not a rider that can can handle a 6 year Thoroughbred. And it's not really fair to him either, now is it?
So, I am putting Banana up for sale, and looking for an older, calmer, bomb-proof horse. One that I can just jump on after letting him sit for a while. One that won't kill me. Not that Banana ever purposely tried to, I just can't control him - he takes advantage of me. He needs someone to remind him who's boss.
Here's the ad - if anyone out here in the left coast looking for a horse or know anyone who is - he's a beauty and will make a wonderful dressage horse.
Flashy 5-6 year old Chestnut TB gelding, Banana, $4,000, Gelding, Chestnut, blaze and one white sock, Age: 5, 15.2H, 1100 lbs, Jockey Club #7234, Foaled: 2000, King Wildly Banana -jockey club registered but has not been raced. Has been on trail with no spook - just curiosity stops and stares. Also competed in gymkhana! Very athletic with a long stride and playful. Can get playful on the ground so needs to be reminded of manners. Ties, bathes, clips and trailers like a charm. Good with farrier. Very versatile - moves off leg cues and/or reins. Best for Intermediate rider and only to the right home. Pics available. , 707-207-0434, cell 707-330-7419, Send e-mail to advertiser, Send this ad to a friend, AD ID: 43776, fairfield, CA, Submitted On: 01/17
And this just in - my pinkie toe is broken. It hurts like a mo-fo!!! I can't wear shoes at all, because the pain from the shoe pressing against little piggie is too much to take, and it's cold outside. Yes, Banana stopped on my foot, but has nothing to do with his ground manners, I just didn't get my foot out of the way quick enough when leading into his stall.