Rev was never supposed to be my forever horse.
There was no feeling of "love at first sight" on the day we met. Cute face aside, I was completely underwhelmed by his looks, gender, breed and ride-ability. In fact, it's fair to say that I picked him solely for his location and price tag.
The first several months of our relationship were filled with jigging and head tossing,
bone jarring trots,
and lots of cross cantering.
Despite that, I couldn't help but like the goofy little Arab. What he lacked under saddle, he more than made up for in personality. Even on our worst days, he always made me happy.
And eventually...the riding part...
got a lot better.
We had a wonderful summer together.
For the last six months, he's been part of my family...
and my friends were his friends.
I would have loved for things to have stayed exactly the way they were, but life doesn't work like that. Everything came to a crashing halt last month, and after a lot of painful consideration, I've reluctantly made the decision to let Rev go.
He wasn't supposed to be my forever horse. I always knew we'd part ways sooner or later, but that doesn't make it any easier. Despite my initial misgivings, I fell in love with that goofy little Arab.
Words can not express how much I am going to miss him.