All good things must come to an end…

It is with very mixed emotions that I am now writing that I am no longer going to be involved with Phoenix. What does that mean? That means that after next week’s show I will no longer be riding my fat spotted pony.

My last ride will be at the Memorial Day Show. Shocked by this news?

Well, so was I! As you all know, this winter I spent a ton of money to get my saddle perfectly fitted to Phoenix (not that it was, but it is the principle of the matter). I also spent a lot of time and money getting Phoenix registered with the USDF, the USEF, the local show grounds and Appaloosa Sport Horse Association. I even just got his feet done three weeks ago.

I have spent a lot of time trying to write this post in the most honest way. The reality of the situation though is that I cannot post the reason for this end. I have 100 reasons why I could have ended it (yes, this was my choice). Maybe someday I can share the reason, but for now I will spare the intimate details. This was my decision and I think everyone involved can agree that it was a good one.

I will say this, though…I am going to miss Phoenix a lot! It took me several days to decide that it was time to move on, but when I gave my notice I knew right away I had done the right thing. Is it hard to know that I am giving up my show pony when all I needed was a few more scores, but I do not regret my decision for one second. I finally found something that is more important than ribbons. I pride myself knowing when to walk away, and the fat lady was singing.

I apologize to my long time readers. I have always hated it when you read a blog and they are all “I love this horse” and then with no warning the horse is sold or something else big happens and you are left thinking what happened. I am now that blog and it sucks. I am really sorry about that. I have no regrets about Phoenix, but I do have some about not sharing everything on the blog. Hopefully something like this will never happen again.

It has been two and a half since it was just Gennyral and I. I think that this is the perfect time to just focus on my special pony. I am sure Gennyral would agree!