Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Well ... it has come to this ...

I told my trainer today that Corrie was for sale.

I got a job in Chicago. I will be taking up residence this week and starting my new job next week. I am really excited about my job, but not making as much as I had hoped. It doesn't make sense to try and keep Corrie knowing that I will see her 4 times a month for the next several months, and that we can not really afford it.

I am not giving up riding though. At least that is not the plan. I will start looking for a place to just take lessons down there. I know that for most places I will need to loose a little more weight for them to even let me ride, so I guess that is my next goal.

These past two weeks and been filled with sorrow and excitement. When one chapter ends, another starts and new adventures start. I hate the thought of losing Corrie, I really do. Yet I can not help being excited to starting a life with M.

I will still keep this blog going because I plan on still having horses in my life some way.
I am also starting a new blog Country Girl in Chicago. You all are invited to check out that blog as well!

Well ... short on words today. Too much going through my mind.


  1. Congratulations on the new job! Chicago is a great town and I think you'll find lots to do and enjoy. Hard choices, but sometimes they have to be made. You'll find a way to ride - there are lots of horses, mostly west of the city or north of the city.

  2. Hmmm.... lots of changes and lots of tough decisions. I don't envy what you have been through as far as thinking things over the last few weeks.
    It sounds like you have a lot of new, wonderful things in your life.
    I've had to move on and sell horses in the past. It isn't easy, but every time they've gone on to a good life and have had a better time (in my opinion) being useful than barely being used by me.
    I can't wait to hear about your new adventures. Best to you!

  3. Oh this life changes, I'm with you! I live in San Francisco, and it takes me an hour and 20 minutes to get to my horse, each way.... wish I could recommend places for you to ride near Chicago! Going to check out your new blog :)


  4. Sorry you're having to give up Corrie. I guess it's better to do it now with forethought and planning than to wait until things are so desperate that you have to get rid of her quick just to pay your bills. I wish you could keep her, but I understand why you can't. I know your trainer will help you find the perfect home for her. She's going to make someones dream come true. Congrats on the new job. I hope the move goes perfectly and that you love the new job. I'll go check out the new blog, but I'm definitely keeping this one in my follower list. :)


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