The Iberian Experience

June 17, 2010

The Crossroads

Filed under: Uncategorized — iberianexperience @ 5:17 pm

This truly is something I never thought I would have to write. I believed that if I were to write something with the title of “the crossroads” it would be pertaining to my decision of which close contact saddle to get for DoubleShot or having to choose between one competition and another that conflicted due to scheduling. Truth be told I fully expected to face many crossroads in my time with DoubleShot, but not this one. Never did I foresee this dilemma.

There is something that I don’t believe I have told you. DoubleShot actually has two owners; myself and someone else. It may sound strange to those who merely think of horses as big dogs, but in reality it is very common for a horse to have multiple owners, and in some cases even 10 or 12 owners.

Dual ownership is really a great situation, unless something in that situation changes. My husband and I are moving, causing a big change in the situation of our ownership of DoubleShot. As you can imagine, both parties don’t want to give up their half, but baring King Solomon, no one would be able to find a feasible solution to this conundrum that’s been created. Someone has to yield.

The preliminary discussions of “what to do” did not result in anything encouraging, and I have to admit I am thoroughly broken-hearted. That filly has come to mean so much to me and it is truly difficult to envision a life without her. Tears have been common these past two days… tears that not many outside of our circle of horse-loving-humans would be able to empathize with.

I will keep you posted on what happens, but there is an undeniable feeling in my gut that tells me my Spanish Warmblood Venture is coming to a close.



  1. Oh, I am so sad, sad for you and for Double Shot. Co-owning has some advantages maybe, but I hate this part. Sigh.

    Comment by annablakeblog — June 17, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

  2. How awful is this!! I am sad and I’m not a horse person! So sorry!

    Comment by fallsnowtimothy — August 26, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

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