I’ve decided to sell Joy.
Joy is perfect for dressage, but her club foot isn’t suitable for jumping competitively. Plus, I’m just a smidge too heavy for her. I don’t want to ruin a perfectly lovely pony just because I want to try eventing.
I also don’t want to take care of three horses again. I really like just two. Two is perfect for me.
So, my goal now is to find Joy a good home. Preferably with someone who will continue dressage with her. And then I would take that money and invest it in another green-bean, project pony… one with a bit more substance to him or her so that my fat ass doesn’t completely destroy her joints and feet by having her land with tubby me all wobbly up on top of her. Maybe something closer to 14.2ish with bigger cannon bones.
Except, a part of me doesn’t want to sell Joy. She’s a ton of fun to ride. She’s got power and agility. She’s easy to sit, easy to handle (for me), she likes people, and has no problems letting me fuss over her with a brush for an hour (it’s my therapy, don’t judge. :p)
So… the idiotic part…
I was dinking around on Equine Now, trying to figure out how the darn site worked, and I accidentally posted Joy for sale. I could delete the ad, but then I thought “Why? I’ll just slap an outrageous price on her and see if anything bites!!”
$8,500 outrageous. HA!
I dropped it to $6,500 after that, because $8,500 is too ludicrous even as a joke.
$6,500 is only slightly insane. 😉
I even created a web page for her: https://johnsonprojects.000webhostapp.com/DressagePony/
You have to check it out. 🙂 Super fun to create. Seriously, the most fun I’ve had building a website in ages! I was so proud of the banner video on that site.
As a side note: that’s my sandbox website. Go up a directory and it’s where I’ve been sticking my learning projects for Angular 5 and 6. All two of them. haha
I really did’t have any intention of actually posting an ad for Joy yet. I still need to get her back into working shape, need to fine tune the aids again (I’ve been lax), need to get some scores under her belt to prove she’s at least half of what I think she could be.
I’d be embarrassed if someone actually came to look at her right now.
Anyway, that’s my thoughts, for now… I’d like to get around mid-four figures for her, but if she doesn’t sell, she doesn’t sell. It’s no biggie. I’ll just go back to focusing on dressage if that’s the case.