Early Days

Officially Rehomed

It is bittersweet that I report Bohemian has officially been rehomed. He is with an upper level eventing rider and trainer in the greater San Francisco area. Happily his new human seems very excited about him, and I’m so grateful that he’s with someone on the west coast so I can keep tabs on him as he hopefully goes on to have a successful career.

I am blessed that the rehoming process was completely managed by the adoption organization I got him through. They don’t advertise horses or adopt out to the public like many OTTB organizations. Instead they have a network of top-level trainers, and you have to know someone in that network to be able to adopt one of the horses. Because of the network, there’s a built-in safety net for horses like Bohemian who don’t work out for their original adopter. And they certainly did a better job than I could have done rehoming or selling him on my own.  

On his way to his new human, he first went to Galway Downs to be tried out by a different upper level rider and trainer (that didn’t work out). While there, the facility hosted a Thoroughbred show and the adoption organization’s leader took Hemie into a showmanship class and won first place!

Bohemian may not be mine anymore, but he’ll always be mine in my heart. I plan on keeping tabs on him, and providing an additional layer of safety should he ever need a home in the future. I’m excited for his new opportunity with a better rider, and sincerely wish them both the best for their new partnership!

Good luck Hemie! I love you!

18 comments on “Officially Rehomed

  1. He is such a looker. Glad he found a new place. :-)

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  2. Aw. So exciting for him to have a new start. It must be so comforting for you to know he's landed in a good place, too. New starts for both of you!

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  3. Excited for both of you! I know it must be bittersweet!

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  4. Aww he's up near me! Maybe I'll see him around. I'm so glad that he found a great new home and you can feel good about that while working on finding a horse better suited to you. And fun that he's still in CA and maybe they'll compete at Galway one day :)

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  5. What a great, soft landing for such a special dude. I hope to hear about him in his future endeavors. I'm excited for you to start the next chapter too!

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  6. Sounds like it couldn't have worked out better! Definitely keep us updated on his progress!

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  7. Such a hard decision, but I'm glad he has an excellent home!

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  8. Glad you found him a great place!

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  9. I am so glad he got a soft landing. Hugs to you for helping him find a great place. I know it must've been hard and bittersweet <3

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  10. I know this was hard on you, but I hope now you can rest easy knowing he's in a great place and you are too!

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  11. I'm so happy he found a great home. It is bittersweet, but I'm glad you are both in good places

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  12. Awe, he moved up here. Sorry it didn't work out, but glad you were able to find him a new home, sounds like a great program.

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  13. aww bittersweet indeed. Glad such a great organization could help out!

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  14. I know it had to be hard, but it sounds like he got a great home. Congratulations and please keep us posted on his progress!

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  15. That must have been incredibly difficult, but you are also incredibly strong for doing that too. I am sure he has wonderful things to come, as well as you!

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  16. I'm glad he got such a lovely home. I can't imagine how hard that decision must have been. I can't wait to read how well he progresses with the new trainer.

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  17. i'm sorry things didn't work out the way you had hoped with Hemie – you did such a nice job with him and invested so much love and care into him! congrats on finding him such a perfect new situation tho – and wishing you the best of luck in finding the right partner!

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  18. Sounds like it was a great transition for you both!! Nor Cal welcomes him!! If you ever come visit be sure to let me know so we can meet up!!

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