This horse shopping thing has been
Most frustrating horse shopping EVER!
I try to be understanding because it is a big decision and I can dither as well as anyone. I am super good at dithering. However, once I finally do make a decision, shit starts happening! It may take me two years to decide to buy a horse or build a house, or buy new boots, but once decided, it's gonna happen come hell or high water.
So, couple nights ago, I stumbled on a horse I really liked and I just knew this was the right horse. She is a five year old mare, the sire is a purebred Morgan named Amberfields Desperado with a solid reputation for making nice, sound, babies with sweet, even temperaments. The mother was a Cleveland Bay/Canadian Sporthorse cross. This mare has had a good foundation in ground work, but has not been started under saddle. Since longevity, soundness and distance riding are important here, I like that, she has been allowed to grow before being worked hard and this is a great cross. I liked everything about this horse except for her color, but that is like complaining about a unicorn being too white (actually, I like the body color, but not the blue eyes and pink nose, but that is just me).
Every time I've had a feeling like this about a horse it was dead on and has never failed. Every time I have tried to talk myself into or out of it, it was a disaster. I saw this horse and just had that feeling so I sent it right off to Bill then, just to be sure, I sent it through messenger too. I dreamed about her that night and the next morning I sent another message. I got back a lack of enthusiasm that made me want to reach through the computer and strangle the man. The conversation eventually went something like this:
Did you hear back about that horse? Are you gonna go see her?
Thats me, a bad influence and proud of it!
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