How I met the love of my life (i mean my horse)
Well I had just sold my previous mare (she was crazy) I had retrained her we just had conflicting additudes, both of us were too dominant and we butted heads too much so after 3 yrs I finally sold her to a girl and they went and did eventing and were happy!
Well not even a week after I had sold my mare my trainer came into the barn and said give me your $500, I said for what she said so I can go get your horse. I was like what are you talking about your going to go get me a horse i've never even seen and not sure if i'm going to like, she said well you've seen him but i'm not going to say where and just hush and give me the money. So being the good little obedient student/asst I am, I gave her my money. Well for 4 long hrs I paced the barn back and forth and then finally I see my friends truck and trailer pull up into the driveway and I started getting all excited. As soon as they stopped my trainer got out and I bolted back to the trailer.
Now this was a livestock trailer so as I run back there I see theres a bay horse in there, when I opened the door I see this small little horse standing in the corner all shriveled up and about 250lbs underweight, my trainer had walked back there and I looked at her and she said here's your horse. I was suprised.
Well we took him out and put him in the stall and you could tell he had been abused so bad that he just stood in the corner and didnt want to be petted, so for the next week I did nothing but spend time with him in his stall or with him in the pasture and fed him and lead him around on walks and finally he started to trust me and bond with me.so I still wasnt sure if I was going to like him bc he wasnt showing any personality but after about 2 weeks of doing this everyday and riding he started to play with me, we developed our own game of tag and everything. Then after about a month I asked my trainer where she got him, she said Full Partners Farm, she also said I picked him out. I was a little confused by this, she then preceded to tell me the story. In about Sept we had when to Full Partners with a couple of our horses to do a schooling show and I had gotten off and walked over to my trainer and the owner was showing us some horses, my trainer said pick which one you want to take home and train, so I picked my dressage mare Max.
Then I saw this little bay that was adorable, I said I want that one too, she said no because I already picked Max so we didnt get the little gelding. I got Swoop in Dec. So he had been at that place abused for 4 months and he turned into nothing there. Well I rescued him. Prob about 2 months after that he colicked when me and my trainer went down to orlando and he got taken to the vet school, they thought he was going to die but he pulled thru and I went and spent the night with him there with his head in my lap, and at that time I had been thinking about selling him. Well after that night I guess he realized I was his girl and from then on we have been bonded like you wouldnt believe and he is the love of my life.
Not to mention he is def not small ne more, apparently he wasnt done growing when I got him because he was only about 15.3h when I got him he is now about 16.2 and is built quite nice. So needless to say that is our story and we have been like two peas in a pod.
Sorry if it's too long but I just think that was destiny, and I got him a week before christmas and I do say so myself that was the best present I ever got myself, so merry xmas to me! Lol
"The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on; it is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible the change is for the better."