I started horse back riding lessons last August only because I needed P.E. For school and I planned on stopping when I had enough hours.
As I rode I fell in love with a pretty Gypsy Vanner and then the BO said he was for sale and would let me "lease to own"...put $250 a month till it equalled up to the price he was selling at and then he'd be mine. So I started saving, but it turned out he was too much of a horse for me at that time. I was on a trail and he caught a branch in his tail and he started bucking like crazy. After a few minutes he got calmed down, and we continued, but he was still acting up on the way back (I didn't know what was wrong with him...I found out later). We went up a hill and he tried to rear up but couldn't due to the hill. Then the next day he randomly reared up for no reason so I had had enough. I had no confidence after that and didn't want to come back.
Then I started riding a Paint mare named Star. I rode her for the longest time and fell in love with her. I hated her at first, but with more work she was my "dream" horse. I had everything arranged to buy her, but when the pre-purcahse came, she failed the flextion test...she was lame :(
So even though the BO was terribly mad at me for not buying her, I passed her up and continued looking.
Then I went to see a morgan named Bada Bing that was about an hour away from me. He was pretty but definitely NOT the horse the lady described through e-mails. He also seemed to have a hip problem...his hip would almost "pop". She said she'd get the vet out to check it out and get back to me....but she never did contact me.
Then I looked at another horse the BO was selling, but within the first 20 seconds that I rode him, he reared up and bolted in the opposite direction. He was a no right then. And I'm happy I said that because I don't like him anymore hehe
Then I went to look at a green Appaloosa named RJ. He was cute, but too green for me. He didn't even know what I wanted him to do, when I asked him to walk or trot. I passed him down because I didn't feel comfortable riidng a green horse.
Then there was Jack, a spotted saddle horse, and Teddy, a grade Quarter Horse. Teddy was too much of a push button horse for me, but I fell in love with Jack. I did not get him though because he was too small for me, and they wanted an aweful lot for him even though he was like 15.
Then I saw an ad for a pretty dun and black mare and a local training center. We e-mailed and the lady sent us pictures of her plus 3 other horses she was selling. The one draft cross was too expensive so we turned her down, but we went to see the three others. At first I didn't even want to see the bay gelding they had for sale...I wanted that mare lol. My mom said just look at him anyways to see how he does. So I agreed and we went that Sunday to look at them. The first horse we looked at was the bay gelding...a 9 year old Paint named Sonny. It was literally love at first sight hehe. I knew I had to have him.
So I rode him and loved him even more, but then we went and looked at the other two. The one QH was too crazy for me and the mare that I loved....well she had no personality at all....which I wanted in a horse.
So we bought Sonny. I won't go into the whole details but I bought him and have regretted nothing.
^^Me and my boy!