I got Rowdy just after a really bad experience with another horse (If you dig really hard you might be able to find a long post about it somewhere), and basically I was really afraid to let myself bond with him because of that experience.
I first met him when my trainer called me 2 days after bad experience, so I was still really cry-y and such. She said that she had brought a new horse up to the stable and since I was looking to buy, she said I could come take a look when I went to the barn later.
So I went to the stable, walked into Rowdy's stall, saw how terrified he was and my heart broke. Just shattered into a million peices on the floor of the stall.
Because I saw in his eyes the same thing I was sure he could see in mine: Scared, lonely, and above all, sad.
So when he walked towards me, I hugged him and told him it would be okay, and he did the same.
I convinced my parents to buy him a week later (They had seen what a cry-fest it becomes when the horse gets sold to someone else, they had been dealing with it for 5 years).
9ish months later, I love him with everything, and I feel like he does too:)
Here comes a load o pictures:)
this ws in july (I painted him like and indian piony and rode around bareback:) sometimes I wonder why he puts up with me)
hand have treats?" lol, this was in june:)
I beleive this was in April (1 month after I got him)
Back to july, we won a trooopphhhyyy:) that was the first day of the show, the next he was a bucking mess, poor boy wanted to go home:)
OMIGOD A BIRDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't even know what he was scared of here... the window perhaps? Or maybe his shadow? Lol the scaredy cat:)
I went out to ride one morning in august to find that he only had 1 shoe...hmmmm...So I let him loose in the pasture and we did this!
First day I met him....Look at his eye in the first pic.
I'm sorry I didnt realize I had that many pics on hand
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