Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains...
MYSTERY OF SPROUT: solved.
Okay, as you all know, sprout showed up in my pasture a few weeks ago. I posted things on missing horse sites, and put posters up in my town. I got alot of calls, but none matched sprout.
One day, I got a call saying someone knew who had previously owned her. I was given the number, and I called them. I had a few choice words for them, but I didnt get anyone. I called the vet, and asked about the person. They gave me another number, the number of the former owner's daughter.
I finally got her, and it turns out, she was instructed by her mom to dump the horse in a pasture that had horses in it that seemed to be well-taken care of.
I was told she was told to dump the horse because her mother could no longer afford to care for her. There is some missing link to the story, because her mom could've sold sprout for quite a sum.
The daughter offered to take the horse to the humane society, but I refused. I had been taking care of sprout for the last few weeks, and I have become attatched. And, who knows if she would've really taken her to the humane society?
So, it is official. Sprout is mine, but I have descided to sell her. She is an amazing horse and is very smart and a great jumper, but I don't even own an english saddle. I've only ridden english once or twice, and could never compete at the level she deserves to be at.
A man I know has shown intrest in her, and he seems to be a choice for her new home. Man, I'll miss the girl, but she deserves better.
Plus, my boys demand too much attention as it is, much less a pretty princess thoroughbred girl :)