Well what a surprise!
I had heard that my neighbour who runs a livery yard had found and bought a new 8 yo grey Irish Draught/Connemara mare. I'd seen the animal from a distance and yesterday I weakened in my resolve not to get involved again with horses which I could not ride.
When I got to see Silver in her stable I could not believe my eyes- it was as though I was looking at DiDi . She had come back to haunt me.
I spent an hour with her. I groomed her thoroughly and then led her in hand in the arena. She behaved immaculately and never put a foot wrong. Her temperament is gentle - she is bomb proof, so her owner says.
Needless to say I fell for her - despite the fact that she is owned by a lady who does not necessarily believe in the principles of Natural Horsemanship. If I get too attached then there might be some problems. So my plan is to take things step by step. One thing is for sure, after a longish period of mourning I am in no condition to ride a sprightly horse.
Let's see what happens. This mare definitely 'found' me, that's for sure.