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A Bit of a Horse Update

Sad news first - I won't be able to get April. I know I've been gone, and at this point the news is a little old, but here I am now reporting what's been going on.

I ended up moving much sooner than expected. Tyler was gone for a week when he decided to have me move up then. Not wanting to make a big mistake (on top of simply not having the money), I told Roger to sell April to the man who'd been wanting to buy a horse from him. I ended up knowing the people who bought both April and her little brother (who is absolutely adorable). Probably a good thing, because between me going through a lot in Missouri and the people who did buy her, she'd be much better off with the more experienced owner. I'm happy for her.

Now, for better news - I'm still getting a horse. It's honestly up in the air right now, but I did put up the younger of the two that's being considered since there's a huge chance it'll be here. I am in fact moving back to my old home in Oklahoma, but we have to wait until around late August due to Tyler's parole.

Fancy is like a brick house, well built with a large chest and very firm but natural muscle. Her daughter, Fancy Pants, looks almost exactly like her and is built the same way. I'm leaning more towards the four-year-old daughter since she's more responsive and, well, younger. Fancy has a lot of experience under her belt and is a really beautiful/wonderful horse. However, there is a small list of cons if I do buy her:
  • Her current owner may throw a bigger fit if I moved Fancy Sr. to a new location rather than Fancy Jr. This is more of a prediction.
  • Fancy Sr. is obviously older. Say they both lived to be 25 - I would be able to have Fancy Jr. for more years.
  • Fancy Sr. is in fact more experienced, but not nearly as soft mouth or responsive to leg pressure as her youthful daughter.
  • Fancy Sr. is a hellishly rough ride.
Yes, Fancy Pants may provide me challenges, but I'm willing to learn as she is willing to please. Her only real problems are these: Today was the first time she's been ridden in nearly a year, she's "green" broke, and she has a bit of separation anxiety so she tends to be a tad distracted. Today being distracted wasn't too huge of a deal, it just meant she was too ready to stop working. Other than that, her super huge will to please her rider is amazing. As far as Cassy (her trainer) says, she never has expressed she wants to buck. Instead of bucking, she halts and backs up. I can deal with that, but now I have to learn to be light on the reins. A new habit, but it'll be good for me.

Anyone as excited as me?

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