A bond before he was ours
I have always loved horses. Never owned them and rode with friends who had them every now and then while growing up. It all started when we leased a horse for my 7yr old daughter. We are hooked! So is 40 to old to get into this? I don't think so! This is my therapy, I need this everyday. So one day there was foal in the stall at the barn. Instantly I fell in love. So every day we went out so my daughter could ride her (lease) horse and would sneak over and see this amazing little guy. He was maybe 4 months old. Not to long after I had found out the people just left him there. My heart broke! So in our heart we treated him like ours. We would get him out, walk him, feed him, brush him whatever we wanted. Then 4 months went by and my daughters lease was done. So we had left for a while. I always thought about him but never said anything to anyone. Cuz in my mind what did I know about take care of a horse that young. And then the unthinkable happened without me knowing. My husband bought him for me. Makes me wonder if he sensed something? I have never been so happy in my life! I CAN do this! Do you ever feel like something was meant to be? He will never be abandoned again. He is now 1 1/2 yrs old. I guess you could say we are learning together. I don't know where I was going with this. :)
Anybody else new at this start out with a young one? What is your story?