However did you guess? lol
Yes,I have taken a little bit of a gamble and purchased another horse.
First,a little back story..I have always found the American Saddlebred quite fascinating;their history,charisma,personality,there's just something about them..When I was quite a bit younger,I spent time at a small barn that raised Saddlebreds and Georgian Grandes,so I got to do alot of riding and working with them.Fell in love and have wanted one ever since.A mare,with good conformation,excellent bloodlines,and the big,comfy movement that I enjoyed so much when riding them.I've been keeping my eyes open throughout the years,but of course they are EXTREMELY expensive here in AB,plus there's not alot around (although there's starting to be quite a demand for them here),so it's just been one of those things you kind of dream about,but never think will ever happen.Well,a few weeks ago,I came across an ad for a 4 yr. old registered mare with an excellent pedigree,nicely built,and that big movement,just what I was looking for.But,price was way over the budget I had set for myself,so didn't think any more of it. Time passes,and then a girl I know who trains and shows ASBs mentions to me that she knows of a lady who had a really nice mare that she bred to a great stud a few years ago,and this lady was needing to sell the now 4 yr. old baby due to health issues and a job change,and I could probably get a steal of a deal on this young mare.Contacted the lady,and turns out the horse for sale was the same one in the ad I had seen! So,went to see her,and bought her,for a LOT less than the asking price and what she is worth.
Now,she has a few issues,which was the gamble part I mentioned,but hopefully my gamble will pay off with some proper training and time. The issues are mainly linked to the fact that she has never really been taught to respect people;she was the lady's "baby",and I'm guessing she's gotten away with alot of stuff that she never should have been allowed to get away with,from the way she acts.No manners,pushy,and at times gets a little aggressive if asked to do something she doesn't want to,stuff like that.She is friendly though,and seems very smart,so I'm hoping she will quickly catch on to how things should be.She's halter broke,sort of,but that's about it. She's definitely going to be a different type of challenge then what I'm used to dealing with,but hopefully it will all turn out well,and she'll turn out to be the great riding horse and broodmare that I've always wanted.
So,meet Attache's Queen Of Hearts,or Juno.
She's by Attache's Legacy and out of Night Ride Home,lots of great horses in those lines..Pics aren't that great;camera wasn't working properly in the cold,it was almost dark,and the lens kept fogging..
Last edited by countryryder; 01-13-2013 at 09:41 PM.