Foxhunter, Im sorry you had such a day, but I wish someone had filmed it....sounds too comical to happen to one person!
Farmpony, I LOVE Footloose! And Im so jealous that you have decent enough weather to garden. I have primroses id love to get in the ground but it just keeps snowing each morning.
Well, the horse search is not really going as I had hoped. Decided the boy I saw yesterday isnt the best fit. And the guy I had my hopes up for and was seeing tomorrow ended up with an abcess on his foot, so can't go see him for a few days. I know that's common, just bummed, and wondering if the process goes like this for everyone?
Good day though, my trailer is now parked in my driveway, my truck has no problem pulling it. Its beautiful and Im pretty pleased.
Grace, it took me a few months to find Journey. I looked at lots of ads and two other horses I was interested in were sold before I got back with my decision. My barn manager helps people find horses, checking them out for rideability, soundness, and behavior. Once I turned it over to him to look for me, it still took a couple more months. He actually brought her to his own barn to test her out for a week and had me come over a few times to try her. She was just a grade mare, not worth a lot of money, but she was the perfect fit for me--bombproof, gentle, WTC, trail horse, sound, easy keeper, no vices. It took some time, but the wait was worth it.
Saying all this to say, I think there is a reason that the ones prior to *your* horse don't work out. Patience, and the right one will be out there for you. That's not to say that you and your new horse will be in perfect harmony from day one, but you will grow together. That's the way it's been for Journey and me.