Originally Posted by Cacowgirl
After Kate goes-if she does-is horse shopping in the future, or will she try Stella or Bugs?
Stella is to big, Roslyn needs a ladder to get on her. Bugs is going the same way his rump has gone up an inch so I think his front will follow. That was one of the things that led me to question his age. Roslyn wants a gelding around 10 years, well mannered, no issues, trained in trekking for rough country 14.3 hands. I don't think she will find it. Unless lshe finds a horse that has had one human most of its life and then she will have to wait 18 mths to two years for it to settle down with her, unless it is love at first sight. The horse I mean.
Given my age, and his personality I'm not sure what to do. So comment is invited. As a young horse 5 years, green broke, and follows me around most of the time because he wants to not because he is instructed. I, if I'm lucky will have 10 years of riding 75 but in reality 5 to 7 years more likely. Bugs will be closely hooked on to me and will have my style of riding down off pat and would have known only me.
Horses do become emotionally attached to each other and their human companion once they have given their trust. So I may stop riding when he is in his best years around 12 to 15. I may not be around to look after him. So my delema is do I keep him and work through his teenage years or find him a home where he will be settled for his life. I have a view that we flark horses by to many owners, and in the end they become a living machine.
I have no intention of kicking the bucket any time soon but one does not know what the future holds. I am one of the lucky ones and do not suffer from any bone waisting issues. But have a heart problem which is not causing any trouble at this time. It's been broken by to many women. Haha
My goal is to live to a hundred and be shot by a young jealous husband as I am climbing out the window.
Don't tell me, I know, off to the corner for that one, and why is the room round. I get so tired walking in circles looking for the corner.
I just glanced out the window and there is Stella not 15 feet away head stretched over the fence topping the trees Saves me a job. We are now in a bad way for grass, no meaningful rain since christmas day and for 3 weeks we had strong hot winds which sucked out the moisture. The trees are dropping their leaves in stress. If we don't get rain soon all we will have is dust.