Hoping my horse friends will keep their fingers crossed for me today. In an hour I leave to go pony-shopping about 3 hours away. He is everything I need, just hope that there is the chemistry that I want. He's a little bay quarter-pony, 12 hands, 16 years old, goes western and english, and has already raised 2 families of kids. Sound, sane, and healthy. No vices except that he plays games to be caught sometimes. He needs a new job. We've been looking for a pony for our great-nieces and -nephews to ride when they come visiting, since we have had to recently retire our 31 year old baby-sitter horse due to arthritis (she's earned her rest, don't you think?) Grandkids on the way in about 3-5 years...time to get the pony problem solved! My husband was up at 6 this morning to do his projects so that he could go with me. We're skipping church to be able to get there and back and still have a little daylight left to 'bond' with the little guy before dark. I'm trying not to get too excited but I think the fact that we're hauling the trailer is a clue.