Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South Sutton, NH
Well, I spent a long time looking for Gizmo. My first horse was a Standardbred Mare and she ended up not working out. Then I got a Lippit Morgan mare and had her for a while. But she wasn't a horse that could be alone she started to get really mean and one day she bit and kicked me really hard so I sold her to a person that kept her at a big stable with plenty of horses. Then I didn't have a horse for a long time. I had started High School and was doing sports and such. I was going to go to college for Equine Studies, but didn't get enough scholarship money to go. So my parents said I could have a horse again because I couldn't go. At the time I was working on a small farm that trained Mustangs. I learned a lot about training and the lady that owned the place said that I had a connection with one horse named RJ, so I bought RJ and got him for pretty cheap considering. But she was supposed to finish his training and she didn't so I was stuck with a horse that I couldn't ride and no money for a trainer. So I put RJ up for sale and was going to use the money to buy a new horse, one that I could actually ride. I started searching on GL and found a horse for sale right in my town (which is really small so it was actually surprising, especially because I know everyone). So I looked at the ad and figured out that it was my old friend, but I dismissed it because it was way... out of my budget. She wanted $1500 for him at first and I was also turned away because he had moon blindness in one eye and I figured she was selling because it would spread to his other eye.
So I kept looking. I went all the way to Maine to look at this horse that wasn't even what they said it was. I was looking at a couple of more but I saw that my friend had dropped the price on him down to $1250. So I thought I would just email her and we could go riding or something. I didn't think that I was going to like him at all.
So I got there and there was this HUGE horse with a long golden mane and he was such a love bug. So we saddled up, and ironically the saddle that I bought fight him like a glove with his monster withers. (Which didn't fit my Mustang). So I lucked out on that. So we went for a two hour ride and he was perfect! I really like the way her rode and how calm he was and his eye didn't bother him at all.
When we got back I asked her if he would be good by himself and she said he would like it that way, all the horses bullied him, even the Shetland pony. I asked about his eye spreading and she said the vet had said it wasn't spreading so far. So everything was good. I DID NOT expect to like him at all. I was just going over to ride! But I looked at those big old eyes and I was in love. So I started making payments on him and sold RJ and now I owe her just 100 more dollars and he is "officially" mine, money wise anyways.