Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I knew the moment I first laid eyes on Nelson. I fell in love with him when I saw him in a riding lesson with his previous owner. I knew nothing about him, his age, his history, his education - nadda.....but when I saw him I said "I want that horse".
It's funny how it worked out, I never once thought he'd ever be mine, but I drooled over him. I was a Working Student at a large Eventing/Fox Hunting facility, so I got to handle him on a daily basis, and the more I was around him, the more I drooled.
It was one day, when I was in the feed room preparing feed for all the horses who were there, when his owner came in from a ride, handing him to me to cool off and untack for her, when she asked if I wanted to leg him up for her because she was buying a 2 year old OTTB and was putting Nelson up for sale.
I was honored to beable to ride him! So I did. I rode him and feel even more in love with him. I was able to compete with him, and the more and more I rode him, the more and more we bonded. His owner paid for all our comps, to have him seen by perspective buyers - and to be honest, I secretly didn't want him to sell.
His Previous owner had many offers on him, and she declined them all. One day, she came in from a ride, and handed me the reins. I assumed that was just like every other time she did this, to cool him off, untack him and put him away for her....but that wasn't the case...she told me that he was offically mine. She gave him to me!
She told me that she had MANY people come to her, telling her how wonderful of a team we made and that they've never seen Nelson so calm and happy. She made her decision from everyone's comments - those she knew and trusted.
So, voila :) Here we are :)