Honestly, my horse and I didn't click right away. I was looking for a taller "prospect" for the AQHA hunter circuit, since my mare at the time didn't fit the criteria (she was short, quick strided, not the prettiest over fences considering she had cowhorse bloodlines). I went to go look at him and honestly, I think I just fell in love with his height and personality. He was psycho, spooked at everything, did not jump yet, no lead changes, no right lead, and would have constant temper tantrums whenever you asked him for something he didn't want to do. Well, my trainer rode him and said he had ton of potential and said if we don't buy him, he would have. So we took him home. My trainer told me to go lunge him and start riding. When I got on, I think I walked 3 steps before he broke out into a huge bucking-fest. I was terrified of him. After that, we put him in full training with my trainer for 30 days to get him where he was rideable so I could start teaching him to go over fences. Well, three years later we are finally a team that understands eachother. He's been to the world show 2 coming on 3 times, he's a congress champion, nearing his superior in equitation over fences, and has been top ten in the nation in equitation over fences and reserve champion in jumping. So to summarize, it all just depends on if it's supposed to happen. If it's meant to be, it will because everything happens for a reason!
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