I doubt anyone remembers the few posts I made about my paint mare, Piper. I had put her into training with the trainer I work for to attempt to figure out why she was rearing. Long story short, she suddenly passed away on me. She was my EVERYTHING and it absolutely crushed me. Thankfully, I have an extremely supportive boss/trainer. She helped me more than I think she will ever realize, I wouldn't have been able to pull through all of this as much as I have if it weren't for her. It hurt even worse because I didn't have a horse to turn to. My shoulder to cry on is my horse, and she was G O N E. Really, really terrifying feeling--no one to turn to when things are worse than they have EVER been.
My trainer knew of a gelding she had known for years. She had done training on him in the past and he had just been sitting around. The person who gave him to me rescued him as a yearling and completely loved him, but they just kind of clashed personality wise. He is very in your business, always about him and he needed his own person. She raised him so well though, very lucky guy.
He has been at my trainer's barn for the last month so she could do some one-on-one training with us and make sure we were good to go on our own (I have some confidence issues at times). My mom and I have been rather stressed over his "mom" coming to inspect our place. But things went well. YAY!! So we got to sign the papers today. He gets to come home this week. Such a relief!
So here he is...
Major Splash of Class a.k.a. Wally. <3
Ignore my messy hair... I had just gotten off work lol.
Dorky smile, but it shows his personality.
So expect more pictures soon...
RIP Piper <3 Thanks for allowing Wally to join my life.