In november I was looking at horses that I could lease and my trainer had about 4 horses I could lease, some were hers and others were clients.
There is this mare at my barn and my trainer thought she would be a good horse to try out so she told me I should try her one day. One day my friend, who rides for the same trainer, was hacking her and my trainer called me over and told my friend to get off and she put me on. I got on and trotted her around and she was perfect! Then my trainer had me canter around the arena and she was a saint putting up with me. At this time I had never really done transitions in the canter so my trainer had me hand gallop her and then had me do a collected canter and all sorts of different things, this horse was just WOW! Then my trainer asked if I had ever done a flying lead change. I hadn't, so she showed me how to and told me to go out and try it. I canter down the rail and make a cut across the middle did a change in the middle, bent her and stepped in the stirrup, and she switched! I was so happy all I could do was smile. I then cooled her out and she was just so sweet! After that my trainer told me that we would be a good pair, and that she could teach me a lot and she is the temperament of horse I need.Then every day after that all I could think about was her. When ever I saw the owners they were very nice and I always went and petted the mare.
Then a few weeks later, I had seen that she hadn't gotten out that day so I asked my trainer if I could ride her. She called the owners and told them that I wanted to ride her, and they said I could. I tacked her up and she was fine. I went in to the arena and started to work her. Angel! This horse was perfect for me! Then we went in to the canter and she was great! Then we started to lose speed so I gave her a motivational tap. She picked up and a horse on the drive way started to freak out and she took off, well me being a very timid rider was up and in a really defensive position with my shoulders forward and no weight in my heels, lost my irons she turned and I went SPLAT! I laid there for a few moments, not able to see anything, my hip hurt and I saw stars. I just laid there, my trainer came over, she was next to me my eyes started to work.. it was like the lights had turned on. I still couldn't see much but I could see her face and the colors we distorted, there was like a filter almost like a vinaigrette and a cartoon finish on everything, things were like purple and brown. My trainer helped me up and was going to walk me to the office so if an ambulance needed to be called they could get me, but I couldn't wak straight, my trainer described it as me looking like I was drunk and couldn't stand up and looked like I was going to fall over. So she had me sit on a jump. About 5 min later my vision came back and I felt better, so my trainer walked me up to her office and I sat there until my mom came to get me. My helmet saved my head. BIG TIME!
That night all I could thin about was that I had let Grace down and I would never be allowed to ride or ride her again. The next week I went back and every time I passed her stall I would pet her.
That was the last time I rode her, but ever sense then, we havent found another horse, non that I actually loved. I still talk to the owners and my trainer said they have turned down 5 leasers because they want the right person for their horse. My trainer said that they wanted me to lease her. My mom had a meeting with my trainer on wednesday regarding what lies ahead and she suggested leasing the mare. So tomorrow we going to find out what the cost is and if she is the horse! My trainer thinks that this is a great first horse to lease, and that she has the temperament for me!
*******Sorry for the long back story!!
But my question was;
Have you ever had a horse that you just immediately clucked with, and you thought that this was THE horse? The horse that you just clicked with?