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post #1 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Let this be a lesson to me!

Some of you know I sold my first horse Vin. He was wonderful, but as good as he was on the ground, he certainly needed a more experience rider in the saddle. I sold him to a young lady that appreciates his spunk and has the tools necessary to polish him up and put him back in the show ring.

I have since been disappointed in my prospects out there. At my lesson yesterday, I told my trainer how I missed that quiet time with my horse, grooming, walking, etc. she told me I had to ride a boarder's horse today because the lesson horses had met their quota. The owner just happened to be there riding her other horse and watched some of the lesson. At the end of my lesson, my trainer let me know that this horse was available to me as a lease and if I liked him, eventually I could purchase him. The owner loves this horse dearly, but he has become more of a pet and is not being used. He has been at the barn almost from its opening. He is beautiful!! But also so many things that Vin is not, he is quiet and calm, prefers to go slow, but will pick it up if you ask. He will be prefect for me to do Dressage on as well as for my children to learn to jump! I was over the moon! But best of all, I am leasing him for a few months just to make sure. I am so excited

After wasting so much time and thousands (ugh) of dollars trying to make Vin into the horse I needed him to be, I was so frustrated and angry. Quite frankly, I was ready to give up and to be honest a little scared of horses. My search hasn't gone well either, but when I stepped back and relaxed and remembered what I really wanted, things became more clear. Sometimes what you think you want isn't really what you want.....thank goodness I have a trainer that has my best interests at heart. I hopefully have found the right horse for my family, but if not I'm lucky enough to be able to just give him back.... Yay

I'll post pics as soon as I've signed the lease(tomorrow)......I'm doing my happy dance!
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 07:57 PM
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Hey that is great, happy for you! Hopefully this horse will give you the confidence you need and you can enjoy him the way you should.. good luck with him!
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 08:16 PM
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What a great story, I'm glad it all worked out for the best for you and the horses! I'm looking forward to pictures!
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 10:08 PM
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Congratulations on finding your perfect horse :). You certainly did the right thing.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-29-2012, 05:53 PM
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This sounds like a wonderful situation for you, and will prevent any undue anxiety related to committing to a horse that isn't absolutely right for you given your present situation and specific needs. I wish for the absolute best for you!! :0)
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-29-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! We are so excited! I took the boys to meet him today. My youngest is sooo small . Monty looks like a giant next to him(he is a giant). I'll post pics when I get a chance.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-29-2012, 11:59 PM
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Sounds to me that this horse matches your needs perfectly. I can't wait to see photos of him! :)
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