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!