Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: In my own little world;)
I think it mainly depends on the relationship. Sometimes other circumstances. I know lots of ppl whe have a "forever" horse, and other horses that are used for a particular goal.
Example: the "forever" horse and owner have achieved that perfect meld of personalitys, the rider knows the horse's quirks and vice versa, and maybe the rider wants something to challange them a little more or in a different way. But that total understanding between the rider and the new horse is never achieved for whatever reason. Nothing wrong with that horse, but the owner doesn't have that type of attachment/relationship to that horse, so they move on.
My "forever horse" is like my safety net at times. I know that if I'm having a hard time w/ another horse, or I just want to ride with out a particular goal, he's always there. He reminds me of what I've accomplished, and how far I've come. I can hone new skills on him, working out the kinks before using it on other horses.
"Just because I don't do things your way, doesn't mean I don't have a clue"