I've found my self in an unusual delema. For the last few years I've been looking for my "heart horse" to replace my colt that had to be put down, one that I click with and that can physically do the type of riding I'm into. The goal has always been to have one saddle horse for me and one project that I could train and have as a second horse that others could ride. I don't 'bond' easily, so I have spent a few years rehabilitating and rehoming rescues. I loved my spooky mare that I sold this year, but she wasnt right for what I do. Two horses are right for me financially and time wise.
I ended up with my appy filly, "Docs Sonata Dream", last june when my barn owner was trading for another horse. Long story short, She chose me. I was set on selling her this year, but I totally click with her, love her personality and she will be exactly what I want physically once she matures. The more I worked with her, the more I realized she will be exactly what I want, just very young now.
This spring I purchased my arab, lady, because my little appy is 2, and I don't want to do any strenuous riding on her till 4 or 5 and I needed a riding horse. She and I are both having a totall blast on the trails. She loves the same speed and type of riding I do. she is so happy to be able to canter down the trail after years of being forced to just walk.
Then there is Romeo. I fell instantly in love with him seeing him standing in the meat buyers pen. I have another thread about halter breaking an untouched 18hh clydesdale stallion(now gelding). I'm building a really unique relationship of trust with him. He would make a good trail horse with work, and he is absolutely stunning to look at(I'm a little biased
). He isn't as fast as I personally want, and 18hh is a bit of a climb to get on on the trail
to be practical I really need to look at cutting back to two horses. Who do I sell? I have never had more than one horse that I 'click' with. In 10 years I've had 2, untill now