both my boys I feel in love with at first sight lightning I took lessons on and he was an old hunting horse that the owner didnt have time for so he let the barn use him for lessons .. when I first rode him he was horrible un mannered and showed just what a novice rider I was but there was just something bout him he met me at the gate the next week and that winter he was my christmas present we have been together ever since he's defiently not perfect in conformaton he's got that "APPY " indian horse look to him but he's is truely my first love we have done soo much and proofed people wrong and even at 27 he proofed at his last horse show he still had it in him when he tried to buck me off in the arena
Then there is REBEL
I layed eyes on him when he was roughly a week old running around with his long foal legs and knew I wanted him then I had to wait seven months to get him I got him and at first regreted it cause he was evil!!!!!!!! But decided to stick it out my trainer I rode with at the time thougt I was crazy but there was just something bout that crazy little red horse
he's was sooo toed out in the front that I though I had bought a pasture decoration my farrier worked with him alittle turned him in slightly cause I don't belive in messing with nature too much .. I love his free spirit even at 9 years old he still acts like a foal somedays he's out to have fun with the other horses sometimes he rather be getting loves from me evenn with his imperfections we have come leaps and bounds in competion and proving people just flat out wrong he's built to race but can do westen pleasure also right down to the slow lil jog and made people shiver in there boots at shows he's my boy as is my old horse and I wouldnt trade them for the world
That's amazing =) I love hearing stories about things like this! I own 7 horses, 5 of them are rescue horses!
Spirit - my mom orginally bought him for herself because she wanted a true black horse, turns out he's a seal brown and I pretty much fell in love with him from day one! He's just perfect for me =) he's not the best horse in the world but his spunk and character always makes me happy.
Eddie - he's my first horse. He's 9, but he is such an ******* and despite his attitude I seriously love him. I've had him for a long time now and he still gives me attitude but I wouldnt trade him for nothing!
Rico - he's green broke but he's come a long way! I remember when I couldnt even get near him to catch him to work with him. I fell in love with him ever since then. Now he's the biggest suck I own! He even licks your hand and if he wants his butt scratched he will back up till he hits you to make you scratch! Haha!
Midnight - my stud. He's defiantly not perfect (we already know) but he's come a long way from what he use to be before he was trained.
Mama - one of the rescues we bought, I guess there was something about her we all fell in love with, then 3 weeks later she had her little baby angel, who turned out to be healthy and very curious! I love them both and im glad we saved them from slaughter!
Harriette - another rescue. She was so afraid but there was something about her that made me want to reach out and help her! That's why we bought her in the first place. She's come a long way and now she only trusts me at the moment. Im really happy about that cause I want to be there for her.
See none of my horses are perfect but they are mine which im really glad because they make me feel like im helping them out but at the same time helping me out. =)
Thanks for your post, that really made my night.