I still have my first horse :) But its a really funny/sweet story (to me anyway!)
Well I was a wee little lesson girl at the farm I board him at. There were rumors of 3 rescue horses possibly comming to the barn. A Appendix mare, a Thoroughbred gelding, and the third (i believe was an appendix mare, but I cannot remember.) Me and a few of my friends playfully 'called' horses. LIke when you say "ooh! I call that one!" Well I called the Thoroughbred gelding, because, well I really don't know, I just felt something special about him before I even saw him. And trust me, I wasnt even somewhat AWARE of what was going to unfold in the following year. When he actually came to the farm, I completley walked right passed him (I look back and feel so aweful!!) But he was so thin and unhealthy, he really didn't 'sparkle', so to speak. But when I finnally jumped up on the gate and looked at him, I was love at first sight. :) The next week I started training him with one of the instructors out at the farm. He needed A LOT of work, since he had never seen a show ring in his life. Just a race track, and what ever posse horses see. And the horid life he had before he came to our barn of course. :( But I showed him that summer in 6 shows and came back with 12 ribbons. I thought that was a pretty good outcome for a first show season! Especially when it was my first too!!
But I leased him through that whole summer, and my greatest dream came true. My parents bought him for me that winter. I honestly had never dreamed of owning my own horse, because I just thought it wasn't going to happen!
I trust my thoroughbred with all of my heart. Which sometimes isnt exactly the smartest choice, but he would never hurt me intentionally. People also say that we have a wierd 'connection' because our emotions always match and we have the same personality!~~I promised him (yes it may sound silly, but its not) that I would never sell him, no matter what happens. I think he deserves to be spoiled after what hes been through! <3
Wow! I could go on for hours about this...so Ill just hush up now :)