Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Sunday August 2, 2009
Coony stayed at my sister's place while me, my mom, my grandma, my aunt and my cousins vacationed in the states.
Wednesday August 12, 2009
All summer I'd worked for one purpose: to get a riding horse of my own. My chance came when my friend told me there were two mares for sale at her barn-this was it! I was nervous, but I told dad about it, and he agreed to go check them out. I was so excited!!
Friday August 14, 2009
We went over and I was able to ride both horses. The first was a big, lanky 16HH chestnut who was the quieter of the two but was a little clumsy. The other, a BEAUTIFUL 15HH bay mare was absolutely gorgeous. I really didn't want to admit it, but she was simply too fiery and too forwards for me. Deep down I knew that she was not the right horse, and bringing her home where I would be riding her outside, without an arena (which she had been trained and ridden in her whole life) would be a disaster. Still, I was so desperate for a horse that I was a little upset when we left horseless. Though now that I think about it, if I got in that much trouble with Tango later on, yeah, I'm really glad dad didn't buy that mare for me.
Dad figured that since we were already on the road we may as well drive over to Tiffany, a friend of his who breaks horses. The same friend who gave my sister her raccoon had mentioned her having a nice little paint mare, so we went to look. When Tiffany led us into the field, all thoughts of bay Quarter horses were left behind as I fell in love. I was stupid, I know that now, but it seemed not to matter because when I rode her she was perfect. I trusted Tiffany utterly and completely and I knew I wasn't getting snuffed on anything-if Tif said she had no vices, was fully broke, all that, I believed her-and I still do, because what happened later on between me and Tang was nothing but my fault.
Tuesday August 18, 2009
After 3 long, agonizing days, Tiffany (returning from a big trail ride up north) dropped Tango off. I was so happy, but within a few days things started to go wrong. I'm not going to tell you our life story because this is a raccoon thread, but it took me a long time to learn and get to the point I'm at now, and we went some pretty tough times.
Wednesday August 19, 2009
You have no idea how much I despise children, and how elated I was that this was my last day of babysitting. No more whining brats, no more pointless arguments, no more pouting, no more being run off my feet from 7-4, no more having to invent and play games with them when I left my imagination behind with my childhood. I was FREE!!!