Oh, thank God. Let me just start by saying that: Thank God. A little info about the whole going through buying a horse process with me, first, though: I had ridden for four years with my same trainer, bouncing around on horses. I got attatched and did well and got upset when they had to be sold or bred. Three or so months ago, I got put on this little devil pony, and I realized. . . I wasn't having fun anymore. I hated being tossed around on horses, doing great on some, horrid on others, and I told my mom straight out, I didn't want to ride anymore. She was suprised, to say at the least, and over the course of the next month I finally told her the real reason why. She and I (and the reast of the family) decided that maybe it was time to buy me my first horse. And the horse hunting began.
Craigslist, EquineNow, Dreamhorse, Horsetrader, Craigslist and back again. Narrowed it down to two mares, both sorrels under 10 years old in the area. Neither really worked out, but I liked one. Then that same night we got a call from my trainer asking me about whether or not I was interested in Moonie. I was familiar with her, seeing as my firend competed and owned her. I said yes.
Well, we did the test ride, which worked out well, and decided to do the show that was literally one day away. So we went to the show, and the last day (it was a two day show) she got really gate sour, eventually not even running when we got in the gate. So, that was how that went, but the first day went GREAT. I decided that night I still wanted her (I like a challenge) and we gave the owners the check. Needless to say, I cried.
So here we are, a month and a half later. I know people who have horses they can't stand, and I did NOT, repeat, NOT want to be one of those people. So I have to admit, starting fresh on a horse I barely knew was pretty scary, especially when we started having our, erm, "issues". So today, I shortened my reins, because, well, I don't know if I mentioned this here before or not (short term memory loss, haha), but the absolutely amazing mare that I love to death (this is how I know it is possible to have more than one heart horse) who had leg problems, who got bred, also had an super long neck. I also stopped trying to STOP her before we run, and just let her send naturally. Problems, all gone. So I am so beyond happy :)
I also forgot to mention I have a one day show on Sunday. So I'll definetly be giving updates on Sunday night :) Oh, and sorry for the extremely long post, haha. Congrats to all who survived it!
Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
- Brian Littrell
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