A really nice older lady was getting out of horses and had a pony named Cody who was being leased by a riding stable. She went down to see him and never saw him really connect with anyone there, so she took him back to sell. She sent him to a lady in a neighboring town to see if she knew anyone he'd work well with. That lady had seen me ride and new I had pretty soft hands, patience til the cows came home, and a good amount of knowledge, so she called my parents. I wasn't even looking for another horse but my Dad put me in the truck and took me on a little adventure.. and I ended up riding him. I LOVED him. He was a handful, he was a little rude, he was cute as a button and I loved him. My dad asked the lady who had him (not his owner) about price and she told him and said she wasn't sure how flexible they were on the price.. but he was just too expensive for us at that point since we had just built a new house and facility for my horses. My dad promised we could look at other horses and I agreed cause I didn't have much choice but I had my little 13 year old heart stuck on Cody.
About a week later it was Mother's Day and my dad, mom, and my dad's best friend and his wife went out for brunch. My dad's friend Truman asked what we were up to for the rest of the day (I think he wanted to let his hunting dog run with our dog that day, they used to run loose on our property for hours and get exercise or something) and my dad said we had to go to the neighboring town. I think he expected me to ask why but we were always going there to shop or get grain and whatnot so I didn't. So he said he had to hook up the horse trailer to go there and I finally asked why.. And my dad said "well do you want to take Cody home or leave him there and never see him?!"
My dad has a way of making everything perfectly perfect.
That was 6 years ago and it's been sworn many times since that Cody will never, ever belong to anyone else. A lot of people say you only get one good horse in your lifetime, and I got my good horse.
Excuse the terrible picture from when I was 16
MIE - your story is super amazing <3