Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Well, for me - my guy just fell into my life. Not literally, lol, but we just "ended" up together.
I knew him before I owned him, because while I was working at a barn, his owner needed him ridden on a regular basis to stay in shape for sale - since she bought a younger TB.
We got along wonderfully while I rode him for her, and while quite a few people came from our state and out of state to try him out, they just weren't meant to be. Offers were made, and they were declined.
Until one day, he was just mine. His owner handed me the reins and said that we were meant to be together and that's that.
Were ther sparks? Absolutely! The first day I saw him, I remember I was walking thorugh the barn isle and saw that there was a lesson going on in the lower arena. So I stood there beside the feed room, watching - and I remember saying to myself how gorgeous of a horse that was, and how much he loved doing what he was doing.
Then when he was brought into the barn to be untacked, I just fell in love with him.
So for me - yes, "There were sparks" and yes "He was the one"
You'll know. Just be patient and take your time and don't be in such a rush. I firmly believe that our animals, and that includes our horses, choose us - not the other way around.
When it is meant to happen, it'll happen.
But don't be stupid about it either, make sure you get a Vet Check done and have educated help. :)
All the best!