This is kind of meant in jest-- but what are some thing you have done or did as a new horse owner that made you just go, "what in the world was I thinking
I can share. Yesterday, a friend of mine and I went out for a nice Sunday trail ride. We get to the barn, grab some halters and off to the front pasture we go. We grab my horse, grab hers and start to tack up. I realize my mare is acting a little strange, nothing too
alarming, just ya know-- being more jumpy than usual and not sitting still like she normally does. I mention it to my friend and we just kind of shrug it off and go along.
We decide to head up the drive to the back pasture and I mention it again to my friend that she just feels
different, something is off. It kind of alarms me and when we get to the top of the hill with the gate, I jump down to open it and hand the reigns off for my friend to hold them. When she hands them back to me and I begin to lead her through the gate-- I look at her and realize-- this isn't my horse!!
I was such a dummie and so busy chatting and catching up, I just grabbed the first black horse I saw... and she was a he
... next time I need to "check under the hood" I suppose.
Anyways-- we all had a good laugh and I about died from embarrassment. I took HIM on a short ride before returning him and saddling up my mare, who was acting like her usual self
Ah, rookie horse owners... right? I felt like I picked the wrong kid up from daycare!
So, share away!