The Snowball Effect
Last fall I got re-infected with the horse bug. I did a lot of looking and soul searching, bought a horse and it was all downhill from there (see previous posts). One month ago I dragged my hubby on a 6 hour dive to Southern Utah and bought a Kentucky Mtn horse named Scout. Hes EXACTLY what I wanted and needed as an inexperienced rider.
My husband has never really been a horse person. We tried about 17 years ago and had a horrible and dangerous experience and vowed to never be that stupid again. We were taken advantage of by an unscrupulous snake oil salesman and made mistakes that caused injuries. Thankfully we all survived!
A couple days ago, a neighbor called and offered us one of his kid-friendly horses. Says hes going to list him for sale so he can replenish his pack horses with younger horses. We went out for a ride yesterday and decided this guy was amazing and should be ours! "Seven" is a 17y.o. 15.5hh quarter horse gelding. Hes been a sheep-herder's horse, packed elk, been on the trail and carried little kids. He was so great that I was a little jealous! Scout startled when a flock of sharp-tail grouse flushed out of the sagebrush, Seven didnt bat an eye. Scout startled when a herd of deer jumped up and ran ahead of us. Seven was SO calm!
I was almost giddy when we got back from our ride! I had figured that I would be riding by myself, which Im ok with. Hes got his Yamaha Rhino, Ive got my horse....life is ok. Well now, I dont have to ride alone! YAY ME!!! Now weve got to find a good fitting saddle. The saddles Ive borrowed are a little small for him. Hence, the snowball effect... Got the horse, borrowed some tack, bought some tack, borrowed a trailer, bought a trailer, borrowed a horse, bought the horse. Now to buy more tack! Weve jumped in with both feet!
I will upload some pics soon,
There's a right way, a wrong way, and Lynn's way!