Today is the day!
It's been two months since I finally finding a wonderful trainer for dressage lessons at spacious, clean barn with sweet, beautiful horses. I've been taking 3-4 lessons a week and, while I'm still definitely a beginner, my trainer agrees it might be time for me to look for my own horse to learn on (under a training program for the horse herself, of course). And today is the day I'm going to look at one to buy!
Somehow we both came across the same ad, and horse fits all of my "dream" requirements: she's early/mid teens and has lots of experience, her previous owner was a girl around my age (I'm 18, her owner is a college freshman), she knows 2nd and third level movements, she has a calm temperament and is very sweet, she's sound, she has GORGEOUS movement, and she's the exact build I want: slim, beautiful long long legs, a very fine pretty head (she's half Arabian), lovely dark bay color. She is honestly my dream!
The good news is the the horse's trainer talked to both my mom and my trainer and she liked them both -- in fact, many other people called just after the ad was listed as well, but she's giving us first dibs. She knows of my trainer's reputation (my trainer is phenomenal and her stable and horses are extremely well cared for) and she'd be completely happy to have the horse here for that reason alone IF I'm a good match. My trainer said there's a lot about the horse she really liked, but she's worried that, due to the horse's breeding (half Arabian and half Trakehner), she'll be too sensitive and "too much horse" for me.
That's what worries me -- I want to be this horse's match SO BADLY!!! I'm nervous I'll look like a complete fool and mess up things or scare the horse ... my mom tries to remind that I'm very gentle and animals tend to like me (dogs and cats and such) ... but I'm so nervous! Extremely excited, but nervous.
Anyways, thanks for reading this!