My introduction (how it should have been)
Two recent threads about getting one's first horse inspired me to write a belated introduction. Here is what I should have written when I first started posting here.
"Hi, I'm a woman in my forties who always loved horses. I rode for a summer when I was a kid, including bareback, so I know all about horses! I have always felt like I have a special bond with them! I have been doing trail rides on weekends for two months now, and the lady I ride with offered to sell me her pony! She also said other people are interested, so I should make up my mind soon. He's just a little green (fewer than 30 rides), can be stubborn, and acts up a little (rearing, bucking, rooting) when he's not happy. But he's really friendly and cute, and he smells so good! I'm sure if I don't buy him, then someone else will, and I will lose out. I have fallen in love with him and must make him mine! Please advise!"
I'm writing this to poke fun at myself and not anyone else, but if anyone else would like to write a similar belated introduction I'd love to hear it. I'm really amazed, in retrospect, that Pony and I survived our first year together. I was so clueless...
"Saddle fit -- it's a no brainer!"" - random person