Friday, July 24, 2009

I Think I'm In Love <3

I've never really grown out of the obsession with horses that started when I was ... I dunno, three? I can't drive by a pasture of horses without gawking and I browse horses for sale ads just to look at the pretty ones I'll never EVER be able to afford. I rode hunter/jumpers as a teenager but had to quit when I became a single mom just because it was unaffordable to ride even once a week.

Well, it's a buyers market right now for horses and our financial situation has changed such that I can think about actually -- after 30+ years -- owning a horse.

This is Abbey. We went to visit her last night and I think we'd be an awesome match. Best of all, I can afford her. She's an eight-year-old BLM Mustang mare. She was caught wild in California as a two-year-old and has made her way here to Tennessee. She's been ridden English and on trails and those are the two things I'm most interested in. Mustangs like to bond with one person and that's really what I'm looking for... an equine BFF :) We seemed to hit it off really well for a first encounter and what training issues she has (it seems like she wasn't started under saddle very gently) I think I can handle. And my saddle fits :)

Now to find a good place for her to live and seal the deal. Stay tuned!


Stacey Kimmel-Smith said...

She's so pretty! I love her color -- make sure a vet looks her over before you buy, if you don't know the owner (or even if you do for that matter).

My fingers are soooo crossed for you!

Split Rock Ranch said...

How exciting. She is beautiful. I hope it all works out and you two can start your equine journey together!

Youvegotmaille said...

Yay my favorite horsey blog friends came to visit :) Thanks for the good wishes and advice!

I called the owner yesterday and agreed to buy her. Then I hung up the phone and went "Oh my god I just bought a horse..."

Most of our misadventures will probably land at my blog so look for me over there.

One Red Horse said...

Did you get Abby? DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!! Oh, you did!!!! I'm reading your comment responses! Good for you. I right with you, had horses as a kid, was a single mom, and am so blessed to finally return to horses in my 50's. Gotta visit your other blog and see what happened.

allhorsestuff said...

Well Hullo there!
You signed up to "Lead/Follow/Share" ay my place...thanks!

Oh...Your Abby looks a sweetie. I LOVE Mustangs and went riding with one of my Fav's today..Cazi.I truley hope you may have your heart's desire and get a horse to partner with again..and if it her ...nice!

Be back to read more from you soon,
KacyK w/ Wa mare~

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

How exciting! She's gorgoues!

Hungarican Chick said...

How interesting that we are both going back into horses after a signficant pause. :)