What is it about a horse that makes them the one for you? Do they just fall into your lap? Do you just know when you see them for the first time? Or does it take spending time with them or in the saddle to know if it’s the right decision?
Like I’ve said before, I think horse shopping is a lot like dating. Sometimes you know when it’s a clear ‘no’ (cue Meghan Trainor), and sometimes it’s a ‘yes’ (but don’t we all make mistakes sometimes?), and sometimes, of course, it’s a ‘maybe’. Just like I would probably swoon if Adam Levine came up and swept me off my feet, but that doesn’t mean he’s the right match for me in the long run. So what is it that makes it clear to us when we really have met our four-legged other half?
I don’t have a good answer, but I’m hoping I’ve found it. I’ve got a pre-purchase exam scheduled for next week, and I’m daydreaming that this is the answer I’ve been looking for. Keep your fingers crossed.