I feel so sorry sometimes for the people in my life right now that are sending me horses. I am so picky! I’ve been asked what I am looking for, and really, it covers all bases.
I’ve now seriously contemplated two different unstarted 3 year olds. If you have seen instagram, you got a glimmer of the latest- a 3 year old Akhal Teke stallion. Very, very sweet horse that was obviously intelligent and athletic. This is a breed I had read about before, and is often featured in articles like this because of their oh-so-shiny coats. I have to admit, seeing that horse come out into the sunlight, it really was rather dazzling.
I also got to sit on a super fancy warmblood gelding over the weekend, a giant floaty creature with the most amazing suspension in his gaits. But it takes more than fancy gaits to be an eventer, and so I decided he was not quite the right fit for me.
I’ve got a couple more contacts/horses I’m expecting information on before I make another move. But tonight, I look forward to heading out to the barn and walking Riley about the property. It will be nice to start some semblance of a normal routine again! That is, if anything with horses can ever really be described as normal. Or routine, for that matter.