Aiken is my last big horse shopping trip for a little while, and with good reason- it is both mentally and physically exhausting to spend an entire weekend running around in search of the perfect horse, and photographing 5 other horses to boot.
I am somewhat recovered enough though to provide a little insight into the trip. Overall I sat on 5 of the possible 8 beasties I was there to see. Of the other three, two were sold or pending sale as I arrived, and the other was clearly not the right fit so I opted to focus more on the ones that were. This also gave me a bit more time to meet with Beka of The Owls Approve and enjoy a quick lunch at the Aiken Brewing Company!
The horses I sat on were all wildly different from one another- a wizened caretaker push-type ride, a fiery little thoroughbred, a green broke baby, and others.
In the end I was shocked to find not one but two horses that I would happily call mine.
No more details yet, as I’m still discussing with the A team, but no matter how it turns out in the end I still think Aiken would be considered a success!
Sounds like a productive trip!
Also, Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome is GORGEOUS 🙂
Isn’t he? There were actually quite a few tall dark and handsomes!
In fact the three pictures here are all different horses 🙂
Hahaha I was wondering if they were 3 different horses, or multiple pics of the same one! Either way, they’re all gorgeous!
ahhh exciting!!! can’t wait to hear more details 😛
me too!! how fun!
What a great trip! No idea how you fit all that in though, haha.
Caffeine. Lots and lots of caffeine.
Fingers and toes crossed for you!
Wow wouldn’t it be great if you found THE ONE with just one big trip!?
I would love that!
Big?! Bay?! No chrome?! Be still my heart, I am swooning. Can I get whichever ones you don’t pick???
Exciting! Can’t wait to hear more when you are ready!
Loving that second and third horse!!
So exciting!! Can’t wait to hear the details. ALSO–the top you’re wearing with Beka–can I ask where you got it? It has my barn’s name and is in our colors.
Sure! It’s a shirt I got from the Olympia Horse show in London! 🙂
Oh how funny!! Thank you 🙂
If you found one I am so excited for you also, really, really jealous and a bit sad.
Can’t wait to hear about it!