I’m just a big kid at heart. Three years ago I decided I wanted to get back into horses. It had been 15 years since I’d had a big furry friend. My husband was curious, having never had a horse himself, and he was on board to help me relive my childhood.
So we set about looking for a horse and he found one. He got a Belgian draft-paint cross, about 20 years old. A perfect starter horse! I watched him fall in love with his big buddy, and it was inspiring.
OK, my turn! I have had an Arabian mare in the past, and a Morgan-Quarter Horse mare, so I decided to go with a Quarter Horse gelding this time. A Palomino horse, just like I wrote about in my children’s book (not to mention it was what I’d always wanted as a kid)!
Lesson one in horse shopping: Do not get a horse based on good looks alone (does that apply to spouses, too?). Chippy turned out to be a bucker. Cute as pie but not real useful. So, I took some nice photos of the nice horsey and sold him to a nice family.
I will reveal my next horse in Part 2.