I want to thank everyone here on COTH who responded to my posts and/or PM’d me for all their guidance, help and support while I was looking for my OTTB, especially when I was getting so frustrated in my search. Huge thanks goes to Pat at Three Plain Bays for sending such a nice girl to me. Everything that has been said about Pat and her honesty and integrity is dead-on. She’s a straight shooter who tells it like it is. My girl came to me virtually sight unseen. I decided to get my girl based on a couple still photographs and Pat’s word and reputation. I don’t know what Pat’s secret is but she sure knows how to pick good ones!
In the past, I have had better luck with geldings but I have a hunch this girl is going to make me a mare-loving convert Even with being in season right now, having traveled over 600 miles to a new barn this past weekend and being only 4 years old, she’s a sensible love-bug and simply has a nice mind and willing disposition…no stereotypical crazy red-headed TB mare here
I’m looking forward to a fun journey with my new girl, Solo. Of course, now that my neighbor has made me aware of Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” song, the lyrics are now constantly running through my head now that I’ve decided to name my girl Solo LOL ...Red Solo cup, I fill you up! Let’s have a party!... Hmmm…. “Let’s Have a Party” has a nice ring to it.
Glad you found a horse and a shipper! Seems like the shipper was just as hard to find. Good luck with your girl. If you ever want to trailer out to ride anywhere let me know! If I remember right you are just around the corner. I am always looking for a riding buddy to go XC schooling or just to go trail riding.
Derby Lyn--I would LOVE to go out for a hack. I think Solo would love it. It's probably going to be a while before we are ready to x-country school though My dressage saddle is the only one that fits her right now so I need to start searching for another saddle.
Last edited by Endevor; Jun. 28, 2012 at 08:33 AM.