Sadly, I lost my heart horse to colic just days after getting laid off in November. I loved him and miss him terribly.
My friends have been generous in sharing their horses with me, but riding other people's horse's just isn't the same as having one of your own to bond with.
This morning I woke up to a text from my best friend to call her.
So I did... My friend's significant other was my gelding's farrier. He asked how I was doing since losing my guy... and my friend told him....
Well, he has a 17hh+ 5yo gelding who is greenbroke but he doesn't have time to finish with all the shoeing clients he has... and they have people wanting to bring horses in for training. So... I got an early christmas surprise..... I am soon to be the proud owner of a 17hh flaxen son of Catalyst (ASB). He won't replace Andy. Nobody ever will... but I'm just totally awestruck by the generosity of my friends.
Yeah... My friend gets bonus points for being the first person to EVER get me to cry out of happiness... I've been at it all day. LOL
I'm trying to line up a barn for him now. I can't wait to meet him. Left a message at the one barn. Trying to refrain from calling them nonstop right now.... LOL If I can find someplace for him to go, I can have him as soon as tomorrow...
I am excited to have him and if he's like they say he is... I am going to have a GOOD horse on my hands. I'm hoping that he'll be a horse I can finish up and then let my mom ride and show a little , use in a few years to start teaching my niece to ride, etc...
A boarding barn has been found for my new boy. So... today at 4:45... I meet my new guy. Needless to say, I did NOT sleep a WINK last night. I can't believe they are giving this horse to me.
Now I have to go about outfitting him. I was considering taking in a long yearling filly but that kind of fell through... I was worried that the exhaustive wardrobe I've collected with my first two horses was going to be too big. Apparently NOT a problem. Quite the opposite. My Lilly and my Andy wore 78's. This guy? 82 to 84. LOL And I definitely have to sell my trailer now as there's no way he'll fit it.
He's going by "Chester" right now which I don't love... Haven't settled on a barn name yet... Kind of thinking "Stewie" but... I'm going to let him tell me.
His show name is going to be "Last Cookie", I think... after this meme: http://iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=50534