Re: The story how you got your horse
Well I wont go into detail on all the horses I have had coz I'll bore you to detah but Coco I decided to get after a 12 year break from horses to get uni out of the way and my career sorted so I could afford a horse again! I told my mum I was getting another horse and she was 'Oh god your not are you? All that work and mud and winter weather and the money?!?!' The next day she called me and said 'Do you think if I put a bit of money towards buying the horse I could have some input and maybe ride him out every so often!' She is as horse mad as me and although her practical side said no as soon as I planted the seed she had to be involved!
Anyway we started to look and the 1st horse I saw I loved, he was perfect for me and mum. I had other viewigns booked that weekend but none of them were a patch on him so I called and put in an offer. Unfortunately he failed the vetting so we had to pull out which broke mine and mum's hearts as we had decided he was going to be our boy and started imagining him coming home etc. We carried on looking and had so many disappointments with horses that weren't what they were advertised, horses in poor condition, the perfect horses that you called the instant the horse deals mag came out and were already sold, horses booked to view and then the phone call hto say they had sold them that morning and we were beginning to loose hope of ever finding our boy! We saw one who was not as advertised that morning and when we got home I looged onto the website and an ad had just been posted about Coco about 30 mins before! It got my attention immediately and I called mum in to see, she agreed and we called the number from my mobile. No answer sop left a message then tried them off my mum and dad's home phone and left a message and then off my dad's mobile and left another message - we wanted that horse! She called us back and asked when we wanted to come and see him, we said now! She said how about tomorrow morning and we made her promise not to show him to anyone else that afternoon! That night my mum text me and said he was the one she could just feel it and I felt the same. The next day we got there an hour early coz we were so excited. I tried him out in the school and loved him, he was a little greener than I'd planned but all the basics were there of a fantastic nioce natured giant! I then hacked him back to the yard alone to spend a bit of time alone with him, we went past flapping black plastic - fine, we had 2 huge lorries pass us - fine, we went past a drive way with log stumps at the end of the drive and he snorted and had to cross the road to pass the evil stumps which made me laugh and I was sold - he was the horse for me, lovely, solid, safe and just a bit daft! I arranged the vetting whichhe passed and we picked him up the next day! I can still remember taking him home, it was a gorgeous sunny spring day and I couldn't believe I had such a gorgeous horse of my own and I was taking him home to be my boy! Best day of my life without a doubt!!!