Isn't it interesting to think about how you and your horse met?
It can be such a chance, gamble and yet most of us throw our entire hearts into the joining and run with that risk.
Well, I for sure, am so glad that I did.
I feel like Laz chose me and I, in return, heard his asking. I don't know why, how, etc...it just happened that way.
Below, is summer/fall of 08 when I decided that I had been gone from the horse world long enough and needed to get back in somehow. I looked at Craig's list for some horse lease options and found a girl that was my age which a slew of horses. She and I are still friends though we don't hardly see each other. We both left the farm below. Me to take Laz home (to my current barn) and her to open a horse rescue.
This was one of her future rescues. A girl brought this adorable wicked untrained pony to trade for a saddle. Yikes. A saddle for a live animal?! I don't get it.
We loved her. See the arena fence behind me...the one top rail fence...yea, wicked, fun JoonBug here tried to run me off by ducking under it at full pony gallop and almost decapitating me.
Ooops. Such fun. LOVE a pony. Always have. Always will.
(Sorry no helmet here...I dont ride now without one)
Below is my friend who I speak about who runs a great horse rescue now.
She is on Titan, the TB I was super super super close to buying.
17 hh+ giant, 4 yrs old, all mighty TB, never raced and super duper GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!
This is my 'dream' colored horse. Die for a dapple. DIE!
But it was so strange.
I had zero connection with him. He was sweet, but not much personality. Almost a little "DUHHHHHH" but would be an awesome horse no doubt.
So, I ended up saying "I'm just not that into you" Another girl starting riding him and she loved him. I have no idea what happened to Titan...I hope he found a good home and a loving rider.
I still think of him and had I had tons of money, I would have taken him too because he would have been a great horse....just not full of personality like sweet Laz. More introverted perhaps.
Sometimes when you are THAT pretty, you don't have to be that intriguing ;)
And I found my dream boat...or as I said, he found me. When the truck full of OTTB's was dropped off at this farm, us girls all walked in the field to start playing with the new TB's. A couple days into it, a sweet little Bay kept coming up to me with the sweetest Arab eyes...so I just said "OK. I'll ride you today."
And never stopped...
The minute I paid for him, my current BO and I, loaded him up one evening and took him to her farm where we still are. I just knew, although a fun place to ride at, I couldn't keep him at that facility. No way. Way too many reasons to list.
(Again..I wear helmets now...don't know why that summer I was being stupid)
Back to now.
On Saturday, Laz looked/seemed like 100% so I decided to ride him.
It was cold but not too windy so bearable.
We had a nice ride and he even gave me some attitude when the BO was feeding everyone their afternoon hay, he was like "I'm done with homework, I want a snack!!!" but we got thru it. ;)
All other pellets or hay cubes were Alfalfa crazy and he can't have it.
He slopped it up but made a mess. I need to feed this outside to him.