Monday, November 15, 2021

Now I know

I am fifty two years old and cannot remember a time when I did not want a horse of my own. I've often wondered when it would happen, what that horse would look like and how that first day would go.

Now I know.
This morning my family and my barn family gathered at the barn to wait with me.
The trailer arrived slightly behind schedule. Someone hadn't wanted to load.
Fortunately, unloading was not a problem.
Olive backed out, looked around, snorted and then dove into the nearest bale of hay.
I greeted her.
Then Michael handed me the lead rope, and she was mine.
The rest of the day was all about getting Olive acquainted to her new home.
She explored the indoor arena...
and got her first look at the golf course.
"What in the world?!"
There was a little bit of anxious behavior...
and her new neighbor is not a fan.
Still, I think it went really well.
My first horse. I can't believe it finally happened. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. 


  1. Awesome! Can't wait to see more of her! (and the inevitable model portrait I'm sure)

  2. So exciting!!! Its an incredible feeling to bring a horse home! Congratulations!!! :)

  3. Congratulations Olive! You're about to be soo spoiled

  4. congrats Jennifer!! I'm so thrilled for you <3 I wish you all the happy times in the world with her

  5. Congratulations to you and to Olive!

  6. This takes me back to my first horse, dare I say, over 40 years ago. It's like nothing else.

  7. *HAPPY TEARS* Oh, how I hope this is me… finally… one day. This horse girl is beyond happy for you!!!

  8. I am 57 and just bought my first horse, too. It is a feeling that non-horsey people can never understand... but we know.

    1. Congratulations! I hope you are having as much fun as I am.

  9. Congratulations! I'm very happy for you.