Saturday, November 6, 2021

Time for a change

If you had asked me a year ago if I wanted a horse of my own, I'd have told you no I did not. What's more I would have meant it.

At the time, I was riding three good horses, with three equally good owners.
Each horse brought something special to the table. I loved the variety, and I did not feel a need for change.
In January, Flynn moved to another barn. It was a friendly parting, and his owner invited me to come with them. I considered it for about a minute, and then remembered that riding at two stables has never really worked for me. I missed Flynn, but it was fine. Honestly, three horses are a lot to juggle.
Three months later, Lucy died. She wasn't always the easiest ride, but I was deeply attached to her. I was there when she took her last breath, and for the first time in a really long time, I found myself thinking that I just needed to get my own horse.
I put out some feelers and test rode a horse or two.
I was serious, but also not in a hurry. After all, I still had Stealth.
Suddenly, my low key horse hunt became a lot less low key. I circled back to Olive, who I'd met in June. One thing led to another, and Olive will be moving to Aurora a week from Monday. 
She's very green and has never been ridden down a trail. It's a bit of a gamble, but I feel good about this.
Do I want a horse of my own? The November 2021 answer is absolutely, positively yes.


  1. I'm so excited and happy for you!! 😊

  2. Every grown up little horse girl is still going to have a voice in the back of there mind that is begging for a pony, I to think that things will go well for you.

  3. I am so pleased for you, I think you guys look awesome together. I hope everything goes like a dream.

  4. This is beautiful, Jennifer. I’m so happy for you both!

  5. How wonderful for you both! I'm looking forward to hearing more about Olive now. (Will you keep her name or change it?)

    1. When a friend gives you their pony, you keep the name. She is Olive.