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.

7 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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