|What a lovely mare.|
*Note: If you are only reading for the exciting news, see the bottom paragraphs :)
I haven't been riding the mares much due to the fact it gets darker so much earlier now (and it's only September!) and coupled with the fact that the home renos are still undergoing and are taking up a lot of our extra time.
Today was supposed to be "Operation: Ride Mares" but it appears as though our Autumn monsoon season is upon us and it has been on and off pouring rain all day long with no promises to stop until Sunday. Really keeping my fingers crossed it levels off by the time work ends and I can get a ride in on Tally at the very least.
This weekend I've decided to host a fun little jumping event and a few people from the next town over (who I showed with at the last show I attended) are going to be coming, as well as M who was giving me lessons on Tally. It'll be fun, Tally's owner is going to be coming with some of her other horses as well. And, I figure it's an awesome way to have extra help with moving jumps around instead of doing it by yourself!
Now, for the exciting news....
Meet, Spud, the newest member of the family. He is such a cute, calm and mellow looking little dude! Now, here is the slight catch in all of this, but first let's go through all the fun stuff.
He is only five years old, has been saddled and slightly backed (needs more miles) and he has been ground-driven to death mostly because the woman who owned him doesn't have a cart to fit him. And get this, his name is Spud because he is small... like the potato. I laughed so hard when I heard that. Everything I've seen of him screams "mellow" and "quiet" and he just seems like such a cool cucumber.
Now, the catch? I haven't actually met him .... but he is mine on paper as of today.
|He was being stood up weird, and he's a bit fat, but he's soooo cute.|
So when is he coming home you ask? He is being dropped off at the driving trainers barn this afternoon and will have a months training done and then he will be coming home, provided he is doing well in his training. The SO and I are heading down to that area (kind of) in a week and a half and will drive an extra 5hrs to finally meet Spud and the trainer and see what kind of progress he's made.
I get the amount of flack I can get for this. I didn't do a PPE on him. I didn't go meet him. But sometimes, you just have to trust your instincts... I certainly am not going to hide anything from my readers or pretend I went down a certain avenue when I didn't. I am an open book and honest. And if this entire thing blows up in my face, you all can say "I told you so"!
However, for now I am so excited to buy a mini halter. Let the girlish squealing ensue!