Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I did a thing.

So.

The internet is a very dangerous place as we all know.

And uhm... I did a thing.
 

Her sale ad photo
"Annie" arrived home on January 11th after a 15h drive (1,373km or 853miles) which was split into an unintentional three day journey. What was supposed to be a two day trip turned into a three day-er, simply due to the poor weather that bombarded down the the night of January 9th (her initial arrival date). Wanting to be safe, we post-poned having her hauled and opted to wait out the snow, ice, and wind and hope for better conditions the following morning.

And good thing we did - accidents are so common on our highway and it is always best to be safe rather than sorry!

Now onto the fun stuff:

Annie is is an 2012 Appendix who was just recently started (30 days with trainer, 10-15 rides with owner's students) and sold as greenbroke walk-trot-canter and going over trot poles. Interesting to note - she is actually a rabicano, which is highlighted by the white tail floof.

And, uhm... I bought her sight unseen. #itseemstobeatrendwithme

How could you say no to that face tho.
And those markings!!

From what I have been told, she hasn't been exposed to a lot of "life experiences" as I like to call them. She came from a very busy city where things like trail riding/ hacking and trailering out are a luxury item. But, the seller had said she is quite a steady-eddie despite her age and would even make a wonderful children's mount in the future with more miles. So, I imagine it will be a bit of a culture shock, but I think she will learn quickly about all of the weird, random shit we do up North.

She hauled exceptionally well for the haulers, and I had received quite a few compliments from them regarding her behavior on and off the trailer. I was told I "got a good one", which made me pretty pleased. 

The Boyfriend and I headed out on this afternoon to meet the hauler and pick her up from the next town (45min drive).


More posts to come ;)

I am beyond excited to start our journey and to share it with all of you. This is just the beginning of a very exciting chapter.


49 comments:

  1. Ermagherd !!!! She is adorable!! Congratulations I can't wait to get to know her better!!

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  2. Well holy crap! She is beyond adorable. I can't wait for all of your future adventures!

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  3. Congratulations!! She is adorbs! This is exciting! I can't wait to hear more!!

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  4. Oh my she's just lovely! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to hear more. I love her face- she looks intelligent and kind.

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    1. She is VERY smart and kind. Will post more soon!!

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  5. Congratulations, she's lovely!!!

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  6. She's adorable! Congrats on the new addition!

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  7. Congrats, she's cute!

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  8. Congratulations she is beautiful! Can't wait to hear all about her and watch her and you forge a wonderful relationship. Good luck.

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  9. Wow! What a cutie. I can't wait to hear more.

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  10. Wow, she is beautiful! Congrats!

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  11. Ah, congrats!! I'm so happy for you :D

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  12. Yay!! So excited for you!! She is such a cutie.

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  13. Oh my gosh, so cute! Beyond excited for you :)

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  14. OMG so cute!!!!!!! Congrats!

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  15. Oh, she's so cute, and looks like she'll be a lot of fun!

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  16. OH MY GOODNESS. LOOK AT THAT CUTE FACE. Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear more about her!! I expect lots of pics ;)
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  17. So many congrats! She's so cute. I want to squish her face.

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  18. Wow! Congratulations! She's really pretty and I can't wait to see what shenanigans you get up to with her!

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