Had my first "official" horse shopping experience yesterday. Quite simply, it stunk. It wasn't what I expected, I never even got to try any of the horses. The young horse, according to the owner, is being vetted out by one of her students so she wasn't really able to offer him for sale until that deal didn't work out and the more schooled horse was quoted in a price range that is above what I am comfortable in paying. Aside from that, neither of the horses showed any connection with me even in getting to pet them and interact with them. So it was a wasted day.
Call me a pessimist. I know what's ahead for me. Nice horses I can't afford and horses with "issues" that I can. Go ahead, call me spoiled, too. I am. After Monty, I know what I want and what I don't want.
I guess you could say I'm in a very dark place right now. Watching everyone else out riding and enjoying their horses in this little break from the bitter cold is ripping my heart to shreds. I've found it hard to even browse through most of the blogs I always enjoyed reading because I can't handle the happiness between the writer and their horse. People here are complaining about the ice and having to take care of their horses in the cold. Right now, I'd give anything to slip on the ice with a bucket of water and to have to warm my hands under a furry horses' blanket.
No - it ƒ@¢#ing sucks.
It's been too cold and my usual routine has been disrupted by all the business travel I've had to do lately so my boyz haven't been taking their horseback riding lessons. I'm hoping this week puts us back on schedule. I'm also hoping watching them ride puts me in a better mood.