I went to see another horse this past Thursday. My husband really wanted to see this one. So, while the kids were in school, with grandma and grandpa on call we just decided to both take the day off and go see him. It was probably the most spontaneous thing we have done together in a long time (ie. since having kids).
This is a horse that On The Bit from the blog A Horse and a Half recommended to me. If he turns out to be my Good Horse, I owe her! He's a big... okay BIG horse, I would guess 17.1 hands. I liked him from the minute I saw him. There was no place for me to ride him but his owner offered him to me on trial and I'm arranging to bring him in. She was a great part of the visit. We have lots of similarities in our horse histories and both my husband and I had a nice time chatting with her.
I called my friend who generously let me try Diego and explained everything. She's picking him up later today. She is great and she understands. I feel bad that it didn't work out. He is a nice horse but just I know he's not the one.