To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hopeful

Sunset on my way home today

Today I met Larry, the horse pictured in my previous post. He doesn't look like that now; he's underweight, under-muscled, wet and muddy. Worse, his manners were seriously lacking. But as you might guess from my title, I see possibilities. Manners can be taught, weight can be gained, muscling can be developed. The gaits are there; he moves off the leg nicely. We need to fine-tune the lease agreement and I'm not going to do anything until after my sister has her baby and I make the trip so be with them for as long as I can manage. Then, we'll see!

4 comments:

A :-) said...

If this horse is meant to be for you, it will all fall into place. And if it doesn't - well, that usually means that something better is on the way :-)

Cheyenne said...

Like we say over the Pond! "Whats for you, will not go past you!"

Theresa said...

Underweight?...he looked like he was a little light in the grocery department in the good photo.
Very wise words from the UK, I would also add, make that lease easily breakable. It's funny but once you have something under contract another more perfect something often comes along...;)

Mary Ann said...

Will you give us an update on Russell at his new home one day, Michelle?