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 15, 2012

Looking

This morning I looked at a couple mares, a Paint and a Quarter Horse. Watched them move a bit; didn't bother to ride them. I knew they were not likely to be what I'm looking for going in, but hey, it never hurts to look!

This afternoon I drove in the other direction to look at a green, mostly Thoroughbred gelding. Given the weather the owner didn't want to haul him anywhere and only had a grassy/wet round pen in which he could walk and trot. He has a sweet personality, but several things about him give me pause.

My husband has warned me not to get something "just because it's a horse." Ha. Not likely. Horses are a considerable investment of money (even "free" ones), time and emotions; I want a partner I can enjoy and grow with for years. I may have to wait awhile, as hard as that is.

3 comments:

Laura said...

I feel your pain...

Cheyenne said...

We have an old saying here in South West Scotland? "Whats for you, will not go by you!"

Michelle said...

I know you do, Laura. :-)

Cheyenne, I love that! Thanks for reminding me....