Had to jump on here and share some pics and my excitement with yall!
Look who came home with us this afternoon!
Myguy told me he heard about some horses for sale yesterday and this morning he came out to the garden and asked me if I wanted to go look at them. (Did I want to go look at them* -- he didn't have to twist my arm that's for sure! ) Anyways, before I knew it he had the stock trailer hitched up and pulled up to the house and off we went.
These people had 4 horses and were selling out by the looks of things.
They had a paint gelding who was broke to death but ... he was a rescue horse and they said was near death when they got him. He was so poor still*... -- really broke my heart. They also had a stud, and these other two. The paint I'm holding in the picture was the man's personal horse. She's been to playdays and roped off of and although gentle he said she's for experienced riders. (yikes... it's been awhile since I've even been on a horse ya know?) I rode her bareback first and will admit was pretty nervous. She felt like a rocket between my legs. He offered to get a saddle and I felt alot better about that. ... Ya know... you kinda hate to fall off with an audience and all.
Saddled up she did so much better. --- I know I just felt much more confident too. You know- call me chicken but ... it's just intimidating to get on a strange horse who needs an experienced rider... and then ride her all around with a rottweiler chasing after you on a big chain, and a stud horse running the fence and whinnying his head off at ya. Anyways...it was love at first sight. I looked into those beautiful blue eyes and just melted a little. Course she smelled absolutely terrific to boot. That sweaty- horsey fragrance wafted the hot summer air. I couldn't get enough in my nose!!!
Myguy climbed on and rode her as well. (He liked her too!!)
We've been looking for a "good" 14 hand horse for a long time. And today we found her!
I stood with the people's little girl who they'd thrown up on the gelding while Myguy helped the other man load this mare. After he got her tied in, the man said, "If you want that grey... I'd take 50bucks for her." Before I even looked up, I heard Myguy say, "Okay, I'll take her for that." ?????????!!!!!!!!! Myguy!!! Get outta Dodge!
I was stunned! Did the heat get to him? I had to wonder????
I stayed back hanging onto their little girl up on the gelding while they tried to load the grey. It was a much harder time of it. They finally had to load the stud to get the grey to walk in the trailer. That's when I heard the little girl I was holding say, "Those horses there are CRAZY!" haha Then she said, "Snow White is mean!" -- I couldn't help but laugh. The children will tell it like it is won't they? Oh dear.*
The paint is borrowing Violet our donkey's halter. --Talk about getting the cart before the horse...I don't even have a saddle anymore! haha But that's okay... I'm happy just to look at them for now. And smell em! They smell so dadgum good! (Hey wait;... actually I guess it's okay to get the horse and then the cart, saddle or whatever.) Think I'm so excited I'm slightly giddy.
A little while ago I walked out there and the grey let me walk right up to her and pet her. The paint walked away and wouldn't let me get too close. They loved their grain though so I figure it won't take long feeding them in the corral and they'll get used to things.
Our donkeys are rather miffed. They're not impressed at all.
Spirit tried to make friends. He was totally shunned.
Violet wanted nothing to do with them.
We still have had no rain at our house. It's so hot and dry but they're saying we have a chance for rain over the weekend and cooler temperatures are coming. Boy do we ever look forward to that Dawg days are already upon us.
Well, I'm gonna head back out there and watch them awhile!
They don't have names yet.
Any ideas? Think old fashioned girl names.
Have a great weekend yall,
and happy trails!!