Wednesday, July 2, 2014

VCMBH: Interested Parties

L. over at Viva Carlos has another blog hop!  She said:  "So way back in week seven of this tortuously long blog hop I have going we talked about the Pros of our current horse. Some of us experienced these pros after buying our horse. Now I am curious, what made you interested in your current horse that lead you to buying them in the first place?"

I'm going to do this as a series of bullet points:

  • I didn't want him. I wanted the horse I had been watching online for months. The big bay four year old Sport horse out of Padron's Psyche, not this scrawny, starved, filthy seven year old grey thing.
  • J told me we had to take him.
  • J told me he wasn't damaged mentally.
  • J saw him whole.
  • He had decent feet with no quarter cracks or ringbone.
  • He was 15.1 hands high, although everyone who saw him talked of him as a little thing.
  • Even mostly starved to death, he trotted across the corral with his tail up when he thought there was the possibility of food.
  • I knew that if I didn't take him, he would die.
  • I knew that if I didn't intervene and get him food before we picked him up, he would likely starve to death before I could move him.
  • I knew that I couldn't ship him, so had to reach out to a friend and ask for help moving him.
  • Even in the condition I found him in, he was friendly, curious, inquisitive, and playful.
  • I think he recognized that we were going to save him when we returned the next day.
  • Very good ground manners
Last night, as I groomed him and ran my hands over him, when he rested his head against my chest and we just stood for a moment in peace and love, there is no doubt he was supposed to be mine. I know that this journey would not have been what it has been if he had come to me healthy and hale. I do not think our connection would have been as deep or as filled with love if he had not needed me as much as I had needed him.

So, although our story is mostly a love story, it is also the story of rescue and redemption. It is the story of two creatures brought together by fate, who through patience, hard work, learning and spending lots of time together, have created something greater than the sum of their parts. He is the horse of my heart, the brother of my soul, and the other half of my being.





  1. Definitely brought tears to my eyes.

  2. I'm glad you found him and rescued him. The right horse really does come into our lives at the right time. :D

  3. Awww I'm so glad you two found each other!

  4. Brought tears to my eyes! <3 you two. You were meant to be together.

  5. That is a beautiful story. I have so much respect for you.