I went to see a horse today being re homed with the help of a charity. I took my instructor with me and we both rode him. He is utterly divine. His owner is totally genuine and rehoming him for personal reasons I won't go into on here, as it wouldn't be fair on the owner.
Horse is beautiful a few small issues that I dont think will be a problem. He is having a couple more people try him before he decides who he will go to. I so want him am totally smitten. He will be perfect for me as loan horse is going back soon which would render me horseless. Please cross everything for me.
Thanks am not feeling terribly optimistic today. My riding wasn't my best, I felt a bit kind of clunky and not together, I was quite nervous about being watched so I think it's doubtful that I will get him. I would love him to be mine though but am sure the other people trying him will be much better riders than me.
But riding is only a small part of owning a horse.I'd sooner a pony of mine went to someone who genuinely seemed to love them and had the right attitude than a super duper rider.
If it makes you feel better,we took on a lovely loan pony about 2 weeks ago.Until recently we kept our ponies at a private yard that we rented,lovely stables,spotlessly clean,good school ect.For various reasons,we have had to move them to my dad's farm,which is very much a working farm,dogs,cats,livestock,scrap metal,woodpile,tractors ect.We have no stables or school,just a paddock.I was dreading her site visit as I thought that it wouldn't be good enough and we'd be turned down due to lack of facilities ect.But she said it was exactly what she wanted for her pony,a farm home where he can be a proper pony and get used to all sorts of livestock and machinery.People will overlook a lot if they think you are the right person.
Yes that's true and quite reassuring. The owner was lovely and we seemed to get on really well he invites us in after trying him for a cuppa and to show us photos of the horse and passport etc which is fairly promising if he didnt like me I'm sure he wouldn't have bothered?
Oh good luck! I have just taken on a new boy in very similar circumstances who I think is going to be a real find . I hope you're as lucky as I think I've been . Riding isn't everything , and that's the easiest thing to improve anyway . And who's to say the other two wont be as nervous ?