In fact, most people seem to agree that horse shopping is hard. Frankly, on the list of things that I "think I love, but am totally sick of after 3 months" Shopping for a horse just barely nudges out shopping for a saddle to grab the top spot.
Both things I love. Both things I drool over incessantly and am quite proficient at daydreaming about.
But both things are completely and utterly frustrating to look for after all of the "easy" options don't work out.
In fairness, this round of horsey shopping hasn't been horrible (yet).
I'm only $300 in to my vet, and no hearts have been broken. But as I mentioned a while back, I have been struggling with how my to blog about the process, and I still don't know what the correct answer is - but I have definitely identified a wrong one.
In trying to keep the blog as a (small) outlet for excitement and progress, I have bamboozled myself. Because, well- you guys are smart and you guys have opinions and my self-imposed limitations on how much info to share makes it totally impossible to respond to them.
For a while I toyed with the idea of giving discretion and etiquette a big middle finger and just blogging everything, but then the wine worked its way out of my system and I came back to my senses.
So, I will probably be going a tad radio silent until we have an end result.
And not because my feelings are hurt that not everyone loves MY BRAD (I totally admit he has flaws). But more because I'm so frustrated that I can't provide more info and go into more of a dialogue. I can't show you the other videos, or commentary, or give you more of a history because I don't think it's 100% appropriate at this juncture. Particularly now that there is a Capital B. Capital N. Capital T. BNT involved. (much to my chagrin).
Anyway, so consider this my preemptive apology for (continued) boringess on the blog. it's my sincere hope that this trip to in three weeks (omg it's never going to get heeeeeerrrrre) will provide some decent content - whether its from a fabulous Brad to bring home, or some massive fails.
Onward we go!