Over the last couple of weeks I have been allowing myself to casual peruse Dreamhorse, just for fun, just to see what's out there.
Casual perusal slowly became religious checking and updating, which has quickly led to a more in depth search that involves me checking out favorite breeders and trainers both locally and smeared across the nation. Which has in turn led to numerous conversations with self, always along these lines:
"but don't you have a Pia?"Apparently I have ALSO decided that I have won the lottery, as the price tags seem to be skyrocketing - even though I keep assuring myself that this is a "buyers market" and I should be able to find a steal of a deal...
Yes... Yes I do.
"and don't you have a wedding coming up that you should be focusing on (/ allowing to suck up all your extra $$$)???"
Why yes... yes I do.
"and haven't you thoroughly discussed how much money a second horse will cost, especially while paying for P's summer camp?"
Yes, yes I have.
"and yet, you still allow yourself to semi-seriously search for another horsey to have and to hold"
Apparently, yes... yes I am.
Anyway. Part of me is hoping that I come to my senses and stop this train before it gets to far along... buuuuuut part of me hopes I act like an idiot and add to the collection.
I mean WHY NOT.
I still have a few months before P comes home (I think) and even though I can't fathom where the time would come from... I'm sure I could manage two beasts... right?
So this is the girl I'm currently on the top of my list.. She's a little tight in her back (I think), but she recently had babies and so this is still "getting back into shape" footage... hard to tell, but I really enjoy her lines.
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I know of a lovely 16ish hand coming 5yo TB mare for $2300. She's a great eventing prospect, very lightly, correctly started going w/t/c undersaddle with a nice natural frame. Never raced, totally sound with awesome bare feet oh, and generally unspoiled with great ground manners!ReplyDelete
She was mine but I didn't have the facilities to work with her under saddle nor a trailer big enough to haul her in, so I traded her for a high-quality dressage pony. The person I traded with said that she got the better end of the deal. I don't agree or disagree with that, because I am totally happy with the pony. She traded for Andy as a winter project to re-sell.
Of course you have Pia, but even if she does come back a lot better, is she going to be able to do what you want to do with her because of her wobblers?
My god that mare has a nice trot. Not too lofty (sorry, I'm no dressage lover) but beautifully cadenced. Even if this her coming back into work she looks gorgeous. But oh would Miss P be mad if another mare came into the picture! The other thing that might be neat to consider would be breeding this mare down the road for something to play with in the future!ReplyDelete
She is lovely--she may even come with less baggage than P. So tempting...ReplyDelete
Having recently thinned my herd from 2 back to 1, I will tell you that the vague notion that you "will find the time for two, right?" is a lie we tell ourselves. I was totally guilty of it when I acquired my second horse as well. That said... although I can't see the youtube video for some reason (maybe because I'm on google chrome?), I'm sure this mare is lovely and it certainly doesn't hurt to dream and it is a buyer's market! But... if I were a less impulsive, less horse-crazed, more reasonable girl, I'd tell you to at least wait until P comes home and then decide if you need another.ReplyDelete
Oooh my favorite color! She's cute. :DReplyDelete