Well, after a few weeks of soul searching and internet searching for the "perfect" horse I have finally found one. (Okay, actually I came to the realization that there really isn't a "perfect" horse and sometimes you have to decide what you can and what you can not live with. My compromise was height as in my horse is a little taller than I'd ideally wanted. Actually his height is just fine it's me who is just too short!) He is now bought and paid for. That's right I'd like to introduce you to my Loki!:
|Isn't he nice and shiny?!|
I realized that even though my trainer has about 5 or 6 horses available to ride over and over again I kept picking Frankie/Loki. For a while I told myself it couldn't work b/c of his size and the possible problems with his ankles but that didn't keep me from really falling in love with him. I absolutely love his sweet personality and working with him on the ground. He loves attention but he isn't pushy about it. We certainly have some work cut out for us u/s but with the help of my trainer I know we will get through it. He isn't flashy but when he moves he's going to be the kind of horse you stop and watch. (Of course I'm not biased at all!)
His registered name is Too Many Whyz which I find very appropriate b/c I certainly had a whole lotta whyz I should and whyz I shouldn't buy this horse.
So my goals for this summer now are:
- To develop a positive relationship with my horse on the ground and u/s.
- To get Loki confident in new environments and help him realize that going somewhere new does not mean RACE TIME.
- Try not to go broke buying all the new things we need/want :D
- To do at least one starter horse trial by the end of the summer.
I'm hoping I'll get some better photos here soon. My husband and son made it home from Japan this past week. (More fireworks, balloons and band music!) So hopefully husband will come out and play camera man for me one of these days. (It's pretty hard to photograph a horse without a helper!)