This blog hop came along with pretty great timing, because facebook reminded me this morning that it's been 4 years since we brought Bridget home!
The horse I bought was not the horse I wanted to buy.
My wish list:
- 15 -16-ish hand been there done that, capable of jumping 2'6ish course and packing me around safely. Solid on trails. Solid basic flatwork. Nice enough for regional showing jumping/eventing, but doesn't have to win. Safe enough for G to handle on his own if needed. Could be older, provided no major vet issues.
What I bought:
Turns out, what I really just wanted was SAFE. I was visiting Ginger's breeder to look at another horse, and ended up hopping on too young/too small/not trained Bridget, and liking her, even though the steering was non existent, she didn't wear a bridle, and trot was her fastest gear. When I found out she'd only had a few rides before I trail rode her all over the country side I was even more impressed with what a great mind she has.
|Sept 2014. She was not a fan of contact or forward. Still isn't TBH, but it's pretty solid now.|
|Navigating poles for the first time, fall 2014|
|First flat clinic, winter 2015|
|First xc clinic, spring 2016|
There have been many great adventures along the way. Who would of thought that lazy pony would turn into my original wish list horse and then some? (albeit at 14hh a little shorter than planned!)
|First event, 2016|
|Dressage show, 2017|
|XC camp, 2017|
Lesson learned - the right temperament is far more important than training, at least for me.
|Chillin' at the lake, summer 2018|