To know me is to know my lifelong obsession with horses. And how sometimes I've had to sing "Coming in and out of my life ..." where they're concerned. But they're in my DNA and my hiatus seldom last long.
My friend Sue did me a huge friendly favor and brought Ouisie over to Alabama to live with me this weekend. I'm so excited! She will be bred to A Fine Romance this year to hopefully produce an event or dressage horse prospect for me. Her 1/2 brother - Tiamo - has turned out so nice that by breeding her to his sire, my foal will be a 3/4 sibling to to Tiamo. Confusing? That's horse breeding. Considering I'll be probably 41 before I can sit on the horse I'm hoping to breed this year (at 36!), I'm going for quiet, tractable, but super, super fancy.
Based on Ouisie's behavior coming to a brand new place - the first place off the farm in her whole 11 years - I am more than optimistic that dream-foal exists. She is positively lovely. Quiet, kind, loves attention and affection (just like her mother), with a fabulous trot and super-rhythmic canter. The only thing that would make it better is if I could move her into my apartment with me.
And, as such, thusly we re-initiate Project Land Purchase. At this point I'm fine with 4 acres and a single-wide. I just want everybody within the same perimeter so I can feed her peppermints before I go to bed each night.
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