With all my horse issues in the past year, I’ve been looking for a new endurance horse. I’ve contacted lots of folks and put the word out in every way possible. I’ve prayed and sent my request out into the universe. I’ve sent out positive vibes in hopes that I will find a partner to share the many miles ahead. A very close friend of mine, Hope, once said: “Put it out there and wait to see what comes back.” Well, I did…. and Thomas found his way to me.
Another friend started looking last fall for an endurance horse. I had started asking around for him. Another friend Amy returned my email with several horses she had for sale. Thomas was one of hers. I fell in love with him the first time I saw him… than read into his AERC record and loved him even more. He is very easy to handle and is 10 yrs old. JUST WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR! But being the person I am, I offered him to my friend who was in need of a horse. (I have 3 horses now, all with issues so I can’t compete them anymore.) We all took off for North Carolina for the weekend to meet Amy, Mike and their horses. Wow – Thomas was even better in person. My friend bought him. I was so happy for him and Thomas. Also I thought I might get to ride him sometime, too.
As time went by my friend didn’t have the time to put into riding endurance,. He had some trailer issues, and he injured his back pulling a calf. One day while we were riding at my home, Thomas decided not to go back into the trailer. Nice. Now he needs to stay here. So in the field he went with my other grays. There is nothing prettier than a field of gray Arabs. For the next few weeks I worked with him, riding and loading. I told him “if you want to stay with me you will need to get in the trailer.” Funny thing, he did, all by himself. I just let him be, and he got in. He is truly a magical horse, and I’m so lucky to have him in my life. It’s so crazy how he just ended up in my field. What a wonderful horse. I’m so lucky to have him in my life.
Hope to see you out on the trail or endurance rides this year with Thomas.