Thursday, May 29, 2014

Change of Plans!

 Earlier this month, as you may remember, I mentioned a dressage trained warmblood named Largo that was for sale in the area. I also mentioned that my parents didn't think we were ready for horse ownership at the time. However, on May 15th, after we talked to Meghan, we decided that we might check Largo out. She got in touched with Largo's owner last Friday, the 23rd,  and he was already gone, but three other geldings were coming in to the same person(she owns a rescue place where she rehomes sport horses). One was a Holstein named Benson. Meghan looked at the three geldings, older horses, today and decided that they wouldn't work because they had been neglected and had emotional luggage. They would take a long time to be brought to a good enough condition that they could be brought to shows. Seeing as they are 19 years Meghan decided they wouldn't work.

 The story doesn't end here though, because Meghan also talked about possibly considering a lease with a horse named Chester. I don't know anything about him, except that he is boarded at Silver Rose, where I ride, and is often leased out by his owners. Meghan thinks he might be a good horse to check out, so I'm going to be riding him and checking out on June 9th! Whoot! Less than two weeks! I'm ecstatic and can't wait for the 9th!

 I'm much closer now than I ever was to leasing or owning a horse! Actually leasing depends on how we get along when I meet and ride him and the terms of the lease, but I'm very excited! I think it might be good to lease for a year and gain experience before ownership because I want to eventually do eventing, which I will need to be more experienced for. I'm going to start with doing dressage for a year or two before doing eventing, so leasing a horse first and then get an eventer as my first horse my actually work. I can't wait to meet Chester!

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    1. I can't wait! We'll likely be able to work it out unless we don't get along which I don't think will be a problem.

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    1. Yes! I'm hoping it works out! I'm going to be riding him to see if we get along.

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  3. That's really exciting! Hope it works out!

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  4. That's great! How exciting!

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    1. Yeah it is! The ninth seems so far away!

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  5. A lease would be fantastic! Fingers crossed for you

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    1. Yes, a great way to get used to horse ownership. Thank you!

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  6. although I actually did purchase my first horse, I think leasing is a great way to go for a first horse- it eases you into the finances and responsibility of taking care of your own horse. good luck!

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    1. That's what we were thinking! Thank you!

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  7. So exciting! I leased horses before I jumped into ownership! I hope everything works out and that your lease horse isn't as witchy as my first two were!

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    1. I'm going to try him out first so hopefully he won't be!

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