Defining the Relationship
Snookum-ukums, where do you see this going?  
Let’s be realistic.  What’s the plan with your pony?  Is it a five-year investment with a return, is it until you move up beyond the Kin’s abilities, or is it forever*?
O was not a planned purchase, but rather me stumbling onto her while she was at my barn for someone else to try.  I lessoned on her for a few weeks, not really in love yet, but I could see there was a nice hunter potential in her. I picked her up 4 months before my wedding, assuring my poor now-husband that we’d figure out if we wanted to keep her long term later.
It was only last summer when someone asked me what I was going to do with her, and without thinking I said,
“I’m not selling this one, she’s staying with me.”
She is not easy, but most horses aren’t.  She has so much personality and heart.  To sell her would mean massive amounts of regret, and that I don’t plan on dealing with.  So she’s staying.  Hopefully until her cute face is grey and she’s fat as a little pig in a field somewhere.
Before that she’s get’s to be my adventure, to see how far we can go together!  As far as athletism goes, I think she will be able to do more than I’d ever want to do.  So that area is covered.  Maybe in her older years she can teach my kids to ride.  Wouldn’t that be the cutest?
 I know things happen, perspectives can change, but I feel in my heart that this is what I want.
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