Do you currently have your “heart horse”? What makes a “heart horse” to you? If you don’t own a horse, have you ever leased a “heart horse”?
I have no idea.
For years I thought I had maybe already found mine in my fiery redhead from highschool. She still holds such a huge part of my history as an equestrian, and I feel like I grew up on her. I even wrote about her leaving our stable just a year ago for HJU.
This O mare is really special too.
And before this past winter I would and probably did tell anyone who would listen that this one was staying with me. Forever. End of the story. I thought we were developing a connection that was so different than any other I’d had before.
But then things changed, and I have to admit our relationship changed too. And now she is spending her summer at the ranch as a last chance moment to try to resemble the mare I thought would carry my kids on their first rides, and me to the Adult Hunter ring. If next spring she still isn’t that horse, I don’t know which way things will go.
What I’m trying to say is that I really want O to be my heart horse, but I don’t know yet. I think that is something that time can only tell.