The Way My Brain Works

After I sold O I had about 1000 different ideas about how I would proceed in the future with horses.  They fall under three main catagories:

  1. Lease a horse
  2. Buy a horse
  3. Scramble and ride whatever I can

But after those three directions…things got a little crazy.  Below is a list of the array of things I’ve thought about doing.  Some completely ridiculous, some more plausible….

  • Buy a cute, young horse to bring up through the hunter world. (like I did with O, but hopefully it wouldn’t hate to jump)
  • Bring up baby horse.  My husband has a ‘baby horse’ who is 4 and couldn’t hurt to put miles on.

    titan baby
    He’s not this little anymore!
  • Buy a greenie off the track.  Because I loved my OTTB’s I worked with in high school, and would love to have my own again.
  • Adopt a mustang.  Because Elisa Wallace and several bloggers here make them look like tiny sporty badasses.
  • Lease something with some experience, and hit the shows hard.
  • Buy a baby horse.
  • Steal my father-in-law’s lovely black Percheron mare  Because she looks like something out of a fairy tale.  Also, feathers.IMG_2253
  • Forget my pursuits, buy a young large pony, and spend the next few years bringing it up the levels.  It’ll be a rockstar by the time baby girl can really ride.
  • Explore new disciplines!  Eventing (at the lowest level) looks like something my stomach might be able to handle.  Or hey, what about foxhunting!?  We have a great local organization for both.
  • Maybe I’m going too far and really just want to play jumpers?  Speed and bling are welcome there, and I like both those things.

    jumper 3
    Back when I knew how to turn and burn.

What all of this really breaks down to is I have zero clue what I’m going to do next anymore.  I thought I did.  Then I found more options….and then others…and now we are here.  But the biggest piece of advice everyone shared with me is that I shouldn’t rush.  I should take my time and enjoy what I’m doing.   So for now, I’m going to keep poking my way around the hunter ring with cute schoolies.  After that…who knows!?



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