Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dream Horse

Smurf - a 15.1 hh 9yo possibly QHxArab or maybe a stationbred and the horse of my dreams.
I am in a massive bind right now. I have just found out that my dream horse is for sale. I'm not sure I've talked about him on here before. And if I'm being honest I couldn't really say he is my dream horse, he's actually pretty much the opposite. But he is the horse I've always wanted and have continued to want even owning Fox.

I rode him when I was working at a trekking place. It took a while but we really bonded and he would do things for me that he wouldn't for other people. In the end, I couldn't face him being taken off my every summer for other guides and clients to use. I would be heartbroken every time it happened. And he wasn't for sale. So I decided to get Fox.

I don't regret getting Fox now that I've learned Smurf is for sale, after all he has been my biggest teacher. But now he is for sale and I'm pretty gutted. I'm scheming how I can get him, how I can afford another horse, how I can afford the extra time all those things. All I know is I want this horse so badly it's making me sick.
My wonderful boyfriend says I can get him on certain conditions. He can give me extra hours at his work which I have to do without fail and no complaining. I can't get behind in my schoolwork and I can't let the house go and I have to keep up with the renovations. These things I can do, but there are so many other things to take into account. This wasn't how it was supposed to go. The plan was in about four or five years I would get a young horse probably a purebred arab and bring it on myself as much as possible. By then Fox would be close to retiring and it would work out perfectly. I'm so very confused right now.


  1. Go with your heart. If it is really meant to be, you'll make it work. I know...I'm making it work with 10...two over my self imposed limit, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

  2. Go for it. If he matters to you as much as you say you'll always regret not buying him. I have two and it's perfect. They keep each other company, and I always have a horse to ride! I keep mine at home and find it's really not that much more work or cost to care for 2.

  3. Thanks for your support!
    I have decided to get him but now I can't get through to the people selling him. It's doing my head in.

  4. I know just how you feel. That sick feeling in your gut when you want something so much. No advise but just though I would commiserate. Good luck! I hope it works out for you!

  5. I totally hear you! I have a yearling filly that is the spitting image of the horse I always wanted. She is not for sale right now, but I am patiently waiting... she is exactly what I have always wanted. I wouldn't get rid of Dandy, but just own another one.