Christmas in July – NEW HORSE!!
It still hasn’t really sunk in yet but I have a NEW HORSE! To put it mildly my riding life has sucked the last few years. Let’s see, both of my show horses were retired within a couple of years of each other. I had two very nice youngsters (Bonnie and Lexi) that I had bred to be their replacements but of course for awhile they weren’t old even enough to even be backed yet. They were backed during their three year old year then turned back out to grow more. We started them up again in the spring of their four year old year (last year) and things seemed like they might finally be going my way.
My very first glimpse of Skyy in person
She has a very soft eye
Meeting Norman. Norman has become our resident “barn pony” and is free to roam around certain areas of the farm. He comes in the barn to go in his stall and get a drink of water and check things out a few times a day. He usually ignores any other horses in the barn but he is pretty infatuated with Skyy. He stopped by to see her several times today.
Skyy realizing that she has hit the jackpot (in my humble opinion!) of horse homes!
Like all of our new arrivals she found the goats to be of great interest
Happily grazing this afternoon
I hopped on her briefly today because I just couldn’t stand to wait any longer. She was a good girl although Jason made me get off after just a couple of minutes. He said I needed to give the poor horse a day or two to rest and settle in and of course he is right. I can’t wait to get to know her better. I have to say I’m not in love with her name but it would feel odd to call her something else at this point. How do you feel about changing a horse’s name? In the end it is the package that matters though, not the name!
On a funny note I have been learning about what it means to own a gray horse. As I mentioned in my “name that gray” post I’ve never had a gray. I’ve always ended up with either bays or chestnuts. When Skyy was out this afternoon the first thought that went through my mind as she laid down to roll was “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” My new horse already has grass stains on her. Quick Silver here I come!