Viva Carlos had made a bloghop where people are posting about their current horses and why they ended up with them, so I thought I’d join in and offer a little color here on little miss Rosie and how I ended up with her. The official question for the bloghop is: What made you interested in your current horse that lead you to buying them in the first place?
When I first met Rosie, I had just moved back down to San Diego after spending a horseless year up in the Bay Area. My intention was to come back to my former stable, take some lessons, maybe lease a horse. I certainly wasn’t in any hurry to buy a horse again after spending so much money in the past on horses that ended up not quite working out. However, as I was spending more time at the ranch I ended up getting to know a few horses. One woman was talking about a young horse that she just “loved” but couldn’t afford, and I was talking to her a bit about this little sorrel Quarter Horse that was for sale. I ended up looking at her sale ad on Facebook and falling in love with her cute little face.
It was kind of crazy for me to buy her — first off, she was pricier than what I wanted. She was also a 3 year old, and that was basically the last thing I needed. However, she was started & trained by the famous reining trainer Andrea Fappani and had such a solid foundation and such a sweet mind that the more I saw her the more I fell in love. Her sire, Walla Walla Whiz, was a fantastic reining show horse and she was one of his first foal crop. Her dam was a full sister to Custom Red Berry, one of the leading mares in reining. And somehow, I’m a sucker for plain ol’ sorrel horses!
I ended up riding her and loving how calm and push button she was, and then I ended up buying her less than a month after I moved back from San Diego in August 2012. I’m so happy that we found each other. She’s been the most perfect horse for me, and as a 5 year old she has so much to give and share with me in the future.
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