The casual horse shopping was also quick. I looked at a lot of ads and called a lot of strangers (which I hate doing) in a brief period of bored project-horse-free time. And then I found the right one, which I knew as soon as I saw him.
I talked to his owner on the phone for awhile. She told me that Moses (JC name Go Big--how's that for an over-fences prospect?) is five, trained to race as a 2yo but wasn't into it, and then got turned out for three years. She picked him up to be a resale project about a month ago but ended up moving and couldn't keep him. So now he was for sale, and in my budget.
Mom and I drove to see him. His wonderful owner lunged him for us and then I climbed aboard. The horse hadn't been sat on in three years, and he was quiet. She led me around and he was very relaxed. Mom and I just nodded at each other. This one has the right mind, that's for sure.
|Always wants to come say hi at the gate.|
So now, he's all mine! More soon, I promise!