Hello everyone! Well, it’s getting that time of the year again. Yep, Christmas time is just around the corner. This year it’s time to buy a horse. Yes, we have horses now but my daughter wants her “own” horse.
So I happen to ask her what she wanted from Santa Claus and she drops the bomb that she wants Santa to bring her a horse. Well crap. I had a plan!! It didnt involve Santa dropping a horse off. No, I had planned to find a few prospect horses and take my daughter to ride each one and then decide together.
Some of you may know why I wanted to take her, some may not. I will tell you that buying a horse is much like getting married. You really have to love the horse to put in the work that goes with it. Horses are ALOT of work. Not only do they require food and water but you have to clean them, care for them, vet them when needed and they costs money!!
Now the dilemma of trying to explain to my child that not every horse she sees is the perfect one. I’m hoping that this weekend we can go visit some ranches and pick a good horse.
What are you planning for Christmas? Do you have any special gifts that keep giving? For example when I was in eighth grade I received a plastic bag with horse apples in it. Those apples were from my now ancient mare who still eats, poops, and runs around in the pasture.