I have been holding out on you guys…
First I am going to start with the fact that I am beyond grateful to have such a supportive partner. Kyle is gonna be a kick butt horse husband and I am so happy that he loves and supports my riding like he does.
While Kyle and I were on our honeymoon I did some shopping pool side… Kyle was literally laughing at me as I spewed chatter about horses at him all week. Being the amazing guy that he is he encouraged me and before I knew it I was planning a pre purchase on the best wedding present ever.
When I decided I couldn’t stay away from riding I knew it wouldn’t be long before I owned a horse again. I also knew I wanted to set myself up differently and provide myself some more freedom by getting some wheels. With all of the recent happenings for us my budget was pretty limited.
Enter LittleOrphanAnnex (Annie) an unraced 3yo TB that was at Ellis Park – I’m questioning my sanity too.
I almost didn’t email based on her ad because the picture above was all that was posted. Once I saw a video of her moving I was sold! Buying a horse off the track is a serious gamble but she was a safer bet than most of the other candidates I saw.
Given that she is so young she pretty much gets to hang out with light work until next spring. She was already going undersaddle (she’s a race training flunky) when I purchased her so I will either work her from the ground or lightly undersaddle 2-3 days a week and then she will get the winter to grow up. That’s the plan for now anyways.