As Cre aged I’d spent time thinking about what kind of horse I’d want if I ever got another. I really love Arabians. Their beauty, grace and fire are unequalled. However I’d also spent a number of trail rides in “parade mode” (short, choppy, trotting strides – entertaining myself by doing the “wave” – Queen, Rodeo Queen, Parade, you get the idea, right?) on my Arabian. It wasn’t something I wanted again, if possible.
Yet I wanted to be able to compete in the Arabian circuit with
. So I wanted a Half Arabian. Sharon
And to ride Western Pleasure. Looks so easy. (ha!) And it was so different than the Hunter Pleasure I’d been riding for years. That’s what I wanted. But Western Pleasure is deceiving. Done right, it looks easy, but it truly takes a lot of work. But that’s for another day.
So I knew I wanted a Half Arabian, Western Pleasure horse. And I thought I wanted a 6 to 12 year old horse. One that had already been well broke to ride, had some show experience but wasn’t “over the hill.”
I thought it would be easy from there. I was wrong.