It still doesn't feel real because he's still up in northern Kentucky while we try and figure out how to get him to East Tennessee where I live (it seems that the reputable transporters my boyfriend's mother uses are booked until Thanksgiving weekend), but I couldn't contain my excitement, so I thought I'd share. For those who know me, know the Havoc Horse and that the very first breed I made for it was the Arabian, simply because they are my hands down favorite breed; so this is seriously a dream come true on top of a dream come true.
Until he arrives I honestly am still in disbelief. He's a gift from my boyfriend and his mother, a geld she had raised from a mare she had bred (I will find out the mares name, I keep forgetting), about 14 years ago. Just for the record I'm 28 years old and have been dreaming of this moment my entire conscious life and I just am not going to rest until he steps off that trailer. Not knowing when the delivery date will be is killing me!
A little about what I know about his lineage, he's a Huckleberry Bey grand baby (Sire Hucklebey Berry), and he apparently has the puppy dog personality.
As badly as I wanted a horse (an Arabian specifically) the anxiety of dealing with sellers and their lack of honesty half of the time, made me keep putting it off. Being able to know this horse's history and know I can trust my boyfriend's mom, makes the experience almost stress free in that regard.
The only picture I have of him right now is a photo of a photo that I took from one of her albums of him as a yearling:
As soon as he gets here I'll take new pictures of him full grown. I just couldn't contain myself haha. Expect wintercoat fuzziness haha.
Post by CaptainMakSparrow on Nov 5, 2015 8:45:00 GMT -5
OH MY GOD CONGRATULATIONS!
Welcome to the crazy, wonderful, ridiculous, amazing world of horse ownership xD I know how long you've wanted this, so glad it finally happened! I seriously can't wait to see grown up pictures of him, he looks fabulous in the yearling one <3
Thanks so much, lovelies! Unless my boyfriend can finagle a proper towing truck to borrow to bring him down, looks like I'll be waiting until the 25th to get my boy. My dad's truck will do the trick but, it's here and not there, and the trailer is there haha. The lady who will be hauling him is a very trusted source so we all feel most safe and confident that he will be in good hands for his journey south.
This hands down is the best gift I've ever received... still doesn't feel real, my childhood self has been squealing since I first got official word that he was mine. I'll have to hex him. haha. He'll be easy enough.
He's gorgeous! Congratulations Dane It's always been a dream of mine as well, I've been around and obsessing over horses literally my entire life. How wonderful for your dream to have come true Best of luck and I know waiting is the worst part, especially when it's for something you've been waiting so long for lol. Excited to see him in all his glory and in hex form ♥
Thank you so much, Daveena! The obsession has been insane and only grown stronger with time. It makes me want to get my barn built and fences replaced that much sooner so I can have him much closer to home. I can't wait to do some ground work with him. I'm wanting to do lower level dressage and some endurance, my bf's mom thinks he'd make a great dressage prospect.
Post by Hworsecrazi on Nov 5, 2015 21:09:17 GMT -5
I'm so happy for you!! He's a stud muffin for sure and I can't wait to see pics of his grown up self. Owning horses has always been a dream for me as well and I remember when my parents surprised me for my 16th birthday with a lead rope. I broke down in disbelief. The wait to finally get them trailered home is the worst, but it will be so worth it!
I'm extremely excited for you and can't wait to watch you guys grow together. Keep us updated and good luck!
Thanks so much, Hworse! I love looking at pictures of Saracco whenever you post them on Facebook.
I have such stupid questions... I have to board him until we get around to replacing a lot of my fencing and build the barn over at the property I just bought in my neighborhood and I know I get a spot for my saddle in the boarder's tack room, but stuff like bridle, grooming supplies, etc. I guess I can keep there too? I'll have to talk to my instructor since she and her family are the ones that own the place, because to me it doesn't make much sense to have to haul odds and ends back and fourth each day haha.
Post by Hworsecrazi on Nov 6, 2015 18:10:57 GMT -5
Most places will allow you keep all your grooming necessities and tack on the property; you'll have your own little corner to hang bridles, have your saddle stand, and keep all your brushes . But be careful, if the tack room isn't well ventilated and dark ALL the time, your tack will grow mold on it (having to buy a new saddle because mine got ruined :/). And other boarders seriously don't give a shit about your stuff. The owner of the barn I'm currently boarding at actually uses my fly sprays and ointments (on her own horses) without telling (she's also "borrowed" several bales of hay...). People will use your things and mistreat them....
I keep my grooming bag and major tack in the back of my car. The sun will kill the bacteria on my tack and I don't have to worry about other people touching my stuff. Not trying to scare you and the other boarders at your barn might have better manners than the ones I'm stuck with, but just be careful
Long story short, yes, you should be able to keep all your things there so you don't have to lug them around, haha
Yeah I planned to keep my brushes and things like sprays in my car just because I'm stingy and I don't want other people using that stuff. Luckily this is a temporary situation until I get my barn built and fences fixed, but I want to still leave on good terms when I do. The boarders all seem to be retired couples (the plus side to being in one of the number one retirement towns in the state), and so far they all seem respectful. The boarders' tackroom is dry, has a dehumidifier and is climate controlled. My dad and I built a gorgeous saddle stand for my western saddle that I'd love to take there but they provide saddle racks so I'll just keep it home until I can move it to my property.
I plan to move on to a dressage barn that is here in town where I can trailer my boy there for our lessons. I'll be buying a trailer probably once I recoup some expenses after the barn build (which I expect is going to be more than we expect as those things always turn out to be). I can't wait until I can just live on the same property my horses will be on, but for now I have to make due, I'm just very lucky I have 6 acres of pasture NEAR my house that I can easily ride a bike to or four wheel over in a safe neighborhood.