Hi my dear friends!
This blog is simply an expansion of the story you read about last month – when beautiful Sol passed away, came to visit me in spirit, and offered to help me find my new equine best buddy. So….A LOT has happened since I last sat down to write!
With the advice of my riding instructor, I started looking into various horse websites. I hopped on this one called “dreamhorse” – kind of like Petfinders for horses. One day, I just powered through it and reviewed probably over 100 horses. I pulled out each description of a horse that I thought would be a good fit for me. My plan was to review the finalists the next day.
And….then….Sol came to me again in my sleep. He showed me OVER and OVER and OVER again – the headshot of one of the horses on that website! He was really insistent that I look at this particular horse – and, as you know from last month, Sol had promised me he’d guide me to my new horse – the RIGHT horse for me.
So, the next day, I went back to that website and looked for that exact headshot – AND I FOUND IT!!!
The funny thing is – I think intuitively that this is the perfect horse for me – but I’m learning something about horse people: I used to train dogs and learned that “the only thing that two dog trainers can agree on is what the third one is doing wrong”!….Well, this is the same for horse people! All of the horse people in my life were negative about this horse – but all of the INTUITIVE people in my life have been really positive about this horse. Also – amazingly – this horse’s registered name is “A Collective Soul”…which I thought was pretty cool, given that SOL the horse sent me in this direction!
Anyway – this has been the hugest lesson in learning to trust myself. And I am embracing the lesson! I met the new horse (whose short name is Opie). When I met him, it was as though I was saying “Oh! So wonderful to see you again!” And….drum roll please…..I put a deposit down on him!!! I’M SO EXCITED!!! The plan is that he will arrive at my local barn in TWO DAYS!!!
So, last weekend, I was just like a little kid – I went to the local feed store and bought a bunch of stuff that I’m going to need for my new (very FIRST) horse! Take a look at the photo – I hope you can see how incredibly much fun I had preparing for my new wonderful horse.
Wish me luck! The countdown is ON!
I can hardly wait to share photos next month!
Give your special kiddos hugs and kisses in honor of Opie’s and my adventure ahead!!