You just never know about getting a new horse! The anticipation, the hope of your next superstar…will it be all you hope for? You just can’t know! It’s like getting married and then getting to know the person. They look good, come from a good family, good brothers and sisters and have nice manners and so you jump in. Then you get them home and start riding them and getting to know them. Some stuff you just cant know about a horse till you get them home, live with them and get your butt in the saddle. And so the marriage begins. You figure out your new horse’s strengths and weak areas. You hope that all parties involved had your best interest as well as the horses and told your everything you need to know. You pray you got a good vet on the vet check. All things look good. You say a little prayer and send off the check. The journey now begins. Friends flock to the barn to see your new addition. She’s welcomed by all and seems to love all the attention. I don’t know just yet if Sugar will be my forever horse or my horse for now. So far, she’s a good girl. Of course, she needs finishing and customizing. Of course, I am rusty and confidence is not what it used to be but I have a pretty horse to ride and she has some ability. Whether I am able to get her to the show pen remains to be seen but I am a firm believer that God gives you the horse you are supposed to have. I am on the road, putting one foot in front of the other, open to each days lessons. More to come………….stay tuned.