Friday, November 25, 2011

Marking Milestones

It was the day after Thanksgiving 2006 when my adventures with horses officially began.
That's the day I brought Poco home.
I had purchased him a month earlier,
but we had fencing to do
before we could bring him here.

I was so lucky to also meet
my wonderful friends and mentors
I'm thankful for them every day.

Jaz joined us in early January of 2007.
Poco was so happy to have a friend.
I was delighted to have a horse I could actually ride.

Although I was already completely smitten and
trying desperately to talk myself out of it in June 2010,
I eventually bowed to the inevitable and
Daltrey came home in October,
when he was 8 months old.
Look how little he was!
(Look how green it was back there!)

 In February of 2011, I made the decision to sell Poco.
It worked out better than I could have hoped,
since his new home is none other than Iron Ridge,
where he gets the snot worked out of him.

Jaz loves being my main man.
It makes my heart sing when he whinnies at my arrival.
I regret every second I took him for granted.

(shown here with Joker's White Russian aka 'Red'),
is growing like crazy, becoming a fine young man.
I'm very proud of him.

It may have taken 49 years for me to get my pony,
but it's never too late.

"Don’t be afraid of the space
between your dreams and reality. 
If you can dream it, you can make it so."
— Belva Davis


Once Upon an Equine said...

You are so right; it is never too late to follow our dreams. Glad you are realizing yours. I like your pretty holiday blog header.

Desert Rose said...

l know how you feel...I was 35 before my dream came true! So glad your horsey family came into your life!

AareneX said...

Hooray, oh, hooray!

whirlwinddals said...

I got my first horse last year when I was 49 also. Wish I could have done it a long time ago. Love your header picture!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

It took me 45 years to own my first pony and another 2 years to find the right one for me. I just realized that I've only owned horses one year less than you. I remember when I first started reading your blog not long after you got Jaz, too. Look how far you've come!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Leah Fry said...

Just for the record, I was 54 when I got my first horse — I've wanted one since I was five. I will be 60 next May. Yikes!

Sherry Sikstrom said...

A wonderful journey! ANd Daltrey looks soo good!

Seindria said...

Reading blogs like this, and the comments, makes me feel better about still not having my first horse. One day!

Crystal said...

Wow I didnt know its been only that long! Congrats on getting a perfect pony in Jazz and such a nice guy like Daltrey!

Leah Fry said...

@Crystal, explains a lot, doesn't it LOL!

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Two thumbs up!!

Unknown said...

What an amazing journey and a wonderful herd you have now. You were certainly patient waiting for your pony, and I love that last quote - we have to give our dreams room to grow.

(also, I do live in texas. I was trying to be clever but only managed to be confusing. :D. )

Hopeful said...

Love that little story! Little, but big. thanks for sharing.

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