It's not really a secret that I'm always watching the horse markets. Expensive, cheap, young, old. You never know where the next project horse is going to come from. I've been eyeballing something with color, decent height (15-16 hands) and nice conformation. Of course a pleasant demeanor is ideal and the less baggage the better.
We've had some strong hits on both Simon and Piper's sale ads so I know it'll be a matter of time before they sell and then... well we'd have no projects since we're heavy into baby making right now. On this particular day, I came across a cute cute palomino guy on a feed lot and knew he'd be gobbled up at his tiny price so I promptly pushed him out of mind for a couple of days. Checking back and he was still available. Grrr. Finally on his "ship to Mexico" day, I logged in and bid on him.
He was too nice to go to Mexico. Now we're the owners of a pleasant QH type palomino gelding.
Naturally there's a bit of a story about his arrival. I was at a riding lesson when the shipper picked him up for me. She happened to message me a picture of him all GOT HIM WOOT! I finished riding and saw the message.
Uh. It wasn't my horse.
I called and through some quick unloading on the highway, they realized it was the wrong horse and so began the return journey and pickup of the correct pony. My banana colored horse arrived about 4am that next morning rather than around 11pm. At least I had him and the shipper was super apologetic and thankful I let her unload and just head on out at 4am.
So he's thin(nish), quite dirty, has goopy eyes but is super loving and dying for attention. Unfortunately for him, I am treating him like he has ebola while he's in quarantine. Poor critter!