Amidst all the driving back and forth to the barn, I have had an opportunity to reflect on what I am more thankful for in my riding career. However, the thing I am most thankful for, is the mare that turned out to be much more than she was ever supposed to be.

I have talked a lot in the past about how May was a complete impulse buy. You can read the full story here: A May As Well Purchaseย However, I am not really sure I ever explained what I was expecting. Originally, when I bought her home, we joked that I had overpaid for her. After all, she couldn’t even do a 20M circle before she popped her shoulder and ran in the opposite direction, a canter took nearly 20 steps of trot to pick up, and I quickly learned that she had never seen a gymnastic.

To be honest, my original thought for buying her was that, if she didn’t work out, I could recoup most of my money and just sell her as a trail horse. She was sane, and sensible, and had color. All the things trail people want. Right? I mean, she could comfortable carry a larger rider for miles without discomfort. Then, we went to our first CT. It was a W/T Dressage Test and 18″ stadium round.

And we had SO MUCH FUN. She was a champion, and I finished with a giant smile on my face. I was hooked on competing this horse, and I think the man in this situation finally understood what it was all about. She never was supposed to be as cool as she is, but gosh… she is really cool…


I think she has turned out to be really cool… And I can’t wait to see what more she has to show me.

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    1. Emily

      These photos always make me smile (even after I have shared them like a million times!)

  1. martidoll123

    love all this. Want to like it more than once or twice ๐Ÿ™‚ SHE IS THE CUTEST! I am so happy you found each other!

    1. Emily

      She is such a good squish! Can’t wait to really get back at it this season!

      1. martidoll123

        with a real saddle too! I love her and think her and Remus really are soulmates deep down (Tho i think May is more athletic :)) Have a great weekend!

        1. Emily

          One day, you’ll make it to Louisville and get to hop on her. ๐Ÿ™‚ Annnnd she’ll probably try to run away with you

  2. T

    Love all the happy photos! You two are great together ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Emily

      Thanks! I really need to get new media, but it’s still fun to look back on old pictures.

  3. nadsnovik

    Best feeling ever when we have a great partner in all this!

    1. Emily

      The right partner makes all the difference! (Just try having the wrong partner for 3 years…)

  4. Avery

    Love this <3 it is a great story and a great relationship

    1. Emily

      Thank you!

    1. Emily

      I definitely got lucky!

  5. Emma

    She’s such a cool horse I’m glad you have her!

    1. Emily

      It’s always amazing when horses surprise you (in a good way)!

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