Finnegan’s World


Let’s Go Get Him!
September 23, 2008, 12:00 pm
Filed under: horses | Tags: ,

Back home, I showed the videos to Maggie, who said his conformation looked good and he moved well.  My mother actually let out a gasp when I showed her:  “Oh, he’s so cute!”

 Maggie said he seemed worth taking on a week’s trial and we planned to go pick him up on February 3rd.  I know that sounds a little off – taking a horse on a week’s trial – but that’s what you do when getting a new horse.  You need to see how he acts at your barn, with you.  And most important:  You need to be sure your vet declares him healthy.  I must’ve watched Finn’s videos a hundred times and I definitely lost some sleep waiting for that day to arrive!

 The morning of the 3rd was absolutely freezing – the high was in the teens and the winds were in the 30mph range.  It felt like my face was going to fall off.  We picked up Kiowa and got him settled into his new home at Triple Z Farm for Maggie to begin his training and for me to schedule his pre-purchase vet exam.  I visited him every day that week, watching Maggie work with him, and spending some “getting to know you” time with him by grooming and leading him around.  It was so hard to not get attached.  He was so sweet and willing, but the vet exam wasn’t until the end of the week and I couldn’t let myself even start to think Kiowa was mine unless the vet declared him healthy and sound.

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