Okay guys. For my first blog post, I decided to write about what I'm going through right now. Namely, the "new horse jitters". We have all gone through this in some way, but many people don't understand why I am so very nervous. After all, I'm "that girl" who will jump on any horse. I trust them, to an extent anyway, after merely seeing them. The horse I'm getting soon, I have never even seen! I have four poorly-angled pictures of him. That's it!
He's a four year old gelding with just four months of training that has been turned out with no handling, for an entire year. Are you getting my nervousness yet? Don't get me wrong, I trust the seller. But for some reason I would feel much more reassured if I had just a picture of a saddle on him! I'm so very excited about finally having a horse of my own that won't get sold from underneath me, like when I was younger. But I'm still extremely nervous about what to do if things aren't really what they seem, or if I was lied to or not. I just can't seem to get away from all the "what if's". My soon-to-be horse should be leaving Mississippi sometime tomorrow and depending on weather conditions, should be here (in Texas) sometime on Wednesday.
I guess our first major leap with him will be blanketing, since the temperatures are so different from what he is accustomed to. Although, that first night should tell me a lot. I guess maybe I'm just a worry wart. I plan on spending as much treat time with him as I can for the first week he's here. If all goes well, we will start some ground work and fun stretches. Now, since writing this has calmed my nerves, I will continue watching the NFR and trying not to keep worrying about every tiny detail. I will keep you all posted on what will hopefully be a happy ending. Keep an eye out, and wish me luck!
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