2 years ago today I adopted Bohemian.
It’s a great story and I still marvel at how it all worked out.
You see, I did exactly zero horse shopping – he was picked out for me by the manager of the adoption center and my trainer. Plus, I adopted him after visiting with him in a tiny box stall for all of 5 minutes. No test ride, not so much as a trot-out. The first time I saw him move was as my trainer led him to the trailer! It still sounds so crazy to me. You can read the full story here.
I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last 2 years, especially since his formal training has been limited to me getting 2 riding lessons a week on him! I’m sure he could be further along if I could afford full training, but I’m in no rush. The journey IS the destination.
When I adopted Bohemian, he had been a racehorse and actor (portraying a racehorse). Over the last 2 years he’s learned his new job: snugglebug, pleasure horse, and eventer. He’s learned to longe. To jump. To trail ride. He’s learned about fun outings and shows. To go bareback. To cuddle. To stand for braiding. To conquer XC. I am so proud of him, and excited for what the future has in store for us.