We left and went around the corner to check in with the director. I looked back towards the box stall, and Bohemian has stretched his neck up to look out a high side window at me. He had such a kind eye. An interested eye. A hopeful eye.
The adoption center is also a rehab facility, and there was a medical procedure going on right then, so the director spared me about 30 seconds to hand me papers and wish us luck. I signed my name, and Laurie found a lead rope. She led him to the trailer – that was the first time I saw him out of the stall.
I went along with this very unusual adoption procedure because he came with a return/exchange policy – if he didn’t work out for me, I could bring him back and try out other horses. Its not that I decided to keep him, per se, so much as there was no reason to return him. We got along great from the first – mostly due to his interested-in-life attitude and laid back personality.
Like Lindsay, it wasn’t quite love at first sight, but it was click at first sight. Which blossomed into love not too long later.
And like Tracy, I think it was simply meant to be. Of the 2 horses I’ve owned, I didn’t actually shop for either of them. The universe made the arrangements; I just stayed open to them. Which makes it all the more special in my book.
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