My good friend found her on DREAMHORSE.com
Made a phone call, and the owner was kind
enough to let her bring her home
so that I could get to know her,
try her out and see if we would be a good match.
I have to say, "R" is very good at matching horses with people and picking out good ones too.
I have come to trust her instincts, because she is ALWAYS right!
I am falling in love.
I have not taken this task on lightly and Libby has been through the drills.
I have put in a lot of thought into this.
I took her to my lesson on Tuesday and my instructor says Libby is a very good horse.
She is a good size for me.
I don't even need a mounting block.
Libby knows all the leg cues, neck reins and stops on a dime.
Her owner out grew her and so Libby has pretty much been a pasture potato for the past year.
She has been shown 4-H English and Western, so that is a plus.
Libby is totally at ease in an arena setting.
I won't do the show thing, just not me.
But I feel we will eventually get along on trail rides just fine.
My friend even took Libby for her daughter's lesson the next day.
Libby has been checked over, felt up and down, sideways, examined, and scrutinized.
By me, my friend and my instructor.
We went for a small trail ride and as long as Libby was following horses,
she does awesome.
Being around other horses does not bother her at all.
Unlike Sissy, who thought she had to socialize with EVERYONE!
I don't ever plan on riding alone anyway, so this is not a problem.
In talking with the owner I found out that when
Libby gets nervous her bottom
This is great because then I know to start talking to her,
before I know it, her lip is still again.
She is cute when she does this, but my heart breaks knowing she is nervous at any point.
I look forward to long walks,
(I need more exercise)
Long saddle rides.
Brushing her long beautiful tail.
Letting her mane grow out!
(I know she is show clipped but I like shaggy!)
And just hanging out with her.
I will make my Motel 6
like the Marriot!
She trots so nice, and I even CANTERED on her!!!!
I was scared to death when my instructor asked if I was ready to Canter.
My bottom lip started to quiver!
But Libby talked me through it, and I calmed down.
It was AWESOME!
Nice canter! Very rolling kind.
Sort of like being in a boat on water.
Grey is not my favorite color of horse,
but I am not buying for color.
She has a sweet, sweet personality,
and I look forward to bonding with her as much as I did with Sissy.
(During the day my mind is already consumed with thoughts of Libby all the time.
At night my dreams are still of Sissy.)
But Grey does have its advantages too.
Look out Easter Bunny!!
You have competition!
I will be the only one with a colored horse!
Isn't she just adorable?
Yes I do believe I have found my forever horse in Libby.