Just as a FYI this picture was taken a week or so ago.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A Love Story Chapter 2 ( The Beginning)
So as promised this is the first installment in however many it takes to tell this story, from the beginning. As I said previously it all started in 1981, location Lac La Hache, BC a very dreamy location for a love story to unfold.....oops sorry getting carried away by memories, anyhow some friends of mine that I will refer to as S and D decided to build a Riding Stable, they had the perfect location right beside a busy resort. They built the fences and a tack shed and a row of about 15 or so tie stalls, it was all very professional looking. D and S then went about shopping for the horses that would be doing all the work. As time went on I started spending more and more time there, I started going out with the rides and test riding the horses as they were brought in......most of them were pretty good.....with a few culls as well. For the most part S and D were picking horses that were really suited for their future jobs, sometimes though I had to wonder what D was thinking , one time he came home with a little Arab mare with foal at side....of what use was that .....except to eat hay and cause trouble which she did.......the reason he came home with her was because she was almost free......whatever. After listening in on a discussion about this little mare the murky thinking of D started to clear somewhat.....you see D is a bit of a wheeler dealer, always a deal to be made or a trade or what have you. After a few days had gone by I just kind of got used to that little mare and her foal. About a week or so after that when I arrived at the Stable I saw an odd colored kind of frail looking horse all curled up, asleep in the middle of the pasture......well of course you have to know my curiosity got the better of me, over I go and get right up to it....wasn't sure if it was OK or not, I whistled softly ....nothing....I whistled a little louder, this time he raised his head and opened his eyes, he stared straight into mine and that was it for me....I was a goner. I knelt down and gently stroked his face, he never once took his beautiful blue eyes from mine. I knew that was it. I was going to have this horse....I was smitten.