I have been pursuing the ownership of a 6 yr old, 15.3 3/4 Oldenburg x TB gelding named "Illusion". Jess at Riding Rainbow sent him to me, and I cannot thank her enough :-)
|Pretty boy who needs weight and a topline and a spa day.|
1. Bash your head on your desk as you fill out applications for rescued thoroughbreds and sort through the hundreds of ads of horses on various websites AND Facebook. Your newsfeed is inundated with "fancy expensive Warmblood" and "OTTBs that just need some love!" I didn't horse shop when I bought Mikey. He was easy. He was there, I had been riding him, I loved him, done. Horse shopping is awful and I hate it.
|Lots of action and very little training.|
|Still adorable even though he needs work.|
|His go to is curling. We'll fix it :-)|
|Seriously, can we stop and talk about the adorable factor here?|
|Loving my trailer cam so I can constantly check on his pretty face.|
5. Oh yea, before you pick him up, slap some insurance on him. I sign things, the owner signs things, we all sign things. This also sucks.
|We had some loading issues, but this is how he stood for the 6 hours home. Even when we stopped for lunch. Didn't move.|
|"Hmm, this new house... I guess it's cool!"|
|Someone doesn't like carrots.|
|But he's super relaxed at our barn.|
|Ahhhh, flop over for sleepy time.|