Sat 28 Feb, 2009 10:17 am
I am afraid I am going to do a bit of showing off here. I am so very excited! Yesterday, my new horse was delivered to my trainer's and I can hardly wait until the day I get to ride him! His registered name is Money Mac, but I am calling him Big Mac. He is a 4 1/2 year old Purebred Thoroughbred who was retired early from the racetrack because he was not fast enough, which, of course, makes him perfect for me since I'm not into going that fast. I got him for only $500.00 and feel like I hit the jackpot!
I still ride my paint but she is not turning out to be all that great of a riding horse. She is too tempermental. She threw my husband, Johnny, and he nearly broke his wrist. She likes to decide when I ride instead of me deciding so, instead, I have decided to breed her. I found a Quarter Horse that is a Registered Paint and I think she'll have a fine foal!
Anyway, here is Big Mac! If you click on the picture you will get an enlargment of it.
He is a good-lookin' critter.
He looks like a very fine fella. I hope you have many happy miles ahead together.
Glad he found a nice home.
Looks like a really nice animal indeed!
wow arella he is gorgeous
look at his color...
i want to see how the white on his face looks from straight on..
Big Mac is absolutely elegant Arella Mae.
so, how's your husband doing?
Who cares...look at that horse!
I thought I would update all of you on mine and Big Mac's progress. He has been in training for three months now. I have ridden him five times; three in the arena and two on the trail.
He is a tad bit spooky at times and wants to bolt when he is frightened. The first trail ride was uneventful and oh so much fun! He has the most smooth trot and his lope is absolutely the most fun.
Today, he was a bit distracted by the Palamino the trainer was riding. She is part Arabian and what Dave calls a "hot horse". Will always be a handful. Mac did get a bit spooked on the trail but because Dave has taught me so well, I had no trouble at all shutting him down and getting him back under control. I have to say I was a bit proud of myself!
I will probably be riding him everyday from now until the end of July when I plan on bringing him home. That will give me a full month of trail riding and knowing if I can really handle him or not.
He has turned into more than I had ever expected and I am so happy about that. The trainer keeps teasing me and saying he's not giving Mac back. He said Mac is probably one of the best horses he has ever trained.
It's lovely to read about you and Big Mac. You sound so happy when you write about him.
I thought it was going to be a new cat.