Seven years ago, I was 13 and had been searching for my new riding horse for nearly a year. We had made the decision to purchase a lovely little bay mare that had been offered us, but the owner changed his mind last minute and wanted to keep her. Needless to say, I was upset. It was just over a year since I had had to put my first horse down and I wanted a new horse.
I had more or less given up on getting my new horse before Christmas, but my parents had other ideas.
Apparently (I have never heard the full story) my mom called the owner again and he reconsidered. Surprisingly. After all, this horse was the horse his grandkids played on and the one that had won a whole lot of rodeos and competitive trail rides. He was truthful when he said he could get several thousand for her.
I am so glad he finally let me take her home. I got my Christmas horse (even though I paid for part of the bill) and I could not have been happier.
Here.. enjoy a bazillion pictures from all of the 7 years.