Anyways, the other day I saw a post on Hopeful Jumpers and I loved the idea, so I'm somewhat
When I was unable to have horses-yet still looking-I had several wants on the list. Yes, I made a list. And I was picky. I wanted something flashy, preferably a mostly white Paint overo, big bold face and if it had blue eyes, yes. In my budget (No way was I going to get the horse I thought I wanted for less than $1,000, but I dreamed.) and dead-broke, but still willing to, uh, move.
I wanted a good Western horse that would be capable of being English as well if the mood ever decided to come to me. Had to be tall, 15+hh, and muscular. No thin, scrawny ponies for me.
But then....this dude came along.
And yes, I absoloutly fell in love with the horse that was the exact opposite of what I wanted, but he was exactly what I needed.
Red was scrawny, no muscle, his mane was disgusting and his tail was even worse, he had no hair (darn Florida weather and bugs!) and I'll be honest, he really wasn't the prettiest horse in the world, but I always thought he was stunning. He was lazy, and if you wanted him to trot, you'd have to crop him a lot. He hated moving, he wasn't flashy, he was just Red. (Well, his name is technically Little Red...) But nothing on my list mattered anymore. The second I saw him in the field, I fell in love. I've never connected with a horse like that before so quickly, and I doubt I'll ever connect to this extent again. You all know our story, so I won't go too in-depth, but really. The last horse I would've ever chosen turned out to be my gorgeous, sweet boy and I wouldn't trade him for any horse in the world, Paint or not, but I did think this post idea was fun, so here are the horse's that I would totally want if I could actually afford it. ;) (Sweet itch medication is expensive, y'all.)
Like I said above, I've always loved Paints. Their markings are always so different and gorgeous, but I've met a few, well, rude and pushy Paints, so I'd be picky with personalities, haha! My first horse, the mini mare, was a Paint and I loved her, plus..what kid didn't dream of having a Paint just like Rain from Spirit?
3. Curly Horse.
Because, come on..who doesn't want a ride-able Teddy Bear?? I've heard great things about this breed, other than from my mom who owned a Curly cross mare and her foal, she said they were evil, but come on! Look how cute!
(Note: I didn't add Quarter Horse because I figured that was pretty much obvious..Quarter's are my favorite breed, duh!)
And if it has a long, totally natural mane??? Even better!
3. Dapple Grey.
Of course, I had to add a flashy grey. I love flea-bitten greys as well, but dapples are just so stinkin' gorgeous.
And of course, I have other favorites but if I listed them all, this post would be WAY too long! So, I'll end with a question! What is your dream horse? Describe it from breed to color to personality if you want!