Something happened several months after Danny’s arrival. I had been talking to the friend who was originally going to buy Danny. She had pulled out after deciding her workload was too much at that time to manage a horse. Things had settled down and she was now on the lookout for a quiet horse.
I said I would keep an eye out for her as I really enjoyed looking at horses for sale. At that time I was still a member of Parelli’s Savvy Club. They had a ‘members area’ online where horses were advertised. I happened to be browsing this page and saw an ad for a horse. The owner had bred some horses but now she had to sell them due to ill health. She had a Percheron cross for sale. He had been started – but was green. However he was quiet and would suit most people.
I showed it to my friend, but she wasn’t interested. That should have been the end of it! But I kept going back to the ad. The horse’s name was Saadi – and I could swear he was smiling at me from the photo! I would look at his photo, then go back to working on the computer (we were still running our business). Then I would go back and look at him again. This went on and on – and I couldn’t get him out of my head. I fell in love with him!
I emailed the owner and she sent me more photos – I asked more questions. And I stared at him – yes, he was definitely smiling at me! The owner suggested I come down and see him – but it would have to be soon as she was due to have surgery. She was about eight hours away. I thought about it – but I just couldn’t organise in that time to travel there. I asked for recent photos – which she also sent me.
I then talked to Doug and said “I think I’ve found my dream horse”. He was horrified! Weren’t three horses enough? I said “But I think he needs to come here”. By that time he knew I was hooked. He just said ‘I think you’re crazy. Do you really want four horses?’ No, I didn’t really want four horses – I’d never planned to have four horses – but Saadi needed to be with me! “Well” he said – if you really think you can manage it”.
I didn’t know if I could manage it, but I wanted Saadi!!!! So I told the owner I would take him – and then organised transport!! It was going to take two days to get here. Okay – it was done – just like that! Doug just shook his head – wondering what problem this horse would have!!!
Well ……..I was about to find out!!!
COMING UP – SAADI ARRIVES – WHAT HAVE I DONE??
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