The suspense of waiting for my new horse is killing me. I'd be happy just to hear something.
Those of you who have been reading here for a few years might remember Anchor. He is the big bay who was my first choice when I got Tonka. He'd be, let's see...10 years old now. 6 of those years owned but avoiding people. I worked my but off for a couple months with that big dude, 3 years ago. I removed his rotten old, broken halter that he'd worn for 3 years. He was leading pretty well, but I was still very nervous when I took him out of the mustang pen. He's so strong, and wasn't really trusting me. I had managed to trim his front feet with a chisel, a hacksaw, and a lot of patience. Eventually I even picked them up and worked on them in a more conventional way.
Anyway. Anchor is still looking for a good home. I know he'd like it here. I know I'd enjoy working with him. But I don't know if I could make him a good riding horse. He's so old, and has been so successful with his mistrust of humans.
Seems like horses are coming out of the woodwork, and all of them I like. But I don't feel like they're The Horse. And I'm not hearing back from the BLM! So hard to be patient!
I wish I could bring Anchor home. If I had unlimited budget for pet horses I would. I did love that boy. At the time, I told them I wanted him, but since he'd been halter broke they wanted to continue with him. Then life happened, they had other broke horses to ride, they had jobs, not enough time, and they had a baby. You know how it goes. They're good people. I'm glad they never took him to a sale.
Crap. I'm almost talking myself into this. Stupid.
In other news, I have a reliable, paying job! I'm still doing the equine dentistry assistant job, of course, but that's just a few days here and there. Now my vet assistant job at the spay/neuter clinic is no longer volunteer! Well, only for one day a week, but soon it will probably be 2 days a week. Yay! It's only part time, but it might be all we need to make ends meet. I hope. Because that still leaves lots of time for horse work.