I've had a good couple of days with Joseph, going way back to basics and finding holes. I have spent every waking moment thinking about this horse for the past couple weeks and I've decided to offer him for reassignment through the BLM. I don't have his title yet, and that could work in his favor, keeping him protected for a year after a new adopter takes him on. I'm not holding my breath though, I don't think there is anyone out there who wants to take on a horse like this. I love him, and I don't even want to mess with it. But we'll see. Some people love a challenge. I have high hopes that I'm just not his person and there is someone out there who will make him happy, and he'll settle into domestic life for them.
Scout and I had a good walk yesterday too. He's such a goof. And it's such a breath of fresh air to play with a horse who's begging for attention rather than running away. I tried to talk John into giving him to me (again) but he insists he will ride him if we can ride together. Hmmm. Maybe he will, if I ever have a good horse to ride.
My posts may become even more sporadic as I slowly work my way through this crisis, and wait to feel well enough to saddle up and ride again. I will be riding Scout once I'm sure I can sit in a saddle without hurting too bad. And I'll continue messing with Joseph. But I really hope his human will wander into his life sooner rather than later.