There’s something special about the sheer power and speed that comes with riding a running horse, especially when it’s within control. Riding a wide-open gallop is hard to beat.
Knowing the bloodlines of your papered horse can offer great insight into their disposition and athletic capabilities.
At my place, it’s a hassle and ultimately a waste of money, as most of our horses are yearlings and 2-year-old colts that live together outside and destroy anything that comes into their paths with their curious little noses. No fly mask, no sapling tree and definitely no blanket is deemed safe on our place unless kept under lock, key and quarantine.
Opinions are funny things. In a world as passionate as the equine, it’s hard not to have thoughts and conclusions based on experiences.
From the tractor in the yard and the placement of each gate, to the types of feeders and the fencing materials each place utilizes, everything on a property represents choices, labor and sacrifices made.
The move to Texas brought with it chilly winds in the fall and winter, unpredictable terrain, longer days in the saddle, and a need for another functional layer.
“Fear of missing out” may be a silly affliction, but there is hope for horses (and owners) who suffer.
Some horse shoppers take their time and weigh the decision over an extended period. And sometimes, the horse market is a place where folks simply mill around and browse.