Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Selling a Dream- Abby's 2011 Filly

Why do I feel like the only way to begin this post is to shout "Hello!" followed by a series of echoing "hellos!", 'ello, 'ello, 'llo, 'o, 'o, 'o, 'o!"

"Is anyone out there!"- "out there", "out there", "out there"!!!

But I wont start things off that way because that would be just cheesy as hell and this post should be nothing if not serious (with a title like "Selling a Dream". Did you forget that I can be a wee bit over dramatic?!)

*clears throat and sits up primly in my chair*

Hello dear bloggerworld! I've missed you! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer! I'm not coming back to blogging just yet. We'll see. For now I just wanted to tell you this...

... I'm selling Abby's 2011 filly MyBlingsOnTheInside- by Jumping Jac Whiz (Topsail Whiz x Miss Maggie Jac- earning and producing daughter of Hollywood Jac 86) and out of Roosters Abby (own daughter of Gallo Del Cielo (Rooster) x Miss Shorty Lena (Shorty Lena)). How is that for a pedigree!

Why am I selling my dream filly? Because I cant have it all!

"Cant have it all!!???!" you exclaim!

I know! I was as shocked as you are! Along with that tidy bit of information I also recently discovered that I am not the centre of the universe, the world does not revolve around me and the sun does not, in fact, rise and set at my discretion. *huge exasperated sigh*

It's taken some getting used to but I think it really is better this way:)

I've dreamed of having a filly like Hola most of my life- a filly out of a stud I love and a mare I adore with the pedigree that I think is just magic... one that I can raise myself and keep for life. She is everything I ever wanted in a foal. But...

Last September I bought a mare that is nothing I've ever dreamed of. She is a medicine hat paint, a color I not only dont prefer, but one I particularly dislike. Her breeding leaves something to be desired. Her conformation is about as far from my "type" as it gets. She moves like a pleasure horse, not a reiner or cutter and is far from catty. She was cheap. She wasnt particularly broke. I figured I couldnt go wrong. I'd put some miles on her and sell her this September when it came time to bring Hola and Abby home... I didnt feel bad about that because I figured that I could give her away to a great home and with the time I put in to her she'd have a better chance at a good life than if she had stayed up in the hinterlands where she came from (where she would have remained relatively unbroke for the rest of her days.) Turns out I'm not very smart. This revelation also occurred to me just recently.

I ride Princess about five days a week. We haul out. We ride trails. We play in the arena. I love to ride her. I love to be around her. She is a pleasure. I've gotten more use out of my big white mare in less than a year than all the other horses I have owned in the past ten years combined. She is beautiful to me now because beauty really is as beauty does.

So I'm not keeping Hola.

Yup, just like that. These past few months have been filled with lots of revelations and trials and tribulations. I wont bore you with the details (she says as if someone is reading this and after writing a lengthy dialogue that is of no interest to anyone but herself). Let's just say that I feel very blessed in life. I just hope someone out there will feel as blessed to have Hola as I do Princess.

MyBlingsOnTheInside can be seen at McBridesQuarterHorses.com . Please contact McBrides for futher info.


  1. Sounds like a pretty good call to me, and I expect you've put a lot of thought into it. Princess is a keeper. Hola will find a great home with that breeding and that cute bod.

  2. Hello! *waves back* Yes, yes, we hear you! Welcome back :)

    For the record, Princess thinks you are the center of the universe, and that says something wonderful about you.

  3. That is one pretty filly. I'm quite sure she won't have problems finding a perfect home. And with Princess, you know you have a keeper, and that's a great feeling!

  4. I am happy for you...and sad.

    I am ecstatic that you have finally found a horse you can enjoy to the fullest.

    Sad that you cannot have your cake and eat it too.

    Hola is going to grow up to be the kind of performance/show horse you always dreamed about...

    I truly hope you find the home that will take her all the way.

    Princess on the other hand...

    Well, she's obviously turned into the kind of horse you need right now.

  5. Hello!!! Nice to hear from you'll! I forgot how much fun it is to share! Hola is a cutie... She is such a sharp featured filly, I think she will have her mommas good attitude but some real zing from her dad.

  6. She is beautiful! But we cant keep them all or we starve to death. You definitely have bragging rights though! Looks like you have some others that are pretty shiny too. Wish you the best!
    Would love to exchange links with you.

  7. Hello! Good to hear from you! Hola is so adorable! I'd scoop her up in a heartbeat if I wasn't trying to downsize at the moment! :) So happy to hear you're enjoying P so much too! Very fun! Can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

  8. I have been chanting "I cannot buy a weanlings... I cannot buy a weanling... " since you posted this !!!

    She is very beautiful, I'm sure that was one tough decision to make. One that I'm not sure I could make - Kudos to you!

  9. Wow she sure is a nice filly, but I think you made the right choice with riding and enjoying Princess so much. There are always other well bred horses out there when you are ready for them.

  10. Sometimes it's good to see that you are happy with what you have, even if its not what you thought you wanted....sure the lovely Hola will be found a happy home by you!

    Love, eh? And by the way, Princess looks just lovely to the rest of us, love her blue eyes.