Monday, August 22, 2011

Out of Sight... but Not Out of Mind

This evening I was contemplating just what I was going to do if Hola does not sell before I have to bring her home (in the next month basically)... the market is tough out there especially for young stock and while I think she is priced well I know that it will take time to find that special buyer. While she has been out of sight it (though never out of mind) it has been easier to stomach the idea of letting her go.... but I just know that as soon as I lay my hand on her baby soft coat and look in to those eyes, so much like her kind momma's, I'll be undone. I'm torn between praying that she sells to an awesome home as soon as possible and praying that she doesn't so she can come home. There is a reason why I made the tough decision to let her go- you know, that whole "I cant have it all" bullshit bullshit bullshit (I love this scene from Forgetting Sarah Marshall) I wrote about last post.... but that doesnt mean I have to like it.

As a matter of fact, I dont.

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 . Please contact McBrides for futher info.