DailyBlog : I Got a New Horse!

Well, it’s official, I have a new horse! His name is Titan. He’s an 11-year-old Tennessee Walker. 16hands. In good health. Well broke, decent ground manners as well.

Deciding to get Titan was completely unplanned. To make a long story short, he is a good horse who ended up in a bad situation. He was at a feedlot and he was going to be sold to slaughter within one day when I happened across him on Facebook.

I’m not a religious person, I’m pretty adamantly agnostic, but I can’t be more thankful to have someone in my life who was not only willing to help this horse, but willing to help this horse become mine. So many stars aligned in just the right moment. This is the same person who basically saved my life three years ago as well in more ways than she probably realizes. Like I said, I’m not religious, but she did come into my life at a time when when I really, REALLY needed to be shown some kindness.

I grew up riding, and to be honest, if it weren’t for horses I doubt I would have survived my childhood. Even though my quarter horse was very hot and injured me many times, I still loved him. As an adult, I rarely get the chance to ride. I live downtown. Most barns are quite a distance away and board is extremely expensive, but because of an amazing person in my life having recently taken over the lease on this particular barn, I’ll be able to board Titan affordably at a small facility quite close to my downtown home. I don’t think it’s possible for me to feel more gratitude than I do right now. Horses were really the only “missing piece” in the life I’ve worked hard to build for myself, and now I have one again.

Titan won’t be here for a few more weeks. We pulled him from the feedlot but he’s spending a few weeks in quarantine just to be sure he’s completely healthy before he is hauled across the country.

I’m so excited for his arrival! I can’t wait to get ‘back in the saddle.’

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