March 5, 2013
My First Horse
Remember when you were a little kid and you always asked your parents for a pony? Well I was one of those little girls. I would always go up to my parents and ask but I always got a big "NO" and it devastated me knowing that I could never have a horse as a child. But I was shocked to find out I was finally getting my very first horse about 7 years ago. My childhood dream was coming true.
Trying to find a horse is a lot of hard work. You have to find a horse that is very loving, very well trained and is great with kids. It took me a year to find Roxie, my Missouri Fox Trotter, because I love horses that are rescues, likes to ride on trails, and are a little sassy. She is 17 years old, about to turn 18 years old in a few months. She is fantastic with children, loves to learn new tricks, and is very loving. I found her on the Internet over the summer and I fell in love when I saw her picture. I knew she was the horse for me. She was really skinny in her picture but something about her made me think that we would become best friends. I looked over her registration papers and saw that she was in Jacksonville, Illinois. I had a huge grin on my face because that was only 20 minutes away from our farm in Waverly. I found the owners number and called the same day. The owner said we could come whenever we wanted to try Roxie out. I told her I wanted to come over the weekend because it was still Thursday. Friday took forever to pass but eventually came Saturday.
Saturday morning I woke up, took a shower, got some breakfast, and drove to my farm in Waverly to get my cousin. It was time to go get my first horse. Once I picked up my cousin we took off and started for Jacksonville. The drive felt like it took a million years but it was only 20 minutes. I was so excited I almost peed my pants. I sat there and talked up a storm, trying to make the drive go by a little faster. We finally got to...