Inquiring minds want to know, right?!
Just where are all the horses that BadEventer has blogged about over the years?
After my first “ride to Rolex” turned out not to be interested in upper level eventing. And by “upper level”, I mean anything above beginner novice.
And she became the-world’s-best-trail-horse instead – I chose more carefully.
My next ride I affectionately referred to as My Little Satan.
She was pretty.
And jumping her made me smile.
This is the horse that took me around my first Prelim………….after 30 years trying to get there!
But after completing a couple of prelims, the fearless leader had a bit of a chat with me about her.
It went something like, “you did it, you’ve gone prelim, now sell her and get something else. You work harder than everyone else and you’re always last in dressage…….”
(I’m sure it means something that one of our dressage photos became an internet meme! Yep – that’s us!)
The fearless leader continued, “For the work you’re putting in, you should be winning, not killing yourself trying to ride this one.”
I suppose he had a point. She was the image that became the BadEventer logo after all!
Then there was the small detail that he didn’t think she was a good candidate for the move up to Intermediate. So selling her while she was young & BadEventer proof on cross country to someone who wanted to stop at Prelim seemed like a good choice.
But – here’s the thing.
And she was gone.
She even tried to flip over once because my groom dared to try & put boots on her for me.
It’s not like she hadn’t worn boots every day of her life! She was a saint for me but had a serious case of “STRANGER DANGER!”
So yes, I tried to sell her.
So now she has babies instead. I even have two of them! I’m sure they’ll make their own appearances in the Bad Eventer Tales soon!
Stay tuned for Where are They Now – Part Four!