And the Trainer Says…
I sent out the email to MerryLegs’ trainer. I told her how I liked a horse that wasn’t lazy and unmotivated. This was my biggest concern. His owner made me think he wasn’t, but she didn’t actually ride him. Mingo was a very quiet, sleepy horse, and he drove me crazy. For many people, he would have been the perfect horse. My older niece simply adored him. They were the perfect pair from the very first ride, and I am so glad I had him so she could enjoy him on trail rides. I loved Mingo, and I still miss him. I had him from birth—he was really my baby—but he didn’t suit me for a riding horse. I need a horse with a work ethic—not a crazy, wild horse, but one that is willing to move.
MerryLegs’ trainer told me about his training and then she said the magic words. She said, ”I cannot imagine that Merrylegs would be a lazy horse, and I'm sure he can work!” Do you see that exclamation point she put at the end of the sentence? So, not only was he handsome and friendly, but it sounded like our personalities were a good fit. She even said that, too.
She said I should restart him from the beginning, since it has been so long, but he should pick it up fast. That sounded good—it was what I was thinking of doing, anyway.
I took a few deep breaths, and decided…
That I should sleep on it. I would make my decision the next morning.