My, and I Mean MY Illicit Affair....
You never know what's going to happen in a day. And today, my Boss left for the Holiday, and I had most of the day off. So I went to Breakfast. Went for a long ride. Went to lunch. Came back to the stables and bought a Horse of my Own.
These things happen.
I hadn't PLANNED on that. I lease a horse, and that had always seemed fine to me. Why bother buying one? But then, this Illicit Affair came along. I wrote about him a while back. There is something really special about him. I don't know. Horses were horses before.
He talked to me. I fell in love.
My trainer Melissa owned him. She knew how I felt about him. She knew (As I didn't) how much I really needed my own horse. She saw us together. She listened to me go on about him, his potential, his love. She laughed when I came up with him today, instead of my lease horse Anna Montana, just to hang with him and brush him and make him pretty. Melissa KNEW he was my horse. (I've known her over 10 years now and I think she has been biding her time, she knew it would happen)
I've been wanting my own horse since I was four. Badly. Didn't think I would ever have one. Melissa and I talked. Talked about expenses, board, what happens if I start to ride him in a month or so, and we don't work together, what happens six months from now if it doesn't work for me, owning my own horse.
It works. I still think of it as a joint venture, between me, her and Illicit Affair. Couldn't do it without her, when I say she has made me VERY HAPPY that does not beging to cover it.
His back was hurt some months ago, but is better now. He is still underweight, and needs training and work. He's only four. Pure Arab too. I won't be riding him for another month or six weeks, at least. I want to be sure he's ok.
For the moment tho, I own a horse. For the first time. There's something about a dream you've carried your entire life coming true that is so overwhelming. I cried all the way home. I can say My Horse.
I think, really think, that when the Universe speaks, you need to listen. You can see where you need to go if you are very quiet and listen, and what you need will be there and come to you, if you do. Very often, it is right there in front of you, and you realize you have been there the entire time.
This is so right.
Love and Illicit Affair,