I have a serious case of horse lust. I'm trying to be strong and regularly tell myself to be practical. But it's really hard! I desperately want to have some of Yeller's relatives. Yes, Whiskey will have a baby that's related to Yeller but it's not the same. I would love to have his half sister, even though she hasn't been handled much, and is not really suitable for an acerage operation. I would also love to have one of the yearlings. Yes, even though I already have a yearling. And it would be time and money consuming to have two same aged babies to get started. Yes, I know I should be learning from the Buddy debacle and look at aged trained horses.
But I don't want too! I've decided based on my years of horses that Buddy is not a reliable indicator of the young horse experience. I'll keep telling myself to walk away. We'll see how well my resolve lasts through the summer.