Patience may be a virtue, but I'm quickly discovering when it comes to getting what I want, one I'm lacking in. I desperately want my cutting horse. And I'll keep tucking money away in my fund. But it's killing me, absolutely killing me to not go out and buy something. Yesterday!
The funny bit is I'm not even able to ride right now. I just don't have the time with too many other commitments. But darn, if I don't want that stinking horse to call my own. (Not that I don't already have 3!) I was thinking back to Chelsi's post on Princess. And here is a classic example where I will buy something even if I don't love it, if it meets my criteria. It needs to be trained, sound and sane. It needs to be something I can ride and learn off of comfortably. To put an exclamation point on it, I would even write a check and send the trainer off to purchase something. Gasp! (So out of character for me!)
But would I love this horse? Want to keep this horse? Bond with this horse? I don't know because at this moment in time, this hypothetical horse is simply a step. A step in the right direction of allowing me to learn at a quicker rate than if I tried to accomplish this goal on a horse without the inherent talent or abilities.
That being said, I do fantasize about having a young horse of mine come up the ranks and compete successfully with me. We shall see which one will be reality first.