I bought a horse today.
Meet Penny Lane, #624 at the Enumclaw Sales Pavillion September 2011 auction:
She is an approximately 7 year old stock-type mare, about 16hh.
Why would I do something so crazy, you ask? Well, I don't really know. I can't explain it. I have been "browsing" horses for sale somewhat compulsively for months, but never really felt compelled by any of them. Until this mare showed up on a message board I frequent. She was in the kill pen, ship date 9/13/11 (tomorrow!)
I agonized about her for several days. I couldn't stop thinking about her. I had every reason not to get her. Bad timing, not enough money, no place to keep her, etc. But I just couldn't get her out of my mind.
Everything seemed to fall into place over the next few days. A member of the Auction Horses message board offered to pick her up for me and gave me a great deal on board for the next month. My husband was supportive. Last night, after discussing it with him for the thousandth time in three days (LOL) I decided to go for it. This morning, I paid for her over the phone, sight unseen. She will be picked up tomorrow.
Welcome to our adventure :)