Adventures in Horse Shopping: Post Aiken Discussions

Aiken is my last big horse shopping trip for a little while, and with good reason- it is both mentally and physically exhausting to spend an entire weekend running around in search of the perfect horse, and photographing 5 other horses to boot.

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I am somewhat recovered enough though to provide a little insight into the trip. Overall I sat on 5 of the possible 8 beasties I was there to see. Of the other three, two were sold or pending sale as I arrived, and the other was clearly not the right fit so I opted to focus more on the ones that were. This also gave me a bit more time to meet with Beka of The Owls Approve and enjoy a quick lunch at the Aiken Brewing Company!

And this folks is why you don't do portraits at noon XD though Beka of course looks cute!

And this folks is why you don’t do portraits at noon XD though Beka of course looks cute!

The horses I sat on were all wildly different from one another- a wizened caretaker push-type ride, a fiery little thoroughbred, a green broke baby, and others.

baby

In the end I was shocked to find not one but two horses that I would happily call mine.

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No more details yet, as I’m still discussing with the A team, but no matter how it turns out in the end I still think Aiken would be considered a success!

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