My priorities when looking for a new horse were: level headed, not in a hurry, trail experience easy to get along with, and shorter!!! I took along my riding buddies in my search. You know how your horse friend are always up for horse shopping :). We looked at a few but, none felt right, one in particular I didn't even bother to ride. I didn't have a specific breed or color in mind, though I'd been around a few Haflinger and they'd left me with a positive impression. I found an ad for an 8 yr old mare on Craigslist (gotta love Craigslist), sounded like this girl might just work for me. Made my phone call, the seller sounded honest and didn't mind my questions at all, answered many without my asking. Decided to set up an appointment to take a look, called my friends and we set out the next day.
While Camryn was as rusty as he'd told me, having only been ridden a few times the past three years, this showed but, she behaved quite nicely under saddle. As we rode away from the barn, Camryn's 1/2 sister was inside the barn and began yelling for her. I felt the slightest of hesitation from Camryn when she heard this. Then felt Camryn decide she was working and sis would have to wait. Her decision was the selling moment for me, I knew how easy it would've been for Camryn to just high tail it back into that barn with me on her back.
Camryn all tacked up after "trying her out".
"to be continued"