Sunday, July 2, 2017

(Mis)Adventures in Leasing: Part 3 - The ISO

Except history doesn't always go smoothly. In fact, it rarely goes smoothly. I was so so so happy to have a horse picked out by the end of winter break, and Silver was such a good option. It was almost too good to be true.

When spring break came around, I texted Miss El asking if I could take Silver to the open schooling day at our local equestrian center. Same one that I did with Baby a couple years ago. I thought it would be useful to get out and set myself up well for show season. I got a text back with news that I did not expect at all. Silver's owner had decided to retire him and gave him away to a friend. It probably hurt even more than it should have because the week earlier, I had been rejected from the degree program that I wanted to get into. I was crushed, and the degree thing actually made me pretty depressed for a couple weeks following the decision.

They switched my decision, and now I'm in, but I can see why they said
no in the first place
Many tears later, I finally sucked up and posted an ISO, both a fake one and a real one. I got a couple bites, including Max's owner who offered the trusty gelding once more. That was also when my trainer first offered Roman, but I was worried about being able to bend and canter to the right. I kept looking, got a couple more bites, and then decided that I just wanted to keep things simple. Summer 2017 would be just like 2016, and in April I decided I would lease Max.

Unwatermarked bc I don't want to cover his perfection
In late May, I got another text from my trainer: "Have you found a horse yet?"

4 comments:

  1. Leasing sounds more difficult than buying!

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    1. It is! The liability part is probably the most difficult though.

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  2. That sucks about the degree program but I'm glad that you eventually got in. Hang in there!

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    1. It actually motivated me quite a bit to work on my art, and it's getting better! It'll just take some time.

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