By some black magic, a second sparkly unicorn has fallen into our laps, less than a month after the first (which didn’t vet). It is a lovely horse, well-schooled & very easy-going. Teen loooooved him & my trainer (the competent one) thought they went great together.
Still, I’m feeling…uneasy, I guess. I don’t think I’m cut out to be the kind of " buy it the same day you see it" kind of horse buyer that one needs to be in this market. Part of it is feeling like we must look at several, because, isn’t that what you’re supposed to do? I grew up riding whatever was offered due to economics & as a result am very relaxed about horses. If it can do what I need it to do, I’m not picky about personality. I can always find something(s) about each animal that I enjoy. And daughter apparently inherited that easy-going attitude, dang it!
The other part is uncertainty about what the winter will bring. I’m worried about hay prices. About Delta variant. Will the horse market bubble burst next month, leaving me kicking myself because horses would be hanging around longer & giving us more time to compare? At this point I’m half-expecting to encounter John Snow in the barn aisle: “Winter is coming!!!”
Anyone else feel like this?