What's interesting about this whole 'trial' business is how it goes heart to head to heart to head. If I hadn't had such a long trial period, I would have bought the damn horse already. But the longer the trial, the more I waffle because my head says "maybe you could find one with NO problems". Then I laugh hysterically because...well, it's a horse. And a living being. And ain't we ALL got some problems, it's just a matter of finding someone who's baggage goes with ours. At least that's what the Mister always tells me. Course he also tells me "I loved you yesterday and I loved you today and I'll probably love you tomorrow." Probably. Thanks, husband.
Though I'm a TERRIBLE commenter (meaning I hardly ever do it), I've been reading horse blogs for years. And I don't think I've read ONE SINGLE BLOG where they said "my horse is perfect and has been from day one and narry a problem in the last 15 years." Maybe there's one out there, but it's pretty rare.
Instead, there is the bumpy transition of getting to know one another. Of finding out if they leave the toilet seat up or down. Can I sleep with that snoring? Just like with people, this can take some time. It may be a year before I know what's really lurking under the adorable face of my trial pony.
Anyways, for those of you who ARE decent commenters, I'd love to hear stories (or just put links back to your blogs!) of what you went through with your new horse as you got to know them.