I restarted riding at South Cambridgeshire Equestrian Centre (http://www.scec.co.uk/) but very soon started hankering after my own horse again, wanting more than the weekly riding lesson, so started the hunt for a horse.
My wish list was for something that was sane, had done a bit of everything but with enough left for me to bring on and develop, preferably an irish sport horse type......When I contacted the owner about Paddy I wasn't that interested as he didn't have completely clean legs, was an e-racehorse, a thoroughbred and was very green.......I only went to try him as it was on the way to another horse viewing!
Well I dragged my daughter & her boyfriend (who also rides) with me & when we arrived it was raining, cold and miserable but then I saw him & saw how he was in the stable & being handled I was already half smitten! He was gentle, sane & very pretty (I'm a sucker for a pretty horse!). We then rode him and he went very well with nice comfortable paces despite the rain and horses in the next field prancing round & distracting him....After this it took me all of 10 minutes to decide to buy him!