When you were young, your dream horse was the Black Stallion’s doppelganger. You pictured yourself galloping down the beach with your firey steed. Now, after your horse has taken off with you in eight of your last ten rides, you’re thinking that maybe you need a less gallop and more plod. Your dream horse today is Ol’ Dobbin, who’s never in a hurry to get anywhere.
When you first started entertaining the idea of purchasing your horse, you envisioned a 15.2h black and white pinto mare to trail ride and show for fun at the local saddle club. You scoured the Internet, pulled phone numbers off fliers at horse shows and spent hours with classified ads and a highlighter. Finally, you found her. Now she’s in your backyard and you’ve barely glanced at another horse since.
Tell us about your equine ideal, whether the horse waiting for you back in the barn meets the description or not. Have you always had one perfect horse that haunts your day dreams, or did your ideal change as you matured as a rider? Share your thoughts by clicking “Submit a Comment” below. Some of the responses may be selected for publication in a future issue of Horse Illustrated.
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