It happened so fast

Mar
2012
06

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

A real looker

After the decision was made it happened so fast. I put in my applications for an OTTB with 3 rescue groups on a Sunday night by Monday morning I was on the phone with one and moving ahead with the process. One week later I was at a horse farm in PA looking at 5 OTTB mares. I was specifically going to look at a 6 year old recently off the track 16.2hh dark bay beauty but that’s not what I came home with. Although a real beauty her and I didn’t have a connection. She needed time to be let down, to remember to be a horse and to settle in. I knew right away she wasn’t the horse for me so I moved on to the other possibles they had at the farm. I went from horse to horse and they were all really nice horses, then I got to the last one and feel instantly in love. A sassy, extremely well bred, 15.3hh, just barely 4 year old filly, with so much personality it was bursting right out of her. When she decided my hair would make a tasty meal, let me play with her lips and eagerly scooped up the peppermints I took with me as a horse bribe, I knew she had to be mine. I made the deal and in 3 days time she was with me. My head was spinning, I was nervous but most of all I was beside myself with excitement. I renamed her Jezebel ….