This is the horse I was so excited about bringing home. His name is Dominus Villa. If I did not think he was special before...I surely do now and this is why...
When my Mother was ill, I pulled all of my horses shoes off and turned them out into the back pasture knowing that I would not be riding for a while. As you know, things took a terrible turn for the worst and I lost my Mother only 5 days before Christmas. I had only begun to morn. My grief manifested itself in unexpected ways, one being the total loss of a passion I have had my whole life - riding.
Many of the blog readers have requested more pictures of the horses and me riding them, but due to this circumstance, I did not have any.
This mighty one has changed all of that for me though! Dominus is my new show horse and I am more excited than words can express!
When we returned from our trip to get him, we were faced with the possibility of a hurricane. Poor Dominus had to stay in his stall for 2 long rainy days and the first time I could long line him, he threw a shoe. My wonderful farrier made a special trip out to the farm for me though on Sunday morning and right after he left, I was able to ride my boy at home for the first time. These pictures were taken as I was about to dismount. I am sure that by next week I will have some action shots to show you. Can you see the smile on my face? I think my passion has returned!!!