Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Fresh Start (I Hope)

Know what this is?

It's my application to the BLM to adopt!  I still haven't decided whether or not to adopt a halter-trained horse or an unhandled one, but I've got some time.  Who knows how long it will take the BLM to process my application and get back to me?  Additionally, since I'll be adopting (you know, if approved) from the prison, I have to make an appointment to go to one of the auctions (that pesky security), so we're still several weeks out.

Ideally, I'd like a range-born horse who has been at the facility for a while, just long enough to get used to people.  I've looked at the horses they've got posted online and am trying not to fall in love with any of them.  There are only a few posted online, but almost 2,000 at the facility that are up for adoption.  My plan is to just spend some time walking the pens to see if one "speaks" to me.  It's easy to fall in love with a picture, but a picture doesn't tell much about their movement or attitude.

If all goes well and I'm approved, I'd like to have one home by the end of May.

Wish me luck.