After learning more about Curlys and their disposition, I decided to start searching for my very own. My first one didn't work out due to his allergy to flies and I live in the woods with lots of flies. I was heartbroken, but it just wasn't fair to him. Then in December 2011 I ran across a recessive Curly in an online auction that was located in Ohio. I never thought I would buy a horse that way, but when no one bid on him, I just did it! He was going on 2 years old. He is my Rocky.
My second Curly is Corky. Notice that Rocky and Corky have the same letters? Corky is 9 this year and I was going to change his name, because I wasn't real fond of it, but he knows his name and when I realized the two names have the same letters I kept it. I bought Corky in August and he is green broke. I have absolutely fallen in love with Corky. He's only about 13.2 hands, but he rides like a 16 hand horse. I have a couple of Tennesee Walkers and his ride is just as good as theirs, if not better. He and I just fit! Whatever I threw at Corky in the fall on the rides, he just did it, with some gentle prodding. I get tears in my eyes when I think how much trust we have between us already. I've had a couple of other green broke horses and they would have taken me the other way when I asked them to cross the line on the road or go in the water or go blindly through the trees, but not Corky.
|Corky and I, Christmas day 2012|
So my goals for this year are to ride and ride! (Giggle) Like I said, I hope to get Rocky started once his mouth heals and for Corky we're just going to enjoy our rides! I do hope to widen Corky's horizons even more with parades and I've been kicking around the idea of barrels with him, but maybe a trail class at the local show is a better idea for me.
Looking forward to all of the incentive we'll give each other and reading the blog! Now to read everything behind this post! I'm a little behind already!