Aka...I hate being an adult sometimes and having to do the right thing...
Ok. So. I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona which has been home to an annual Arabian horse show for the past 50+ years. Scottsdale was also home to many big Arabian show barns. You could drive down Bell Road or Cactus Road and they were all over the place. Tom Chauncey was on Scottsdale Road and on Sunday they held these mini shows where they'd bring out different horses. It was there that I became aware of *Naborr and Bask++, both of whom Mr Chauncey owned at one time. They would tell you about the history of the breed while showing off their beauty, either being led or at liberty. They called Toska Too their Goodwill Ambassador because she loved everyone and Simeon Shai liked to look at himself in the reflection of the glass in the sales center. Mr Chauncey usually came out towards the end and gave Simeon a carrot. Or some other treat. One year on Mother's Day some lady casually mentioned it would be nice if he gave someone a horse as a Mother's Day gift. Guess what? He gave HER a horse. On Easter Sunday they would put bunny ears on one of the mares and lead her around with a basket of treats for the kids in attendance. After the Sunday Showing you were welcome to tour the barns. I went very regularly.
KoHarA was just around the corner from Tom Chauncey Arabians and had beautiful grounds. I only got to visit once because they weren't open all the time, but the one time I was there I was introduced to this lovely guy
Well, if that was that then how come, at 7:01 I ordered a chestnut Arabian with the 2013 blaze with three medium socks, one low sock and hoof stripes on the two front feet, huh? Tell me that! But hey...I'm still a responsible adult. I only bought one horse. The one I wanted the most. I have no doubt they'll have another good sale down the road and I can buy the liver chestnut extreme tobiano with blue eyes and the 2014 narrow stripe...or another one.
The big question is, though, how do I explain the arrival of *Muscat when both my mom and my brother witnessed the buy/no-buy coin flip and know it landed on no-buy? I guess I'll have to deal with that when the time comes, but in the meantime, I'm getting an Arabian with lots of 'chrome' for very little money. Total score!
Have a good weekend, Everyone.