A horse with no name

I’ve been through the desert
On a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert, you can remember your name
‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain
.

America – 1972

A significant reason for my tree change to a country property was to have space for a horse after many years break from riding. Living in a major capital city makes horse ownership difficult and expensive. So here I am almost 30 years later with a yearning to connect with an equine friend once again. I already have horse yards, a round yard, hay bales and saddlery but sadly, no horse as yet. We shifted here full-time four years ago, so time has been marching on.

This horse I am seeking is almost like searching for a unicorn – it is so elusive! Finding something that is quiet and suitable for a mature-age rider wanting to gain their confidence back involves a lot of patience and networking. I trawl websites and magazines to see what is available and in what price ranges. Once I find that horse, items to be added to the shopping list include a horse float, rugs for our cold, frosty days, and many other things.

America’s song about a horse with no name entered into my head as I thought about my search and how this nameless creature is out there somewhere. Believe it or not, growing up, my family did own a horse called No Name. We never did find her breeding background to help find her a new name. Hopefully, I won’t have to go as far as the desert to find my horse with no name or a name yet unknown!

4 thoughts on “A horse with no name

    • Lovely to hear from you Christine. Of all the creatures on God’s earth the horse is one of the most magnificent animals and the human race owes much to their contribution over the centuries. Like you say that love of horses never leaves you. When I was much younger and feeling down, a horse ride always banished any feelings of depression like nothing else. Will keep you posted about my search. Meanwhile, I continue to enjoy your regular posts. Lynn 😊🐴🦄🦘

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    • Many thanks Anne for your comment. People are very keen to offer free advice! But sometimes a horse needs to choose you as much as you choose them. One also has to be sensible about how much you are willing to pay. I promise I won’t give up!

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