Tuesday, April 13, 2010

All You Need is Love

Do you remember the story I told you about Siggy? He's been here at TMF for roughly a week and a half, and so far, is loving it. How can you not? My barn is cleaner than my house.

Not that Siggy would know, he hasn't been in the house yet. But, there's a first time for everything!

A great friend of mine, Cynthia (aka Cyn, aka one of the Horsewives) expressed an interest in doing more than taking lessons on Siggy - she was interested in possibly half leasing him.

Now, what's a half lease? In the manner of Aislinn and Cat, both loyal blog readers, does she lease the front half of the horse, or the back half? (Ew.)

Both! In a half lease, she pays partial board for Siggy, and in return, she can come and ride him whenever she likes. In the meantime, we can still use him for lessons and for Matt to ride.

Essentially, it's all the fun parts of owning a horse, without the headaches. A full lease is when no one else but Cyn rides him.

They met for the first time last Wednesday, and it was love at first sight. Or bite. Cyn came loaded down with bushels of apples and pounds of carrots. Siggy took her for a lovely ride, was the unflappable, charming gentleman he always is, and Cyn fell hard and fast.

I think Siggy did too.

They saw each other again on Saturday. Cyn is clearly stroking his ego here, and he's loving every second of it. A picture speaks a thousand words, don't you think?
(Photo by Arliss Paddock)

Cyn choosing to half lease Siggy means this boy can now get all the extra love, attention and focus that he perhaps never got in his prior life, before Akindale pulled him out of the Kill Pen at auction.

My title at TMF? Trainer/ Coach/ Matchmaker. Sigh!


Catherine said...

It is definitely a match made in heaven! They are perfect loving souls for each other. You done good, KC. And Cyn, congratulations!

And KC, thanks for clarifying the half lease idea for Ais and me. It makes perfect sense now. Plus if Ais and I ever lease a horse together I don't have to worry about knee-capping her in order to get dibbs on the front half.

Cynthia D said...

That's my new Baby!! He is the sweetest boy, and it breaks my heart to think of the the wonderful, loving animals that are put down every year. Thank goodness for folks like the ones at Akindale and Thunder Moon Farm!

Catherine said...

And you, Cyn!

Jane said...

So happy for you, Cyn! and for Siggy!!!