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?
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!