I thought I would start with introducing the main player of this blog my new horse Montego. He officially became mine shortly after I graduated from school in 2019. I had no intentions of owning another horse so soon after Belle, but as life normally happens it was unexpected but too good of an opportunity to pass up.
Some Fast Facts:
- Show Name: Monsieur (I’m staying with the French theme)
- Barn Name: Montego
- Birthday: February 7th, 2007
- Height: 16h
- Breed: Swedish Warmblood Cross (I don’t have any papers, but I was told his Sire was 100% Swedish Warmblood and Dam was 50% TB and 50% Percheron)
- Favorite Treat: Peppermints
- Fun Fact: His mane and tail are wavy like they just had braids taken out
Although Montego only became mine in May 2019, I actually met him first back in November 2016 right after I had sold Belle. I attended college in Maine, and while I was away at school I decided to find a barn to ride at up there as I was missing my riding time. I was looking at a couple of barns in the area, but when I arrived at Montego’s barn the rest was history.
During my tour, the barn owners mentioned a horse that may be available for possible lease as his owner was looking for some additional help with his training. It’s going to sound crazy, but when I walked out to his field to meet him it was like we were destined to find each other, a feeling you can only really understand when you find that heart horse of yours. I continued to lesson and lease Montego on and off while I was at school and timing perfectly aligned he became for sale right around graduation. About a month later, I brought him back to Pennsylvania and we jumped right into life as a pair.
He’s the horse I have always dreamed of owning. Runs to me in the field, often acts more like a dog than a horse (must be a gelding thing), and is game for any adventure I have. I am looking forward to achieving many of my riding goals with him, including moving up the levels in Dressage.