I first met Wyatt on June 4, 2014. He was 5 days old and an ornery little colt. He and his dam were in the indoor. He came over to see me, nipped me and took off across the indoor. “Brat Colt” is by a Shining Spark grandson, out of an own daughter of Smart Little Lena. There was something about that foal. I wanted him from the first time I laid eyes on him. We knew he was special, but it wasn’t feasible to own (& board) three horses. Even though I was kicking around the idea of selling Rawhide, I’d still have to pay board for a horse I couldn’t ride for 2 years. I put that idea out of my mind.
I still visited him when we went to the barn and played with him a bit. I had to try hard not to get attached. He was still there when I sold Rawhide and still for sale. At 7 months, he was turning into a nice colt. Still ornery, but very sweet. I passed him up again for the same reason.
When the trainer we bought my new horse from delivered him on January 1, 2015, we told her about the colt and convinced her to buy him. He was loaded into the trailer and off he went to his new home. I was no longer tempted by the colt I couldn’t have and was looking forward to my new, well trained horse.
I only owned my new horse for a year when I found out he needed to be ridden more than I could get to the barn. He was put up for sale and I was casually looking for a new horse. I called the trainer I bought him from and asked if she had anything. She told me she had the perfect horse for me and asked if I remembered the chestnut colt. I couldn’t believe she still had him and that she was willing to sell him.
He turned into a beautiful colt. Still unnamed and still ornery, a bit cocky, but friendly and curious. He was quick, agile and had attitude. He grew up to be everything I wanted. After almost 2 years, the colt was finally mine. We were meant to be together.
Follow Wyatt’s training, antics and adventures here.