You know how horse shopping sounds like it should be fun, but ends up sucking?
Well, you know what’s actually fun?
Vicarious horse shopping.
I know I can’t be alone in browsing facebook sales or dreamhorse ads even when I am absolutely not getting another horse.
One of the boarders at my barn is thinking about getting a Mustang from the same prison auction we got Eugene and Levi from. It turns out that shopping with a goal is even more fun than aimless window shopping. I get to browse all the pretty ponies and play armchair critic and then I get to enjoy a new horse without spending any of my own money.
It’s so enjoyable, I thought I’d share the fun. Here’s the catalog and here are the videos. There are seriously so many cute Mustangs. There’s one in particular I really wish I could get for myself, but I won’t spoil it for anyone else.
If you’re interested in actually adopting a Mustang, here’s a link to the event information. Even if you’re not up for adopting, if you live anywhere near Carson City, I recommend checking it out as the auction is really fun to attend as a spectator. If you’re not up for the drive to Nevada, there’s also a Mustang auction at Sacramento’s prison this weekend.
P.S. For anyone wondering, we are nowhere near the fires here in California. We’re actually about 2 hours away from them. Thankfully! We are currently living inside a giant cloud of smoke that makes breathing difficult and eyes burn, but it’s nothing compared to the people losing their lives, their horses, their homes, and so much more.