Much has happened here since I posted last more than a month ago! I’m not sure where to begin but I’ll try to remember all the important stuff.
I realized that acquiring Tank had been a mistake. As much as I loved the big guy, I didn’t have the time to exercise him. I put out a few ads to find him a good home.
I finally found a good home for Tank but at some point I thought the big guy would end up retiring here as a large (& expensive), lawn ornament! In the 6 weeks or so that I owned him, I only rode him once and that was in a round pen. He did fine but I was very careful. I hadn’t ridden in over 10 years & I pretty much out of shape so I took it very slowly. Tank was good and although he didn’t respond very well to the bit that I was using, he was a good ride.
Well, two ladies came to purchase him (2 separate occasions), and after being poked and prodded, he was saddled and ridden… about 3 feet. He bucked & lunged and was immediately dismounted. This happened with both riders and I was politely told that this horse needed A LOT of work. Oh well.
Then Lori came by with her 14 year daughter who saddled Tank, mounted him and rode him like a pro! She even rode him bareback and Tank was the perfect gentleman!
They took Tank home to Crossville and the last I heard, Tank is now ridden by Bree an 7 year old! Here’s a quick video of Bree & Tank
So lets just say that Tank didn’t like the 2 ladies that came earlier – he either wanted to stay here or was waiting for the perfect home with Bree!
I’m very happy that he’s found a good home. He was a great pony (I found out later that he was too small to be considered a horse), but needed more than what I was able to give him. Don’t get me wrong, he loved being in the pasture all day and being groomed and loved on but I truly believe an animal such as this needs a purpose. Now he has one and he works every day, as he should.