After much prep for the Swedish Mountain Western Pleasure show, the day finally arrived. Kyler chose to enter BR's Marcella Star, and spent many weeks conditioning her to her prime. She performed fantastic on show day! She listened to Ky's every subtle cue and she shown in the ring like the star Kyler knew she is. They happily came home with a fifth place ribbon.
The sun was streaming in through the window in the office. Kyler casually scrolled threw the for sale adds on the local horse trader website. She quietly read out loud to herself, "Appaloosa foal for sale, loud color, big boned..." she trailed off as she scrolled down far enough to see the attached picture. A handsome face stared back at her through the screen. Ky soon found herself dreaming in the colts blue eyes, thinking back to Special Effects arriving a few days before, she soon had a sprouting idea like no other. A Walkaloosa. She pulled her cell phone out of her jeans pocket and quickly dialed the number. She anxiously listened to the ringing, "one, two.... Hello Gem?"
A week later, Kyler pulled up to Spotted Acres in a happy ball of excitement. As she put the truck in park and turned it off she looked around. She sighed quickly, soaking in the horsie surroundings. She climbed out of the truck just in time to meet Gem. "Ready for the big day? Gem asked with a smile. "More than ever," Kyler exclaimed , "where is my little man?" Gem smiled and motioned to a nearby paddock. Kyler grabbed a new orange halter and lead out of the truck and quickly followed. As soon as they got to the gate Kyler felt her breath escape her. He was gorgeous. Meteor was running around the medium paddock with another Appy foal. Kyler whistled to him and he quickly spun to meet her gaze. His movement was fast and fluid, good for western pleasure, possibly even roping. He stared at her inquisitively as she entered the paddock. He slowly took curious steps closer to his new life. He stopped just an arms length away from Ky and she stuck out her hand for him to sniff. He took in her scent and soon after started to playfully butt her hand. Kyler and Gem giggled. Ky slowly slipped his halter on and started leading him to the trailer. " Come on Meteor," she spoke softly as he bobbed along beside her. "Let's go home."