16.1+ bay gelding, born April 4, 2010 (Tiznow - My Success, by A.P. Indy)
Raced once, 5/31/2013
I adopted Patient Investor, a 4 year old, in October, a month and a half after I lost my horse to colic. I thought I needed to be patient and the right horse would come along. I called Heather about 2 weeks after I had lost my horse, saying "This is very hard to make this call so soon," but I didn't want to call her after several months had passed by and have her say, "If you had only called me a few weeks earlier I had a great horse but it just got adopted!"
I had time in the middle of September and had already gone on the Akindale site and seen Patient Investor. I asked Heather about him. She said, "Come over today and see and ride him."
I really liked him--flashy mover, handsome and kind of like a big dog who just wanted to crawl into your lap. Again I needed to be patient. Another person had been trying to come and see him for a month. Heather told me this person had first dibs on him since they had made an appointment a while ago. I just sat back and waited for the text saying they liked him and that I needed to keep looking, which I did, but I had my mind on PI (Patient Investor).
The text came--they did not want him. I took my good friend Margaret along and test rode him again. She said, "I think he is a good project for you." So I got him on trial for two weeks and did a lot in those two weeks. He was great, nothing seemed to bother him. Tarp on the ground, plywood, water, loading on the trailer. He really had not jumped at all, so in the woods one day with a friend we sailed over logs and stone walls. I said, "OK I'll take I'll keep him." So all the paperwork had been filled out. All they had to do was cash my check.
Oh yes, remember in the beginning, when I mentioned he was 4. Well, I have never had a young horse and I have been riding since I was 5. Patient Investor is the perfect name. I need to be very patient and invest a lot of time. So his name will remain as he came--Patient Investor aka PI.
Since getting him, I have referred two other people to Akindale who have found horses there. What a great place to get a horse!