Since I've introduced Kung Midas to you all the other day,
I think it is only fair that
I'll do the same with our other handsome horse
Indigo will turn 5 this year.
He seems to be a Berber/Andalusian/Something else,
we don't know for sure.
We don't have his exact birth date either.
We only know that he was born 2004 in Spain.
We bought him 2006 in Austria.
A nice german lady who called herself an animal welfarist, had rescued him in Spain from very bad circumstances, as she described to us when we met her.
Indigo was brought to Austria in Fall 2005, amongst 14 other horses and ponies and a couple of dogs.
At that time we owned a Quarter Horse gelding which was in desperate need for company. So we started to ask around and heard about that lady with those horses, folks had told us that she was trying to find homes for almost all the horses,
because she couldn't take care of them anymore.
It was a Sunday when we went to a small village in Lower Austria called Griesbach.
It was a mostly sunny day with some rainshowers in between.
Spring was on it's way.
We met the german lady and looked at all those horses, young, old, large and small.
They were all standing in a large paddock,
feeding on two or more of those large, round hay bales.
They were all wet and some of them looked really miserable.
Our plan was to pick one of the younger geldings...
The first horse that got our attention
was a cute Arabian mixture with a very pretty face.
The decision was made quickly,
he would be the one to go home with us!
But then another young horse started to walk towards me,
he looked at me and I could almost hear him say:
"Please, take me too!!! "
And we listend!
Indigo when we saw him for the first time (2006)
We managed to get a very good deal on both horses,
started to get the fences and paddock up and ready for
horses to come home.
(Our QH gelding was borded on another place at that time.)
One week later we had 3 horses running around our house, and we loved it!
Indigo and his former friend Santos, the Arabian mix
Indigo an his former friend Joe (QH)
But life goes on and things change, they always do...
A lot has happend since then,
the QH gelding and the Arabian mix
got to go and live in other places (Lower Austria and Tirol)
and Indigo got to move to Sweden with his now best friend Midas!
Indigo is everything Midas is not.
a rock in the surge,
a friend who likes to stay in the background,
never afraid to come forward when a lesson is to be learned or tought.
Even though he is "our" horse,
he is really
no ones horse.
He chose to come with us that day in Griesbach,
and we are
that he is part of our family!