Neco’s story is short, but sweet. I have always had a love for paint horses, but never previously had the privilege of owning one.
Over the years I taught riding lessons in El Paso on a few Paint horses, but they were not mine. They were owned by the barn.
Then in 2001 we moved to Aubrey with no Paint horse in sight. At the time, we had two sorrels, a dun, a bay and a palomino. A few years went by and the desire for a Paint grew stronger. Finally, the saying “Good things come to those who wait,” began to become true.
My husband knew of my Paint horse fetish, and also my lack thereof. When the need for a new lesson horse became great enough, due to the other aging horses, he said “Go find yourself a Paint”.
We found Neco through an on-line horse classifieds web site called Equine.com. Neco was in Glen Rose, TX, owned by a cutting horse trainer, and was being trained in cutting. She was only 3 when we bought her, and needed quite a bit more training before she would be trustworthy as a lesson horse.
Jodie put about a years worth of riding on her and now she is an excellent lesson horse, and getting better every day. It makes me smile every time I look out in the pasture and see the happy, painted horse that I have always wanted. We are glad to have Neco as part of the Amor Ranch team!