Friggin’ horse transport companies.
They’re running a day behind and won’t be picking up Hodor until Thursday, instead of tomorrow.
We all know why. Despite what they say, it’s because they found one more run to add to the list. On the one hand, I understand it’s a business, and I don’t reeeaaaaalllly blame them – it’s a business, and they need to make money.
On the other hand….
DUDE. You can’t push it back a day. I’ve been waiting seven years. One more day after seven years is an eternity.
Of course, when Hodor does get to my new barn, he’ll get out of the trailer, glance around… and then load right back up on another trailer to go to a different barn located about 10 miles away. For the first time in 23 years, my new barn closed its doors to incoming borders – they’ve got some kind of weird equine flu going around, and they don’t want to chance anything. I appreciate that, but I admit I’m a teensy bit disappointed. Once everything clears up they’ll trailer him back to his new stall.
On the other hand, it’s definitely a good safeguard, because I don’t want him to get sick…..
Yeah. I’m kind of tipping the scales on the luck-o-meter lately.
Summersmom (whose little sister is the person who cuts my hair – and DANG she does a better job than anyone I found down in Orange County) has a friend who is willing to drive us, so all we need to do is split gas.
In a little over a week I’m going to be loading up MY HORSE into a trailer and taking him with me to Montana for four days of pure riding and no children.
Just…. wow. Seriously, wow.
I love my husband He’s currently working 12-14 hour days (some days even longer) to make this happen for me. He’s pretty awesome.
Also, in other fun news, after my sister read my last post, she sent me this email:
“When you described Hodor why did you leave out the Andalusian? I think that half of him is more prominent than the TWH. If my memory is correct, and not saying it is, he was described as an Andalusian/Walker mix….probably TWH. Of course, my memory can’t be quite certain if it was Friesian or Andalusian….I just keep leaning towards Andalusian.”
Breed means nothing, really. if I know what label to apply to him, it’s not going to change his conformation (which I think is awesome) or his personality (which I also think is awesome).
It’s a LITTLE bit cool that I had some kind of Iberian horse (even if it’s just a half breed, like me) just fall into my lap by accident.
On a side note, I loved all of your comments on my last post – it’s kind of cool to be celebrating with a bunch of people I’ve never met “in real life”. You guys all rock.