Friday, April 27, 2012

Bad, Good, Great

Bad-Got a phone call that Mr. has torn his suspensory and can no longer be ridden. :0( I am really sad for him, but still can hang out and groom him (per his owner's permission.) He is having surgery in hopes that she can use him for trail riding. Poor guy. Think good thoughts for him!

Good-In my new found big girl pants I am going out today to try out a 13 year old IRS mare. She is a sale horse at our barn, and I am going to see if we are a good fit. My trainer and I both agree that she's not the kind of horse I should own, but she is a good horse to ride in the meanwhile. She was a hunter/jumper for years is just doing first level (not that I can do much more than that) but my trainer thinks I should fine a older school master first. I told her owner that she will sell within the week. That's how my luck runs! I ride a horse and it sells or breaks. I'm bad luck. She's beautiful. Brown with a big ol' blaze. Her sale add says she's 16.2. I don't thinks she's that big. She seems pretty little. That might just be because the rest of the horses are so huge. Wish us luck!

Great-Thinks are moving along with moving Denali. The more I talk to the guy who is coming for her, the more I love him and am just so excited for the mare-wolf. I called his references and everyone really likes him as a person and said he takes great care of his horses. His son is a trimmer and a steer wrestler. I told him that they'd have no trouble with Denali then. Lol. For now Denali is going to go live in a giant field being a horse. I'm beyond excited for her. It's funny. I never in my life imagined that I would re-home her, but this really is a great plan for her. I said before that if I could find someone who could provide for her that I'd let her go. I guess God answered my unsaid prayers. The man who is "buying" her told me he appreciates how much I love her, and that he likes knowing that she has a place to go back to if things don't work out or something happens. Denali has a vet appointment on Monday to get her shots, her teeth done, and her coggins, etc. I am also having her microchipped. JUST in case. It's more for peace of mind than anything. I realize that it might not work out, but even if she's there for 6 months, it's 6 months of no bills.

Keep Denali and I in your thoughts. I'm sure that as happy as I am right now about everything, I will become a blubbering mess when she goes.


SprinklerBandit said...

Poor Mr. That is no fun at all for anyone.

I'm super happy about the Denali situation (as I've told you, lol) and this mare sounds promising. It would be super if you could just find a nice, quiet horse to lease while you get your sea legs back.

Erica said...

Poor Mr. I hope he makes a quick recovery.

Good luck with the Denali situation I am sure everything will work out great!

achieve1dream said...

Poor Mr. That totally sucks. I hope the surgery is a success and that he recovers well. :)

What is an IRS mare? I can't think of anything with those initials. I can't find it on Google either. I hope it all works out for you to have a horse to ride.

I'm so excited for Denali. I'm guessing it will all turn out perfectly. It's sort of like summer camp for Pia. Time to remember how to be a horse. This is probably the best ever solution for her. :D

Denali's Mom said...

Opps! ISR (International Sporthorse Registary!)

achieve1dream said...

LOL! I feel so much better that I couldn't find it lol. :D Thanks for clarifying!