Sunday, March 18, 2012

Horseless in Shelton

It's been a busy weeked for me. I planned on writing megawords on my latest novel, but I only wrote 300 words all weekend. I did mow the lawn for the first time since last fall. Of course, the lawn is all moss so it was hard to see where I'd mowed.

The other chore I had this weekend was haul my horse back to my former trainer's place. She'd going to breed her this spring.

Saturday morning, I hooked up the trailer and caught Gailey. Expecting her to give me problems when I loaded her, I'm happy to report she loaded easily within a few minutes after some token resistance.

Now she's gone.

My husband couldn't wait to get rid of her. I somewhat felt the same way. After all, having a horse on the property cramped our style. We couldn't go off on a trip at the drop of a hat, or come home late from work whenever we pleased. So now we're free...

We went to a hockey game last night. When we got home, Hubbie ran to the barn to check on the horse. No Horse.

Oh, yeah, she's gone.

I woke up this AM later than usual. Gotta run out and feed the horse. Wait, no horse.

We should have been happy. Instead, it was like a part of our life was missing. When I sat in my library, I can usually look out on the horse pasture, but again, no horse.

It's a weird feeling when you've adjusted your life around a horse, and she's no longer a part of it. I'm sure we'll adjust, but it'll take a while. We both miss her. It's like a part of our lives is missing, and actually it is.

She'll be back in the future, so for now, we'll try to appreciate our freedom, even as we miss her.

5 comments:

jenj said...

Having horses at home IS a lot of work. It DOES cramp your style. But somehow, now that we have them here, I just couldn't imagine NOT having them.

Enjoy your freedom while you can, and look forward to when she comes back!

PS. Any chance of finding some part-time barn help? It's great if you can have someone come by once or twice a week so you can have a day off. My help is a lifesaver - I'd go crazy without her!

Laura Crum said...

I can so relate to this. The horses are SUCH a problem when I want to plan a trip, but I love having them at home. Its a paradox.

Breathe said...

I can't wait to have a horse at home to plan around....

Alison said...

Will she be back bred and then you'll have two to take care of? What fun! I think. I remember those days of raising babies. It was challenging!

Jami Davenport said...

She's being leased to my trainer for breeding. I can still go to the barn and ride or groom her. I plan on doing that.

It's weird not having her. I keep looking out the window expecting her to be looking toward the house.