Our old rescue mare Tinkerbelle is still here, we had some issues with the transport and getting her a layover in a middle point that we had to cancel the transport all together. We are still looking to mover her to her new home in New Mexico this upcoming week and are working on getting her to at least Alamosa, CO. Her new owner can pick her up there if we can get her that far. It really is too bad that it all feel through last minute. I had Tink all ready to go, paperwork in hand and had to pull the plug. I am sure that we will get her there eventually. We are all ready for that day to happen though.
I am getting the final details ready for our big trip to Minnesota this week, we are planning on heading out on Thursday or Friday and will be gone for 5 days going up to MN, down and over to Montana, down through Wyoming and back home. Three horses to pick up along the way. One to her new home outside the springs and the other two are coming to my good friend up this way. What a trip! I am really looking forward to it though. It's not every day that i get to go on an all expenses paid sort of vacation. And every chance i get to grab my dog and head across country i will take. My sister will be taking care of my horses while i am gone and i spent the majority of today setting her up with enough hay and grain so that all she has to do is toss it at every one twice a day and keep the waters chipped open. Not too much to ask, if you ask me.
The snow is falling again here and it is nice to have. We have been lucky enough to receive alot of moisture this winter, still could use more. But you can definitely tell that spring is just around the corner. There are days when the horses seem to care less about anything but being reckless. And it drives me crazy but at the same time it reminds me how blessed i am to be able to do what i love every day.
Which brings be to another topic. I have had alot of people asking me lately about my horses (which i don't mind) But some of these people have not been up front with their knowledge base and when they come out to look at the horse they are less than prepared for what horses really entail. If you are a first time horse owner or a complete beginner rider, do not look at a green or unstarted horse. The only reason that the green and unstarted horses of mine are priced the way they are is because they have received a little amount of training and are simply not yet worth a whole pile of change. I offer my horses to approved homes through the rescue and the ones that sell through the ranch are priced the same way. It is simply not fair to offer a horse at a ridiculously high amount simply for the money involved. I am happy to assist anyone in finding the perfect horse for them, but if you approach a green broomare and try to jump on and take off, you will not be happy with what happens next. If you are a total beginner i am glad to help you and even train one of my horses that will work for you to be your dream horse. If you are interested in training your own horse, fantastic, but be up front with me about that so i know which horses to show you. Vegas is a good example of this, i do not like having to take back my horses, when i adopt out a horse i want that horse to be in that home forever, i don't even plan on seeing them again. But it has happened so many times before. And being in the horse business, whether it be through breeding, rescue, training, or selling, is really tough. And people like me in the horse world are constantly being told what we are doing is wrong. There are alot of supporters out there too, don't take what i say wrong.
Alright i am done ranting for now, catch you all later!