Talking with friends the other day and they questioned why don't I ever blog about the other horse? Good question. I guess I just do more with Harley and it seems interesting to write about. Not that Tank is not interesting, actually he has had a very interesting life and maybe I should share it with you.
Tank is somewhere around 25 years old at best guess. We never got his papers.
He has lived with me for around 14 years. He is absolutely the best boy anyone could ever want. He came from a ranch horse sale in Ocala Fl , the people who sold him brought him from Rome Ga. He has been used as a roping horse, team penning, sorting and trail riding machine. He can run like the wind......still.
His ground manners are impeccable and he will stand tied forever. He has been ridden English as well and could jump fairly well. Not so anymore. He has some early stages of arthritis and stocks up if left in a stall. I used to trail ride him frequently but must tell you I haven't even been up on him since last fall. No reason other than the lack of time around here. He still gets loved on and brushed and bathed and all the regular trimming and such. I realize he needs more than this and he has a lot of life left to him. Selling him is out of the question. There is no price worthy for such a great steed.
But because I want what is best for my friend, I have made a decision. I am sending him to a warmer climate to live with a family who have time for him and will enjoy him for all he is. I can tell you it is a fellow blogger but that is it. It was agreed to keep it private and if they want to share they will. The delivery is set for November when I will take him there personally. I prefer to look at it as sharing him not losing him. I think he will be very happy.