Friday, November 14, 2008

The long goodbye

Well, the day has come for the goodbye. Tomorrow I will load Harley for the last time and say my goodbye's. I am taking him to the Craig's barn tomorrow for the official swap. They have some folks coming to try him tomorrow and more later this week if tomorrow guy doesn't take him. My feelings are mixed of course. Today a rainy and dreary day set the mood. He was his usual little scampish self doing his best to aggravate me. Some things I will miss about the little devil; his baby style whinny whenever he hears or sees me, the neatness he keeps his stall, that beautiful long black mane. Things I will not miss; lunging at my kids, being a pain in the ass to catch most days. I hope someone gets him and takes him all the way, I know he is a great little horse with a great future ahead. I learned a lot from this little guy in the two years I owned him. He was/is probably the most athletic and talented horse I have owned as of yet. Good friend Tiffany is riding with me tomorrow for support, yeah right she just wants to see and ride Frankie! Yes it is gonna be a long goodbye........

7 comments:

Train Wreck said...

What a difficult decision,sounds like the right one. He sounds like a handful.I don't know how I would part with either of mine, Be strong.

Karen J-S said...

Tomorrow is going to be hard for you I'm sure. But, what you're doing for yourself is good...you're going to have a horse that's more reliable and can grow with your family...that's the most important.

Harley will find his place in the world.

Chin up.

Rising Rainbow said...

Wow, Harley is actually going to be gone. I didn't know if you could go through with it.

It sounds like Frankie will be a wonderful replacement though. Focus on that and it should help you get through. I will be thinking of you.........

Melanie said...

Hope that today isn't too awful for you. I am sure that Harley will find just the right home, with no little kidlets to attack.

Pony Girl said...

I'm so sad. I love little Harley. Heck if I could afford another horse, I'd take him! ;) I love me an occasionally hard-to-catch horse, LOL! ;)

An exciting time, too. Frankie is a new challenge on the horizon! Harley will find himself a new special person.

allhorsestuff said...

Hay Cowgirl~
I hope that yesterday was bearable with your freind Tiff along and the anticipation of Harley finding the home that will "take him all the way" makes it easirer... coupled with the excitement of owning the Light Wonder horse, Frankie!
Anticipation . . . .

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

It's a bitter sweet situation. A difficult decision, but you know that it is the right one. Say your goodbyes and dont look back.