Sunday, May 17, 2015

So long, and thanks for all the fish

So, in kind of a crazy whirlwind, it all went off without a hitch and Fawkes is at his new home. Because I didn't expect it to go so quickly I wasn't prepared with anything.  I had to get a Coggins pulled and a brand inspection and he was due for the farrier so I wanted to get that done before he left too.  Somehow, it all got done and he left on Friday.
We got one last ride in too

 His new home is everything I could have asked for and I can't believe how well it worked out.  He moved to a facility farther away from the metro area with big fields for turnout and a really talented young adult rider.

Yeah, he looks pretty happy
I am definitely a little sad - we have been partners for 3.5 years after all - but I can't feel too badly.  He is in a great place with someone who is already in love with him!

As for me, I don't plan on taking a break from riding.  My horse friends are already generously offering up their horses and I might pick up a part lease this summer.  Hopefully, some other life stuff gets worked out in the next few months and then I can figure out my horse future.  It seems unlikely I will blog much if at all for a bit, but I am going to keep this active, keep up to date with everyone else's blogs, and maybe start up again when I have a new journey to share.

Once last roll in the indoor with that wild pony mane
Thanks for sharing in Fawkes' story!


  1. I'm glad that you found him a good home! Looking forward to hearing what the future brings for you.

  2. Bittersweet! I'm glad he got a great home though

  3. Sounds like it all worked out for the best!

  4. There are so many positives for both of you, I hope that you enjoy your time being horseless, and keep enjoying the ride!