Friday, August 29, 2014
A Bit Emotional
12 years ago my parents worked hard to clean the barn so our horses could move in. Wednesday my parents cleaned the barn so we could hand the barn back. We are officially moved out.
My horses are happy and we are too, so I was surprised to be a bit emotional. The biggest reason was I got to thinking that we are leaving Barry behind. He is buried in the woods along side another horse he used to go out with. I almost feel like I have lost him all over again. Crazy I know. He is with me where ever I am at.
I found his shoes while we were clearing out the place. That probably opened the memories. Combined with the emotional environment, I think it put me over the edge. The owners said we can come visit him though, which helps. Barry loved that farm and he has a great resting place.
Along with clearing the barn, I also made the decision to stop trimming Jenna. I had all intentions of continuing with her, but Gretchen thought I would be stopping since we moved. At first, I was going to tell her she was wrong. Then I thought about all the problems she caused us in the last few months and the negative environment. The little bit of money I earn would not make it worth the drive and frustration.
Now that the old is out, we can focus on getting the new in order. Show preparations begin this weekend, show next weekend and hopefully lots of riding to follow.