Saturday, May 9, 2009

Today, our 2 daughters are at Horse Camp doing various workshops. There will also be a safety test that they will have to pass with their horse in order to be involved in 4-h and to be able to show their horse at the fair this coming July. Since my 2 boys are not involved with horses, I will be entertaining them. There is a pool at a friends house that they are letting us use this summer, so that is what me and the boys will be doing sometime today.
Yesterday, we had to transport 5 horses from our house to the location of where Horse Camp is. Since, our trailor only holds 3 horses at a time, we were looking at 2 trips. For those who are not aware, trailoring a horse can, at times, be difficult. Of the 5 horses, 1 horse was a friend of ours that we are boarding at our place. They had recently, like 3 days ago, purchased this horse. This is the horse that gave us the most trouble yesterday. Point to remember..if you need to be somewhere at a certain time, start to load your horse early to allow for stubborness. The plan was to load 2 of our horses in first, then put the divider between back to front up. Then load our friend's horse. Our two horses went in great, but after 20 minutes of trying to get the other horse in, we decided on plan "B", which was to take our 2 horses out, and load our friend's horse in first. After 20 minutes of that, we decided to revert back to plan "A" minus our friend's horse. So we loaded our 2 horses back in and took them to Horse Camp. We dropped them off and came back for the other horses. We tried again to load our friend's horse, but to no avail. Then we loaded our other 2 horses and ran them to horse camp. In the meantime, our friend called the previous owner of the horse to see if he could come over and help load the horse. So when I arrived home, the previous owner was waiting to help load the horse. After an hour, the horse still would not go into the trailor. It was now 9:30 at night.
So you are probably wondering what happened to the horse. Did he finally get into the trailor? Did they give up? I bet the suspense is driving you mad.
Well, they deciding to try and load him this morning, which went absolutely flawless. Maybe it was the fresh morning air that helped him get into the trailor. Whatever it was, all 5 horses are now at horse camp.
I will leave you with one thought.

All 5 horses have to come back home... OH BOY!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to hear about the return trip. And, the next time I'M loading horses I'll remmeber your tip about allowing plenty of extra time for "stubbornness." Good post.