1.01.2011

ready or not, here we come

It's here, the day we've been waiting for! Brad hooked up the trailer, and we headed down to the farm. Everyone was in the shed staying warm from the frigid high winds. They all gave us an instant look of anticipation. No time to waste, lets get the boys loaded - it's cold outside!

Uh oh, the trailer - who is that here for?
(L-R) Koda, Nemo, Harmony
Cierra was in my back pocket, silly girl wanted to put Koda's halter on. Sorry little one, not today. I wasn't sure how Koda & Nemo would load, it's been a while. What took us two trips last year, was done in five minutes - they loaded right up.

(L-R) Cierra and Harmony want to come too.
 I wish I could bring the girls along, just look at their faces!

Cierra "if I look really cute, will you let me come along"?

Cierra "are you sure there isn't room in there for me"?
Ready or not Iron Horse, here we come! With the cold wind blowing, we only cracked the trailer windows open slightly and stopped to check the boys 1/4 of the way up. Temperature inside was good, we kept on rolling. I wondered what area of the barn Trainer Patty would put the boys in this time? We arrived to find the same center aisle stalls they had previously stayed in, with open doors and a welcoming lunch! They settled right in like it was home, but wait - Koda had a beautiful bay next door named "Amy". Watching them meet was too funny, both were hamming it up. Koda's ears stayed perked the whole time we were there, soaking up the familiar active atmosphere. Nemo had a Gypsy Vanner on his other side (our boys are next to each other) and enjoyed getting to meet him as well, but I think he wished he was next to Amy! I didn't feel bad leaving them this time, they are so content.

What an exciting day. Happy New Year everyone!!

5 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Glad it went well, that little Cierra , what a sweet face ! HAppy New Year

Carol said...

What sweet horses you have. Appaloosa's have so much personality!
Thanks for following my blog. I'm looking forward to reading yours. Happy New Year!

Jeni said...

aww look at that filly's face! How CAN you say "no" to that? While the boys are in training up there can you go and enjoy the indoor digs while you got 'em?

Rising Rainbow said...

I wonder if Cierra would be so ready to go along if she knew training was the plan. Although she is right they are going to be getting way more attention now that they've gone to horsey camp. LOL

Hope you have a most Happy New Year!

aurora said...

Thank you for the nice comments :)

Jeni, yes we will ride in the indoor arena. Part of the training package includes owner lessons, and now that the trainer knows our horses and our ability, we can go "just ride" too. She asked us to wait a couple weeks, so they get settled into the routine. It's a good 40 minute drive. We plan to ride 2X a week for sure, and hopefully 3X some weeks.