With much anticipation we made the drive north to pick up our boys and bring them home, forever.

We pulled into our trainers farm to find all three of our horses in the front pasture. I SO wish Ciera was coming home too…maybe when Brads show season is done, or then again maybe not for a while. Sigh. He feels Cierra has stayed sound & healthy during her show career because she stays in training, and therefore gets ridden regularly. Without an indoor, that would be impossible for Brad to do. Especially in the winter.

Nemo was tossing his head & trying to hide under Koda's tail. A clear sign his allergies were bothering him. We also noticed both boys had been bitten up pretty badly on their chests over the past few days, especially Nemo. They’ve gotten bites before, but not this bad. Poor babies! At least the gal that works at the barn was putting SWAT on their nasty bites.

We didn't stick around long. Both horses loaded up right away. 
Nemo walked himself into the trailer when Brad sent him, even tho he hasn't been trailered for a loong time. Such a good boy!

I must admit I got a little teary eyed on our drive home…this was really happening!!! After too many years, we were bringing our boys home!!

Whodathunk the poor little city girl who had to get sponsored to be able to go to horse camp, not only has her own horse, but even a place for him to live! I never thought it possible, not in a million years. I am so thankful, and feel truly blessed!!

We tucked Koda & Nemo into their new stalls. In our barn, on our land, and fed them our hay, that we grew. Nothing short of amazing that this is really happening!! 

We sat down to spend some quality barn time with the boys, and let it sink in. Us humans celebrated with a special adult beverage we don't normally drink. Jack Daniels Single Barrel on the rocks, mmm!! 

Their new stalls are larger (12'x12') then where they were living, and so much brighter. I'm not sure they knew what to make of it at first. So much newness to look at. They absolutely love their windows, fresh air with a view!



Tomorrow will bring more firsts. No doubt it will
 be a snort fest. Exploring those new sights, new smells, a new pasture, and Harmony will arrive. I can't wait to see the three of them together! I wonder if they will remember each other?


Linda said...

Congratulations!! Woohoo!! Let the good times roll! Your life with horses will be so much richer now. Enjoy and take lots of pictures of all those firsts.

Grey Horse Matters said...

I’m so happy for you! I’m sure they are loving their new home,it looks beautiful! Now you get to enjoy them every day.

Shirley said...

Oh how exciting for you! We have long awaited this post! That must have been the best feeling ever. Yes now lots of pics of them exploring their new home.
Being able to grow your own hay is such a huge thing, so much easier to control the quality of your feed.

aurora said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being on this amazing journey with me, it makes it all the more special <3

Mrs Shoes said...

They look pretty darned happy - as if they have known all along that they deserve this kind of life and it's finally happened. Just like you. ;-) ((hugs))

C-ingspots said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations on reaching this wonderful milestone! You're going to LOVE having your horses living with you...awesome! Your barn is beautiful.