Monday, September 24, 2007

Greetings From the Cow Killer

So my truck was finally assessed and the insurance check is in the mail. I do have to have some body work done since the left front panel was pushed up to the door. But other than the bumper and side light everything else seems okay...except the cow of course...Loved the comments by the way...

Well, I finally did it. I moved. I have a few odds and end and a house to clean, but I'm more or less gone and am so happy. Everybody has basically read my woes with the owner of the place, but when I was on fire this summer things got pretty traumatic. I haven't really been able to talk much about it all because it's been so traumatic....but two days into a fire my pregnant brood mare got caught up in the places crappy fences and ended up putting a hole through her leg. She ended up alright because of my awesome neighbors who moved her out of there (and a very expensive vet bill), but had to be kept over there to foal. Well, I left on a detail the morning she birthed a perfect little red filly. I was the first person to handle her and ended up being the last. That afternoon their gelding tore down 30 feet of fence and snapped off 2 posts to get at and kill her. It wasn't my neighbors' fault at all, they did everything they could, including trying to resuscitate her. I didn't find out until 3 days later when I got into cell phone service. If the owner of the place I was living in had taken any pride in his place she would have been where she belonged, at home in her own pen. That sealed the deal for me. I started looking and now I'm gone.

To put things right, this weekend Shane and I went to a performance horse auction to purchase a young horse for him to get started. While checking things out he said I should go look in the weanling pen (where the babies are). I kept coming back to this beautiful dark chestnut colt and looked him up in the catalog. I wanted to show him to Shane, but he just told me to go ask the brand inspector (out local expert on horse conformation) on what he thought. Well, the brand inspector said he was just about the best in the pen and had the papers to prove it so I passed on the info to Shane thinking maybe he'd get something younger if it was well bred. He asked me the number and then ended up buying a horse that came before him in the auction.

I was like 'oh well' and then Shane asked me the colt's number again. I told him and he said, "well, I'm replacing the foal you lost, are you sure that's the one you want?" SOOOOO....I have a beautiful 4 month old colt being registered in my name! To top it off my buddy Kelly is being stationed in Italy this fall, so he's giving me Dasha, the little paint filly I had in my care last year! So I have two new youngster coming to make their home with me this week!

Also - I LOVE the school I'm working in....LOVE it! Things are finally going my way and I'm NOT jinxing it by sharing! I wanted to pass on the good new! And I will have pics soon!

4 comments:

AJ said...

You sound so much happier! Glad to hear it!

Brooks Family said...

Congrats on the new additions in your life :) I can't wait to see pictures!!!

Crystal said...

Wow, seems like things are really looking up. Your new colt sounds beautiful - it would be great to see some pictures.

Are you still coaching at your new school?

alanna rose said...

So happy for you!

Now, we just need your new address...