got to thinking that the sun was going to continue to shine. I got to thinking wrong. Today, it was overcast. The early snow/rain mix turned into a light drizzle. I looked at the horse pen this morning and uttered one word – yuck.
I didn’t at all feel like pen cleaning or riding, but I did both. After, I felt virtuous. I rode Tinni and ponied Signy. Then I rode Siggi and ponied Raudi. Both times, Hrimmi came along. The horses were chipper because it was just a hair cooler out.
The news of the day (which I’ve embedded in this dispatch because I’m not sure I want the whole world to know this) is that we just put down a deposit on a three horse trailer. Now we must sell our two horse trailer. The new trailer is in Walla Walla, Washington. (This is where they grow the onions). Pete’s going to go down to America after I return from Portland and bring it back here. He might also pick up Skjoni, an Icelandic gelding. This will help defray travel costs.
And what do I think about this? Like Pete, I’m nervous. I don’t want to end up in the poor house. We will have to sell our two-horse trailer soon, otherwise we won’t be able to do our trip However, buying this trailer was the right thing to do. On our return trip from Colorado we had three horses because we’d just purchased Signy. It was hard on the three because they were all bunched together. They were good sports about it – I have this fond memory of seeing three heads peering out the two windows at me. But all lost weight. A three horse is a far better idea because this way they’ll have their own little area. There will be no more snitching of hay from the other’s pile. All in all, it will be a more comfortable ride for them. And because we have a new truck, it’s going to be a more comfortable ride for us.
Pete might also bring back some hay. This’ll be good because like trailer costs, hay costs less down in America, land of plenty.
So verily unto you I say – Giddy Up.
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