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Monday, 27 November 2017

Ballad of the Absent Mare


I am 90% happy and 10% sad to be writing this post.

I have made a big decision about Mystic’s living arrangements.  She is moving back to the property where the boys are.

Sleepy snow pony



The happy part is all my horses will be in one place again! 

I can see Mystic every day if I want to as she will be 15/20 mins from my house.  I will also have an indoor arena to ride her in so I can ride more than once or twice a week.  I’m currently limited to being a weekend warrior with her because the short days/my work schedule but if we get lousy weather on the weekends I can’t really ride then either.  When I worked three evenings a week it wasn’t a big deal… but now I have more time to ride and would like to make the most of it. 



It’s also handy because eventually my horses will live together at my property (#acreage2018orbust) so if they’re already living together before the move it will make the transition slightly easier.  They have lived together before (for about three years) but Mystic was at a training/lesson barn for a year and then moved to her current spot for another year so they will likely be “new” to each other again.



 

It is slightly bittersweet too - as I love the beautiful trails and I will deeply miss riding with my friend, C.  I usually prefer to ride alone (because I am a legit hermit in my heart) but I had so much fun riding with C.   Mystic also is handled/checked multiple times daily in C’s care and is fed her daily grain ration.  Those responsibilities will be back on my shoulders once she joins Apollo and Henry.




I made my mind up on November 22 and gave C notice that day.  Mystic won’t move until January 2nd as I don’t want to change up her routine and then leave for Mexico/family Xmas festivities. 

I am SO excited to have my girl closer to home! <3



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    1. Yeah part of me is quite sad. Hopefully I can afford a trailer in 2018 and then can ride with C again :)

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  2. Aww sounds like it'll be hard to leave your friend but a good long term decision -- especially getting the horses used to living together again in preparation for your own acreage!

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    1. I am so excited to have everyone in one place! :D

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  3. It will be nice to have them together! But I understand how tough it can be to move them sometimes!

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    1. I think it will ultimately make my life a lot easier! We are working on our condo in order to re-list it and I found that whole real estate thing really stressful last time, close horses ensures more riding :)

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  4. Definitely bittersweet to leave your friend, but it will be SO much more convenient to have them all in one spot! Sounds like a great decision on your part. And also good idea to wait until after the holiday travel is over.

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    1. Thanks! Once I made up my mind I wanted her there like yesterday but I think this timing is best for both of us :)

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  5. Bittersweet, but it will be so nice to have them all in one place PLUS an indoor!

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    1. Yes having a warm/bright place to go will be wonderful!

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  6. It's always so nice to just have one barn to go to. Its great practice for when your own place comes along. So excited for you, crossing fingers 2018 brings you the perfect farm!

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    1. I think so too! I really hope we have better luck in 2018 than we did in 2017 haha

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  7. 2018 will bring you beautiful acreage!!

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  8. Bittersweet but mostly positive it sounds like! Fingers crossed for acreage this year!

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    1. It was a tough call but the right one I think! Thanks, I'm sure hoping this will be our year :)

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  9. I think it will be really exciting to have all three together! :) I hope the move goes well!

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    1. I think it will make life easier for sure! Thanks :)

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