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