Well...I was going to post about my job today. I never really posted about it. Just as I was getting ready to click the "New Post" button, B made a phone call that changed my mood and my post topic.
When I got home from teaching my class, B surprised me by saying that he may have found someone that would take our older horses. Now, this was news to me because I didn't know that we were looking to get rid of them. First off, we were just fostering Teddy, so we couldn't very well get rid of him without figuring out whether we were allowed. I'll admit that I didn't think I was going to ride Teddy again after he threw me...not because I am scared to ride, but he has become extremely aggressive and kinda mean as of late. I didn't really like his attitude under the saddle, and felt that maybe he needed a more experienced rider then me. But still. He and Laddy (our other older horse) are best buddies, and I wanted to find another horse before we decided what to do with Teddy. But B is worried about costs, because we are headed up to my other property this weekend, and may be bringing back my three other horses (at the very least, we are bringing back one). He doesn't want to be responsible for 7 horses. I understand that. But as far as I knew, we weren't bringing all 3 back and not to mention, the other 3 are not broke, and are very young (2.5). I definitely am not getting rid of the only 2 horses I am able to ride. So, needless to say, I was not happy with this news he just decided to throw at me and let him know.
Well, he decides to call the place we are fostering Teddy for to ask them what exactly we are doing with him. Turns out, they want to come and pick him up tomorrow because they want to give him to an equestrian team. They were supposively going to call us tomorrow and tell us they wanted to come and get him. So, it seems we are losing Teddy tomorrow. He is going to a new home. Which, was bound to happen, but it seems so quick. I've had no time to adjust. And I'm terrible at letting my animals go. I love each and every animal that is on our farm dearly, and they mean so much to me. It takes a lot of me to let them go...which may be a bad thing, but it is the way I am. The only good news from this phone call is that we will no longer be getting rid of two animals...that's for sure. Laddy will be staying with us. But Teddy will be leaving...
I feel sorry for Laddy, who is going to miss Teddy terribly. I am going to miss seeing him outside the window...his grey body is so noticeable at night. Regardless of the fact that he threw me, he is a good horse...he is in so many of our wedding pictures and he loved attention. And food. I'm sorry to see him go.