Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Backblogged: Realizations and Revelations

On Monday, I moved Scout to a new barn and Special K moved her adorable little Arab with us. It was a long and wonderful day, one in which revelations and realization occurred throughout.

Philosophical revelation: Go to a place where life is new.

Born at the new barn, not even 24 hours old.

Logistics realization: Where possible, move your horses together.

You'll be just fine here, you'll see. You've got Gambler.

Practical realization: Some horses know hay feeders, others, not.

I don't get it. I am hungry. How is he eating?

We rode to our new barn in spirit-lifting weather, dawdling and looping for 90 minutes, engineering to arrive with the horses a little worn out. Scout and Gambler went into a paddock together, and it became clear that for all her posturing and bossing, Scout is entirely dependent on Gambler. Nose pressed against his withers, she clung to him throughout their exploration of the new yard.

Emotional revelation: Wary Scout is so attached to her people.

You guys are coming back, aren't you? Can you come back now?

It was the best of days, it really was. As the sun moved west and shadows fell over the east side of the big barn, K and I sat together on an old park bench, bagging Equi-Shine and watching our horses reading pee-mails and patrolling their new perimeter. Next chapters are inspiring and exciting when begun together, for the horses and for their humans, too.


Anonymous said...

looks like it was a nice sunny day for the move. Hope all turns out well in their new digs:)

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

'reading pee-mails'... awesome. :) Glad the transition began smoothly. Wishing you all the best at your new digs!

K said...

Sounds like you are all off to a great start at the new place! Loved the pictures :-)

Anonymous said...

Glad the move went well and hope the new place works out.

Story said...

Hope the new place works out great for Scout. I had a good laugh at your description of her investigation of her new environment. The hay rack caption cracked me up and I might just have to borrow "pee-mails" lol.

The Demon's Kat said...

I always love reading your blog, this one particularly interests me since Gambler is in it, I can't wait to come see the new barn and when Saxony is there too, I'm ready for something new and I'm excited and I'll be extremely happy to see Gambler again. I last saw him and Scout and the others this past Saturday, since I'm not sure when I'll be out again...(I think I might have separation anxiety...)I'm very grateful to you and Special K, for sharing your horses with me. :)

Katie said...

You captured this beautifully.

Once Upon an Equine said...

What an adorable foal. I hope you all settle in well in the new place. It is nice to be at a barn with familiar friends and horses. Cute pictures.

Rising Rainbow said...

What is that song, A new day..... a new dawn...... Sounds like there was lots of that for you on move in day. Hope it continues on in the same vein.