My boys got very excited when it got here!
They just knew it was especially for them!!!!
Maybe part of the reason I pulled my head out of my butt on Sunday and made a good run was because I was so excited at what My Honey bought...
Christmas came early for this cowgirl!!!
It all came about thanks to the people you heard cheering on the video. A super, SUPER nice couple we met at the barrel racing. They are a couple like My Honey and I...horsepeople and bikers. My Honey had rode his bagger down to Moab for the weekend. The country is so beautiful there and we wanted to take a ride through The Arches National Park on the bike. And we did.
But anyway, this couple came over to check out My Honey's bagger and we visited for quite a while. My Honey asked them how they liked their living quarters horse trailer and they raved at how much they enjoyed having it and how much fun they had had at rodeos and barrel racings.
We have been wanting a LQ anyway, but most people don't really tell you that they "enjoy" their LQ trailers. These people just made it sound like a lot more fun to have one, so that kind of got us excited about getting one again.
It just so happened that My Honey had seen a handwritten "Must Sell" sign on one of the billboards in the arena, so when we got there Sunday morning, he made me call the number. As luck would have it, the owner was at the barrel racing and had the trailer there. We went and looked at the trailer right away. Unfortunately, the owner had just lost her job and was wanting to sell the trailer immediately. A couple of other people were looking at the trailer, but one didn't have a big enough pickup to pull it, the other was having a hard time talking her husband into the purchase.
Not one to let a good deal get away, My Honey told the owner we would take it and the trailer was ours.
On the way home, we both had some time to think and we realized it might have been a bit of an impulse purchase. But once we got home and had a chance to talk about it, we figured it was still a pretty good deal. Should the trailer not be exactly what we wanted, we could easily resell it.
So now, people can stop giving us a hard time for buying the dually and not having a big enough trailer to really justify it. Cause baby!!!!....We have a big enough trailer now.
The living quarters has an 8' shortwall...
It's a 4-horse with a collapsable rear tack, so a person could actually haul 5 horses if they want...
There is a bit of repair work. The owner(who is a wonderful lady!) had a blowout and it took the right fender off...
She offered to have the fender repaired, but My Honey told her that was okay, we will be taking it in to the local trailer place and have them go through everything anyway. The neck is going to have to be raised a couple of inches and maybe the jack lifted, plus we wanted to make sure everything worked-lights, air, heat, water, etc. It was all set up to be towed by her semi, so we need to make sure everything is reset to the pickup.
We couldn't resist hooking it up to the dually right away and taking it for a spin around the block. I let My Honey drive...I think I now have too big of a rig! I'm actually scared to drive the darn thing. I just know I'm going to run over something with this extra long bugger.
Good thing My Honey likes to go to rodeos and barrel racings with me right?