Monday, October 5, 2009

Special Delivery

I thought my special delivery was going to arrive tomorrow...but it came today...and I just couldn't wait until tomorrow to share with you all!

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...

A mid-tack with doors and swing-out saddle racks on both sides...
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?

16 comments:

Vaquerogirl said...

WOW!! COOL!!!
I just know you are going to trick it all out so cute!!
I have a couple of friends with LQ's like this and they love them. And the girls drive 'em too!
Lucky girl!

EveryoneThinksThey'reGoodDrivers said...

Wow, I am envious.

Congratulations!!!

cdncowgirl said...

SWEET! heh heh And here I am thinking of upgrading to a 3 horse gooseneck - like Kimfer's dad's - so that I can 'cowgirl camp'.

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Wow! Princess Grace, you have quite a palace there! Enjoy. You deserve it.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Rock on!! That is sweet!! I am totally jealous now! We have been wanting to buy a nice trailer with LQ, but we just haven't bit the bullet yet...Maybe someday LOL!!

Leah Fry said...

That is AWESOME! Are you gonna pimp your ride? Can't wait to see it once you get it just the way you want it.

And congrats on the great ride in your previous post.

Laura said...

Sweeeeeet ride!! :-)

That is a nice trailer, even with a bit of repair work needed.

You'll be travelling in style now!

I would have a hell of a time driving a small truck and trailer, let alone one that big! (actually I can barely back our small SUV out of tight places, who am I kidding! lol )

Anonymous said...

Ah, you'll get used to the length. Just takes practice and some nerve (we know you have THAT)! I was scared to death of our 8 horse slant with a 6 foot short wall, but now I actually prefer it over our 4 horse straight tandem with a 6 foot short wall. Just practice!

Christina said...

Congratulations! Having LQ will make things so much easier and maybe you can travel even more. We have one in our sites....maybe a year or so away but one day!

Anonymous said...

Now you have room to load horses and bikes and go off for a week to fish and camp and ride.

Once Upon an Equine said...

That's very exciting! Have fun with it.

Tammy said...

With both horses & bikes in your family, it can serve a dual purpose at the same time. Congrats! It is a great find!

Andrea said...

OH how awesome!!! I am so jealous! It looks fabulous!! I think I would have been jumping up and down for joy if that pulled in my driveway!! Congrats!!

Mikey said...

That is SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Now you fools have NO EXCUSE to not come visit!!!
Droooooooooollllinnnnggg here. Nice girl, nice. That man of yours? Keeper!

SunnySD said...

Sweeet!! That absolutely rocks! I'm with Mikey - lots of drool here - LOL!

Michelle said...

Ohhhh....I am SO jealous!!! This is like my dream trailer. Don't worry, you will get used to driving it soon - it's not that hard once you do it a few times. I used to regularly drive a 32' 6 horse slant and it wasn't bad. And it's fun to get weird stares when you pull into a gas station and a little 5'3" woman pops out of the drivers seat! Lol. Have fun with it.