The big bay is off to training camp...
Really mom? I was plumb happy with my life the way it was...
I booked 30 days for him, but since I am a lazy person and didn't ever get around to doing any groundwork or saddling on him...I upped that to 60 days. I want him pretty solid before he comes home.
I opted not to send the sorrel horse, Bugs back to the trainer. I'm not worried about getting on him anymore. He was all huff and puff about the getting on part. Never did anything I can't handle myself at home. Megan is starting Spring Break, so I'll have her around for the next two weeks to dial 911 for me.
Thought it would be a quick trip over and back to drop the bay horse off. Hauled bales over this morning, dropped them off, came home, cleaned Jet up, popped him in the work rig, loaded up the dogs and was ready to head out.
Turn the key...
Figured Megan must have left the key on when I asked her to roll the windows up the other day.
Pulled the dually over. Hook up the jumper cables. Let the battery charge for a few minutes...
No problem here!
Unhook the cables, put them away, park the dually, jump back in the work truck, slap her in gear and...
I just drove the pickup last week and not a problem.
Huh...Maybe it'll move in 4-wheel drive?
Think, think, think...
Hmmmm...If I could just get the pickup to move, I could pull the trailer over to a better spot, unhook and hook the dually up.
(Much cussing and stomping ensued)
Jump out, hook the dually to the big trailer, pull it out, unload bay horse, lead to LQ trailer, load?
Dear God, Please load????
Really? You need a friend?
Tie bay horse to trailer (he's pretty sure the trailer fender is going to eat him)...Untie bay horse from trailer, put him in his pen, catch dirty, nasty buckskin, load him, go get bay horse, load
(Thank you god!)
Tell the now thoroughly confused Red Dog he cannot go (I don't let the dogs ride in the dually very often), he begs, I pet, he pouts...meanwhile bay horse is going berzerk in the LQ.
Crap, jump in p/u and head over to trainers.
Finally make it back home, unhook work truck from trailer, put it in 4-wheel and get it out from under trailer, it will move forward...barely. No reverse.
Unhook LQ trailer, get dually backed under stock trailer, which sucked because of the angle I parked last time, get hooked up and park stock trailer out of the way...which means if it rains again, It'll be as big of a pain to get it out as it was the last time.
Now...I'm ready for a stiff drink, but am settling for a sandwich instead. Still have horses to ride and I have to have chores done and be at another meeting about that stupid Birthday Bash by 6pm.
And my day started out so good too! Argghhhh!