Friday, May 23, 2008

Details, details...


Silver Lite 3 Horse

I swung out to Brim Tractor today and asked about using a trailer again (I know, how late can I push this stuff? You'd be surprised...), only to find out they're going out of the trailer business! He told me they were shipping them back to SilverLite, but if the one I'd used before was out there, they'd let me use it again. Well...what a relief it was when Darling and I walked out to the lot and found it parked just where we'd left it! If you think about it, click the link and send them a thank you email for helping to support me in the Western States Mustang Challenge!

Now I'm wondering just how much they'd be willing to drop the price if we were to buy it? After all, making $50 on it is better than shipping it back, right? That's City Boy's homework...to figure out what type of price to offer. Then it's up to y'all to determine how much soap you use in a year and buy it from me up front...ha! Okay, so maybe not. Y'all will be getting invitations to my "Buy A Horse Trailer Garage Sale Fundraiser", however!

Sandy did quite well today in the arena. I tend to spend a lot of time lunging...an hour or sometimes more...to get him to the point where I know he's not full of vim and vigor before climbing on. Curt, of course, has no clue I came off that day a couple of weeks back (can you imagine him worrying himself to death?), so when he came out today to lend a hand he couldn't for the life of him figure out what was taking me so long. I cut the lunging short, grabbed my helmet, and hopped on while Curt held the line. The line wasn't really necessary, but it makes Curt feel better about my climbing on board, so we follow his lead.

Today we didn't just use the end of the arena, but began making bigger and bigger circles at the lope until we had about half of it in use. The footing isn't so good at the moment; it was over watered and now it's just like home, all slick in the center! So we had to be careful. Sandy was plum tuckered by the time I finished with him today.

You can adopt me!

In other mustang news....there's a rumor going 'round that the MHF (Mustang Heritage Foundation) will now be working with the Oregon horses! This means we can do a Challenge up in this corner of the world using the mustangs up here. Sounds like Ride the West in 2009 may be a possibility. On top of that, it also means that I can take in horses from Burns on the Trainer Incentive Program, which is where the MHF will pay board and even training fees if we can adopt the horse(s) out while in our care. How cool is that? Jamie Thomas and I had already decided to take two horses each and haul them to the fair up here in Lynden this summer, and now it sounds like we may actually end up in the black financially! The benefit to the adopter is a horse who won't need the special fencing (six feet), which tends to be what stops most folks.



Please say your prayers for Sandy! Ask God to find him the perfect new home so that I don't need to worry about him :)

Join the Hay Burner's Club and donate $15 towards Sandy's upkeep and I'll send you a 5x7 photo (once the horse is here, of course.) Or buy advertising space in the form of a button.

4 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Tracey, you and Sandy are in our prayers daily here. ;)

How could we not? You guys are like family now to a LOT of folks!

Rising Rainbow said...

I was wondering how Curt was doing. Glad to hear he's home from the hospital and feeling well enough to help you.

The bad thing about all tha lunging is sooner or later they get used to it and are so fit you can't wear them down. Guess you won't have Sandy long enough to worry about that.

I hope you can swing buying the trailer. That would be cool. Sorry to hear that the guy that has helped you has to quit sellling them though. I'd like to see that kind of generosity be rewarded. I will send him an email to thank him.

I will be praying that Sandy finds a great home. I know how hard it is to watch my horse children end up someplace not good for them. Sure wouldn't want that to happen to him or you.

Rising Rainbow said...

Tracy, I couldn't find an email address there. Do you have one for them you could post?? Also I didn't realize they were New Holland dealers. New Holland is a corporate sponsor for the Arabian Horse Association. If I ever get to buy a new tractor (huge on my wish list) I'll know right where to go.

Tracey said...

MiKael, I don't see an email, either. But if anyone feels like making a phone call or sending a thank you card, here's the info:

(360) 354-4411 or
Toll Free 1-800-530-2746
350 S. Duffner Dr., Suite B
Lynden, WA 98264

That's cool that New Holland supports the AHA; and yes, now you know you can shop with Brim! Looks like they've got locations closer to you than Lynden, too!