Misty and SaraJane have both gone away to sleep-away school.
Misty left a couple of weeks ago and our foster filly, SaraJane, left Friday afternoon.
The horse rescue that owns SaraJane received a training grant and with Misty away at school, this was a perfect time for SaraJane to get some training and become more adoptable. I had hoped to be home from work in time to say good-bye to SaraJane before the rescue picked her up, but I was too late.
When I arrived home, no horse greeted me.
The barn felt empty and lonely.
I got teary-eyed.
I miss them.
Fortunately it is just temporary. And as much as I enjoy my daily barn chores, I'm not shedding too many tears over a brief furlough from manure scooping.
It's all good.
Misty is doing well with her training. She's a novelty at the stable where most of the horses are long-legged, fancy, shmancy hunter/jumpers. So she gets a lot of attention.
The rescue owners notified me that SaraJane loaded easily into their trailer and has settled in well at her boarding school. She's such a sweet-natured filly.
I've loved horses all my life and owned several when I was younger. I showed in English Pleasure and Amateur Hunters in my 20s. Now in my 50s, following a long absence of horses, I've rekindled my passion. I have three equines at home - Misty, a Percheron mare, Lyra a mini horse and her daughter, Lola, a mini mule. We're an odd looking group, but we get along great.