By Patty Wilber
Judith and I decided to bring H home for the last month before the big Texas Premier sale so I could prepare to present him at the sale, which feels more like a big scary show than a sale, to me. (He was with Cody Crow at No Where But Up Performance Horses in Colorado for the last year.) I will be riding him doing some sort of routine, maybe working cows…not entirely sure, yet…
Thank goodness for Rachel Pozzi at FreeBird Designs and Performance Horses. She is organizing this whole sale business, including the auction application, and new photos and video for the advertising between now and then (Sept 10-11). And she will go with me to the sale.
Plus, she and her mom hauled H down from Colorado last week, because they were going right by after a camping/riding trip to one of the Dakotas. This was double lucky for me because my 2004 Dodge went serious death wobbling the week before I was planning to go up there and it just got back from the shop. (So far we have upgraded/repaired brakes, radiator, shocks, drive train and the suspension…cheaper than a new vehicle, but still…Let’s hope we get a few more good years out of it as it also has a rebuilt engine and a relatively new transmission.)
Here is a mild death wobble video. Ours was a whole lot more violent.
The day after H got back to NM, Rachel and I set up a Photo Shoot. H is pretty darn photogenic. I have got to learn to take off my Concentration Face and put on my I Am Having So Much Fun face for photos!
Anyway, Rachel did a deep clean on H, I got dressed up, and we played in the arena and out on their property. We also got lucky when Rachel’s horse departed with the camera in the unzipped camera bag hanging over the saddle horn. The camera stayed in the bag!
I am looking forward to getting to spend this last month with this super talented horse, and I figure if, at the sale, I just have to keep him, I will call Jim and ask for an early birthday present… More likely, I will just cry all the way to bank.
And NO MORE PROSPECTS. I like riding and training and getting to know all the horses that come to the house. I really hate selling horses, especially horses as cool at this one (which is why we hired Rachel!).