So… earlier this year, I signed up for a book retreat up at the V6 Ranch. I went with my longtime (known her since I was born) friend, Lorelei.
Lorelei and I like to call ourselves ‘wombmates’ because our mothers were friends and pregnant at the same time. We were best friends forever, before that was a thing.
Anyway… when we went to the retreat at V6, Lor stopped by my house to see it – and fell in love with Annie.
Now there is just about no one else I would trust with a horse as I would trust Lor. We rode through all the hills of Calabasas and Hidden Hills (California) when we were kids. I would honestly say that Lor always had a better seat than I did. She actually worked TBs at the tracks when we were little. Me, no way.
So, when Lor liked Annie… and Annie reciprocated the feelings… I asked Lor if she was wanting to train Annie. If she was, I’d loan her out for as long as it worked.
(Lor lives near a horsey community in Southern CA – 3 hours away from me.)
Lor jumped at the chance! Annie is bigger, but looks a lot like Lor’s first horse, Priscilla. And, Lor is totally capable of caring for Annie and hiring a trainer to help her with big girl training.
So, today, they all came up to work with Annie. (I was at work, which was probably good because the reality of Annie leaving is tough.)
On Saturday, our incredible mustang hauler, Marlene Dodge, will bring Annie down to Southern CA for her training and new adventures!
–As hard as this is to admit, our home in Paso is no place to train a horse. Clearly, I’ve not done much training besides gentling her. So, I’m relieved that a friend I trust wants to put the time and effort into the lovely Annie.
Thank you, Lorelie. I am very excited for the both of you!