A while back I shared with you that part of the deal to get Sam back from Lifesavers Sanctuary Program was to exchange Sam for Baby Bart.
Many of you asked why I didn’t just keep the three new horses AND get Sam back…
…For two reasons. The first being I took 3 horses (!) in exchange for Sam’s freedom at Lifesavers – so when I wanted to get her back, I needed to give at least one horse back for financial reasons.
The other reason, the reason I chose Baby Bart to return, is because I really truly felt that Bart was unhappy here. From the moment he arrived, he pinned his ears at me. That never quit. When I fed, when I tried to touch him, when I entered his paddock, when I tried to catch him… the boy didn’t like me. He was very happy with Missy Miss, but no one else.
My intuition told me that he liked it where he had been at LIfesavers, with all of his yearling buddies, and that being here was totally not suitable – in his opinion. He was bummed and sad.
Now, I know that people much more qualified than me in the horse world feel that horses live ‘in the moment’. Well, to me, I think they live in whatever moment they chose to live in. Some are present in the here and now, but I know that some mourn lost friends (Norma and Dodger totally miss Slick) and they miss other homes (I am SURE Remi didn’t like it here and wished she was back in Grass Valley) and other people – like Baby Bart. He wanted his old people back.
BART IN HIS NEW/OLD HOME!
So, on this thought, I chose to return Baby Bart to his old home, Lifesavers Sanctuary. My hope was that he would return to the joyful and lovely colt they said he was before he came here.
And, from what they’ve told me since he arrived back at Lifesavers, Baby Bart is happy as a clam. They said he was ears forward and always playful.
Hmmmm. Well… GOOD!
A totally different horse than he was when he was here…
…and I’m so happy for him. He absolutely knew what he wanted, and got his point across.
I asked for photos to prove that Baby Bart was happy at Lifesavers. These photos below were taken at Lifesavers.