I think that April/May have been the busiest months I have ever in my life had!!! In addition to Scooby competing regularly, I also had to balance getting married in Cape May on April 30th ( yes! After 8 and a half years, we finally took the plunge!!!! It was awesome and such a wonderful weekend with our families!). During this time, I was also going through the lengthy selling process of my beloved Darby. He has now moved on to his wonderful new home and I am soo happy with where he is and who he is with. He is being loved and doted on daily!!
Saying goodbye......Definitely bittersweet! I will miss looking at that gorgeous boy daily...
It was very hard saying goodbye to Darby. I get tears in my eyes just typing this, but it is what I worked so hard for, and the sense of pride and accomplishment is amazing. Re-training off the track thoroughbreds is a lot of work, and when people think they are riding a green horse because it is only a 2'6" jumper or a Beginner Novice Level eventer, try riding a horse that can not even walk a straight line without falling in or out. Now that is a green horse! It is what I live for though and I love changing these horses lives. I also love seeing how happy they make their new owners. This is part of an email that I recently received from D's new owner:
Darby is just a sweetheart! It is so stressful to buy a new horse especially when you've had a bad experience in the past. So far, he is just wonderful. I look forward to seeing him and riding him whenever I can."
This is what makes it completely worth it! A very happy and proud new owner!
So like I said..... a lot has happened recently!!!!!! The craziness is not over yet though!! I am in search of my new baby/babies, and I am leaving for Bermuda on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!! I am very much in need of a week on a cruise ship! R and R.....and some martinis of course!!!!
Prince William and Kate do not have anything on us!! (April 30th)