On today's date last year, November 17, Brian and I drove to Philadelphia Park racetrack to meet our Found in the Fog (Foggy). Doesn't Foggy look, in the photo above, like the mirror image of the little horse in my Honeysuckle Faire banner?
Foggy came in January and has settled in nicely bringing great joy to us. His sweet ways are contagious and I think Pie and Sovereign both like his addition.
This November, we are packing to travel to Florida again for the holidays. Each year this trip gets more difficult for me. I love spending time in the sun with Brian and Maizie, but I miss my boys terribly. I do think Foggy is content and healthy on our farm and I can safely leave. This was my worry last year. This year, I know I probably won't be completely free of worry until the day I return. Is it worry, or is it me missing them? I wonder, are all horse owners like this? Will I ever be able to fully enjoy travel without my horses? Bittersweet is blooming its little red and yellow heads off on our farm right now. Very apropos.
I'll be on the road for a few days. Happy riding everyone!
I hate being away, even for a day or two - the horses are essential to my life.ReplyDelete
Oh he DOES look like your logo pony!! Oh my...foreshadowing??? ;)ReplyDelete
Yes, when I leave, I always whisper into Laz's ear "PLEASE be good and no accidents" and hope it goes that way. It's hard to be away but they will be fine and happy, as you will be too :) Worrying doesn't help anyway. Trust me, lol!
Yes! Foggy does look like the horse in your banner! It is always difficult leaving animals behind, but especially horses. I think you have to try and 'let go' for the time you are away and enjoy the holidays... you will be back before you know it, and they will all be waiting for you :)ReplyDelete
I haven't left Val since I've had him lol. I know I'll have to do it eventually...ReplyDelete
Enjoy your holidays!!
I know the feeling, and have seldom left the farm. There are just not very many people I would trust to live here and do a good job. First choice is our daughter, who also has a job and two young boys. Perhaps this would be a good time as we are down to three horses instead of 7.ReplyDelete
I have a hard time just leaving them for the night! And like another reader, I tell Harley to be good and don't get into trouble! It's like leaving children unattended--but sometimes we have to. Have a wonderful holiday, Juliette!ReplyDelete
this is the main reason i don't visit america often enough. i miss my family and friends and countless things about my home but i hate leaving baasha.ReplyDelete
Jules , I too have terrible bouts of grief within, when I don't go see my Wa mare every day I could. The one day I spent away with just Bruce this summer I got the call from the owner- she had gotten hurt.ReplyDelete
It's tough boarding I hate it.
I think you simply.must go and the part of your heart that remains must remain with the horses. I know they have excellent caregivers...but I know they will miss you too.
I had always wondered what horse that was fashioned after in your logo...now I know that your heart fashioned it beforehand~ to be him :)
I cannot belieeeeve that you have had Fog for a full year! can you beleive it easily! he has been SO GOOD, SO WONDERFUL! And you are dashing off to sunny Florida! remember when you and Brian went out to rescue that bird and it was just behaving normally? You are such a wonderful human. You make me SMILE. I might be in PA in December! I will miss you! But maybe that means I can sneak to your farm and kidnap Pie!! hee heeReplyDelete
How happy it makes me to see a happy horse! Foggy is very cute. And your grass is so vibrant!ReplyDelete
Nope, you can never leave without missing them! (though no need for anxiety if you have great horse-sitters!)
Juliette, I love the photo of you on Foggy - and yes, he does look just like your banner! I'm with you, I would miss Buckshot terribly if I traveled! But I guess if there is a good side to it - it gives your mother (their caretaker I think) a chance to bond with them in a special way. Have a good trip and hurry back and write to us some more!ReplyDelete