Remus had a sleepover night with his new friend, Fidget. Who is Fidget, you may ask? A very nice Thoroughbred horse heading to the AEC’s today. Hillary (Equestrian At Hart) emailed me the other week asking about options for layovers near Memphis as they were driving from TX to KY. And I had a list of barns for them but then said why don’t you just stay here?
And they did! They arrived late last night. It was Hillary and her friend Julie who both know Amanda so it is kind of a six degrees of separation thing how this blogging and horse world overlap. And I realized that Amanda and I have known each other for a long time now. Wow. Crazy how time flies. And I also realized most of us bloggers are pretty trusting. Never met, go to someone’s house in the night? Fine. Amanda vouched for me!
Even though they must have felt like it was Deliverance driving up in the dark countryside last night, they got here and even got through my gate (which was a huge work in progress, big ass rig, tiny gate).
I am still not sure how they got in. But they did! Then I told them to park it and we would figure it out in the morning.
Remus was THRILLED TO HAVE A NEW FRIEND (AKA the horse Fidget that was visiting, he was very sweet but freaking tall as hell, so tall!) for the night. And Remus was even more thrilled that Hillary’s adorable child (I don’t do kids usually and she is absolutely adorable) was around too for him to snuggle up to, Oh Remus. He would love to just live his life in a petting zoo.:)
Remus did not mind being woke up and having the barn lights on late at night. At all.
And that was my Sunday night. Whew I am exhausted today. This morning we had the fun task of getting that big rig turned around to get out of my driveway but Julie is a bad ass at driving and got that done in seconds. (Helps immensely if it is not as dark as eff outside).
It was fun to meet Hillary and Julie and Bea and Fidget. I loved having people stay over and offered up my place to them both anytime they are coming through Tennessee. Ollie, Bernie, and Gretchen enjoyed the company too and I had to check Julie’s truck before they left in case they had stolen Ollie or Bernie or both! 🙂 They both met Mark too which is amazing since I think most people think he is a figment of my imagination! 🙂
I hope they come back through sometime. I might call my place Hotel California. You can check out any time you like but you can never leave. HA!
Alas no riding was done with my horse this weekend but stay tuned. I just scheduled a lesson with the new barn on Friday morning! OMG I hope me and the fat buckskin don’t collapse from the exertion. I am pretty sure Hillary’s first words to me after seeing Remus were, “OH MY GOD HE IS SO CUTE…..and so fat” Guilty as charged!