When I left Port Coquitlam and had to part ways with my
leased and beloved horse, Flame, my heart hurt.
I was excited about my new home but a piece of me was left behind. There was an empty void.
In my departing email – as well has thanking Flame’s owner
and the barn manager, I wrote I would be looking for a barn in the New Year and
Flame would be my first choice; if that option was not available then I would
look for a horse that would be the perfect match.
In the meantime, the void was somewhat filled with a leased
horse, Gamble, and his herd mates. I did enjoy the different personalities of
the horses as well there was a cutie pie colt whose antics provided much
Spring has arrived and new life is springing forth. In
January , I had given some thought on how I wanted the next years ahead to be and written down what I
wanted. I wanted my own horse, for one, so it is not surprising that something urged
me to find the perfect barn. I had
written in my journal what the perfect barn would be....ideal conditions and
companions for both my horse and me. I
believe I have found such barn....it is called Serenity Winds.
I booked my spot leaving me ample time to find my exact
I tried contacting Flame’s owner with no success. I contacted someone who was in touch with him
and was told she would definitely pass on my message but she felt it was highly
unlikely he was going to sell.
Maybe it was desperate reaching, although I had looked at
horses for sale that were well mannered yet they did not appeal to me, I found
myself calling Circle F Horse Rescue
Society to inquire about a horse that was schooled in dressage and required an
intermediate to advanced rider. Nothing
in that ad even closely resembled a perfect match! I knew it...yet I called anyway.
So glad I did. I was
told to check out another horse rescue, Hayburner Farm. I looked through the horses for adoption and
there he was. I read the ad on him.
said “I have found another Flame”. He is
exactly what I am looking for. (We both
need work on our performance).
I contacted the barn to ask how much his adoption fee
was.....she said “FREE”.
I have since picked myself up from the floor and have met
Teebo. He was friendly, calm and well
behaved. I am not fooled; I can tell he
is a character. I made my decision to
take him...although if I am honest with myself I had already made it. I mean
keeping it real - Universe has pretty well put out an offer that is hard to refuse.
This morning I had a smidge of conflict in my heart....I felt
like I was deserting Flame....I asked myself, “should I try harder to get Flame?”
“Am I taking the easy route?”
I opened my journal randomly and my eyes fell upon my words
which I had written over a year ago for something else I was struggling with.
At the same time this song flashed into my mind and I had to look up the lyrics.
As I type this ..the load has been lifted and now the future written. Things have progressed
way faster than I planned. I have signed
the contract to transfer ownership of Teebo to myself. I feel elated. He arrives to our new barn this Sat. April 1st....ooh.... I just
realized..April Fool’s day....lol....this is no prank this is
A new boy stands waiting....looking for his new home. This is a new beginning for both of us and together
...we will lovingly ease on down the road ....overcoming what may.