Of course I had to walk all the way back to the barn, when I got back I noticed that the whole barn staff was freaking out, they were running around like crazy looking for me. Lisa saw me and ran to me with a big hug! She patted me all down to make sure I was okay, then she wanted to know what happened only after she let everyone know I was okay. After the story was told we went to the barn so I could take care of Phoenix, he was fine not cuts or swollen legs. As long as he was fine that was all that mattered.
So that was one lesson out of the many that horse had taught me was to always pay attention to what was going on around me. He also taught me it’s not always about winning even though that was my goal at the end of the day, as long as we did our best that was all that really mattered! I had him for four years before it was time for me to advance to a bigger better horse. But I still had a hard time letting the big boy go, but he needed to go to another little girl that would enjoy him just as much as I did. He would do the same for her as he did for me. So after being on the internet for a month or so we finally had a buyer. She was a little girl 9 years old, the perfect age to start out on a event horse like him.
It was a Saturday when they came to the barn with a truck and trailer to pick my baby boy up. The few days before I had sent countless hours just talking to him and making him look as pretty as possible. But I knew the time would come sooner than later when I would have to say goodbye. But I had to tell the little girl everything I knew about him before she could leave.
I walked up and greeted them as they got out, and I shook all of their hands. My dad was talking to her parents about the money and what not while I led the girl into the barn. The look on her face was the same that I had when I first saw this beautiful horse. She looked up and asked if he was the one she was taking home today, I smiled at her just before she walked over to him. The same halter was on him when I got him and she asked me if Flying described him, with a one word answer and I smile I said he fly’s like nothing it’s his passion is to fly over whatever you ask him. I then walked to them and told her our story and how I hoped she would love and enjoy him as much as I did. Then I handed her the leather lead and we walked out to where our parents had been the whole time talking. And that was the last time I saw that horse as he walked into the trailer! My dad hugged me as they drove away and the little girl waved good bye to me. After we could no longer see them we started walking to the truck and on the way back he said tomorrow we would start the search for my next 3 horses for 3 day even ting. One for each class Show jumping, Cross Country, and Dressage.