All of best luck to Brocky and you, Evil! It sounds like he'll be in a wonderful home, so you just stay strong!
Still nervous. Moving stables this Sunday. As the weather has been very wintery for a long time, he might be stabled overnight for more than a month, until the summer pastures are ready for grazing, but not much I can do about it. :(
And yesterday Snickers gave me a scare. All the roads around and the arena of my current barn are now covered with ice or ice crusted snow, so the only option we have is to graze and take walks off-roads. That we did yesterday, and just across the road from our outside arena Snickers noticed a nice, snowy patch and wanted to roll in it. The patch seemed okay, so I let him, but when he got down, it turned out that there is a small slope under all that snow, and he slid down on his side before I could get him up. As a result, he got a small pine tree between his hind and forelegs, and, laying on the slope, couldn't get up anymore! Luckily, he acted bravely and was very calm, although visibly frightened, and two barnmates were near, so they ran to us as I called for help and helped getting him up with ropes. In the process he panicked a little and kicked the pine tree violently several times, but, thank the horse gods, no injuries, just a scare and getting to walk him off for a while, as he had sweated all over.
But so proud of my big boy, when he lay there and let me hold his head, while my barnmates threw ropes around his legs!
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.