Yesterday was Blaze's scheduled drop off date. I'd been in touch w/his owner all day, and they were planning to load him at 4 and drop him off around 5. I got to the stable at 4:45, put my tack in its new spot, chatted excitedly with some people who board there, and just tapped my foot impatiently.
5:30 rolls around, I call his owner and they haven't even been able to get him loaded yet. They've had him for 4 years and never took him off their property, and I guess he was just really wary of their slant load trailer. She said they were about to give up, so I just went home.
So now it's Monday and I'm back at work this week in my 9-5 job. My BO is willing to drive her stock trailer out tomorrow night, but what if he won't load in that? Plus, that also means my having to pay to transport him, and I don't know if his owners will be ok with someone else trailering him. Not only that, but his owner e-mailed me this morning asking if I wanted to lease him on their property. It's a nice notion, but a-they live 30+ minutes from me, and the stable I want to board at is less than 15. 30 minutes multiple times a week would be tough, let alone in the winter and in an un-lit arena and b-I'm so looking forward to riding/caring for a horse in a community setting for the first time in years. If she backs out/changes her mind I will be so upset.
I'm just dissapointed. I know sh*t happens and all that, I'm not blaming Blaze for not wanting to load, but it's going to be tougher to make this happen during the week, the BO isn't available this weekend due to barn stuff, and I had just hoped to have my new guy settled last night.